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Mayo's Argentine Research Expedition

It's extreme science about extreme athletes and explorers. People who climb mountains - or run up them - provide a great example of what the human body can do. Understanding their physiology in unusual environments will help researchers to understand better how the body works when it's under the stress of [...]

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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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