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August 3rd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Takes Medical Research to Kilimanjaro

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

The core group of Mayo Clinic researchers that moved their lab to the base camp at Mount Everest to study heart disease and aging are at it again, this time in Africa. Along with a party of nearly 35, they will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, obtaining scientific data from the climbers along the way. Led by […]

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Tags: aging, altitude sickness, Amine Issa, Bruce Johnson, Kilimanjaro, physiology, research


May 15th, 2013

Mayo Research Adds "New Chapter" to National Geographic's Everest

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Our friend, the veteran mountaineer Conrad Anker, is the author of the latest National Geographic  book on Mount Everest, covering the earliest days of attempted assaults on the peak to the latest climbs including the expedition that included Mayo Clinic’s research team. One of the chapters in The Call of Everest is penned by the […]

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Tags: Bruce Johnson, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, remote monitoring


May 29th, 2012

"What Everest Teaches About Disease" – WSJ

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Kudos to Shirley Wang for her article in today’s Wall St. Journal on the Mayo Everest expedition. Page D3 in the print edition, here’s the online story.

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


May 28th, 2012

The Why of Researching on Everest

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Dr. Bruce Johnson explains about researching in extreme environments: Our research laboratory has a long history of studying the limits of human performance and human adaptation in extreme environments. This has a number of practical applications, such as the deployment of troops to these environments (like Afghanistan – cold, high and dry) or workers that […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, research education, science education, The North Face


May 24th, 2012

"After" Tests Now Underway

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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 Everest over a month ago. […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 21st, 2012

What is the Death Zone?

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Another in our series on the science of the expedition, Dr. Jim McEachen, Mayo Clinic aerospace medicine fellow provides background [Editor’s note: this was written before the most recent deaths]  In 1998, the popular PBS series Nova reported an ominous piece of data.  For every six successful summits on Everest, one person will die.  The show was following […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, mountain climbing, physiology


May 20th, 2012

Tales from Everest

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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 the weather is being cooperative […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, physiology


May 16th, 2012

Everest Ascent planned for 25th

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National Geographic and North Face have announced the decision to abandon the planned ascent on the West Ridge of Everest due to bad conditions. Conrad Anker, head of the expedition, hopes to climb with the team going up the Southeast Ridge. That group will leave base camp on the 21st, hoping to summit on the […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 15th, 2012

Reflections of Climbers on Research

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Research is continuing on the Everest climb. Yes, the Mayo team is back in Minnesota, but now the data crunching begins as equipment is being retrieved via one shipping outlet  or another on its way back from Nepal. At least two manuscripts will be started almost immediately. Back on Everest, the climbers have a two-week […]

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Tags: altitude research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, North Face, physiology


May 13th, 2012

Arrival – 5-12-12

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The team arrived shortly after 7 on Saturday evening to the delight of family, friends and colleagues. Several TV stations captured the event before everyone rushed off for some private time, American food, and rest. WCCO TV coverage KSTP TV coverage

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Tags: biomedical research, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, The North Face


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