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Mayo Researchers Test Climbers on Himalaya Expedition

The Mayo research team that featured in so many posts on this blog earlier in the year is at it again. This time Dr. Bruce Johnson's lab has teamed up with world famous mountain climber and adventurer Mike Horn. One of Horn's many projects is a climbing school for young [...]

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"After" Tests Now Underway

With many experiments it boils down to a "before" and an "after" --- today was the after experience for North Face's Derek Campbell and Mayo's Joel Streed. They were both back in the lab on Mayo's Rochester campus running through the same bank of tests they did before leaving for [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

It’s a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It’s also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest’s extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity or advanced age. To take advantage [...]

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Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo's team is headed by [...]

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Tales from Everest

We had the pleasure of sitting in on Edie Grossfield's Post-Bulletin interview with Amine and Bryan. Some untold stories were told and a good deal of the team's personality came through. The team is watching for news of the Everest ascent which is set to begin tomorrow from base camp. Clearly [...]

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Dispatch from the Field 4-26-12

From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Up early so I figured I'd use the Internet while it's available.  As mentioned, yesterday was a day of testing the team.  Research sounds a little "glamorous" for  working in a lab or doing field work in sometimes exotic places.  In the picture [...]

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