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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 26th, 2012

Another Summit

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Conrad Anker has summited as well. What’s more, he did it without oxygen. Part of a day’s rest and he was off. See the NatGeo report. That makes six climbers from the North Face/NatGeo expedition that successfully reached the top of Everest. Read the news release that summarizes the ascents. Everyone should be at base […]

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


May 24th, 2012

Heading to Camp 4

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As of this morning, the North Face/NatGeo team headed out of Camp 3 for the long trek up to Camp 4. Weather appears favorable and everyone is well. Mark Jenkins filed a report on the NatGeo blog as the last report from the team before they set out today. We will relay what information we […]

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Tags: Mount Everest, National Geographic, The North Face


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


May 10th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (5-10-12)

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From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Today is a day of organizing and hopefully a little relaxing.  After bringing more than 600 kilos of equipment to Mount Everest Basecamp, it’s time to make sure everything gets back home.  So the team will be going through everything, packing and repacking equipment and personal gear.  Later, […]

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


May 7th, 2012

"Tent" Trials for Everest

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The Mayo Everest Research Team has spent the last several weeks learning how the body reacts to extreme altitude by testing National Geographic and The North Face climbers preparing to summit Mt. Everest. But before they left to set up their base camp laboratory they conducted simulation experiments at Mayo Clinic. One of the tests […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, clinical trials, heart disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, pulmonary edema, The North Face


May 7th, 2012

Altitude, Heart Patients and Lung Fluid

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The Mayo research team on Mt. Everest is preparing to trek out from base camp this week and one of the goals of their expedition has been to study how and why people, at extremely high altitudes, develop fluid buildup on their lungs. The same thing happens to patients with congestive heart failure. Researchers say […]

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


May 5th, 2012

Dispatch from the Field (extra)

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Conducting medical research in the field can take lots of improvising: equipment can fail, power is often a big question mark and weather can play havoc with your work. Still, there are those that see the whole world as a lab.  In the picture below, researcher Alex Kasak works with urine samples at the dinner […]

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


May 4th, 2012

Happy Birthday Alex Kasak!

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Mayo Everest Research Team member Alex Kasak is celebrating his 25th birthday on Mount Everest today. Alex, from Austin, Minnesota, is a research assistant who was added to the team at the last moments and has played an important role in all the testing that’s going on. He already began receiving Facebook greetings from his […]

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


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