Hans W Wendt

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A multi-center four-hourly sampling of many tissues for 7 days (00:00 on April 5-20:00 to April 11, 2004), on rats standardized for 1 month in two rooms on antiphasic lighting regimens happened to start on the day after the second extremum of a moderate double magnetic storm gauged by the planetary geomagnetic Kp index (which at each extremum reached 6.3(More)
Aims: Velocity changes in the solar wind recorded by satellite (IMP8 and Wind) are characterized by a solar cycle–dependent ∼1.3-year component. The presence of any ∼1.3-year component in human blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) and in mortality from myocardial infarction (MI) is tested and its relative prominence compared to the 1.0-year variation.(More)
We analyzed cycles with periods, tau, in the range of 0.8-2.0 years, characterizing, mostly during 1999-2003, the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD10), code I46.1. In the tau range examined, only yearly components could be documented in time series from North Carolina, USA;(More)
Changes identified by inferential statistics from summer to winter of high to low arterial blood pressures (BP) have been quantified as a large predictable about-yearly BP swing. This condition of a large annual BP amplitude (LABPA) raises concern about hypotension as well as hypertension and raises new questions regarding appropriate guidelines for(More)
"Chronoastrobiology: are we at the threshold of a new science? Is there a critical mass for scientific research?" A simple photograph of the planet earth from outer space was one of the greatest contributions of space exploration. It drove home in a glance that human survival depends upon the wobbly dynamics in a thin and fragile skin of water and gas that(More)
Self-experimentation concerns not only scientists, but also each individual for the sake of his/her chronobiologic health and science literacy, eventually to be acquired in primary and secondary education. Public education ensures that everybody who knows how to read or write can dispense with the service of a costly scribe. At all ages, public education(More)
A circadian rhythm of plasma activity (PRA) was demonstrated for both Japanese and North American women, the latter mostly Caucasians of mixed ethnic origin. The results were based on blood samples withdrawn at 4-hour intervals during a 24-hour span (in March 1978) from 20 subjects from Fukuoka (average age 20.4 +/- 0.1 years) and 16 subjects from(More)
The course of infrared thermography including isothermograms on the skin surface was investigated considering blood flow, redness of the skin and permeability of blood vessel, in the following skin reactions: 1. Intracutaneous injection of histamine and histamine liberator compound 48/80 increased the heat radiation. Local application of antihistamine(More)
The record was studied of a 71-year-old, diurnally active (0700-2200 hours) male psychiatrist (G.N.) who self-measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BPS and BPD) mostly but not exclusively on Sunday mornings, from 1969 to 1994. A large about-yearly change was revealed which increased with age and was accompanied by a decreasing trend in the yearly(More)
In several human adults, certain solar activity rhythms may influence an about 7-day rhythm in heart rate. When no about-weekly feature was found in the rate of change in sunspot area, a measure of solar activity, the double amplitude of a circadian heart rate rhythm, approximated by the fit of a 7-day cosine curve, was lower, as was heart rate corresponds(More)