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About this book
The latest in a series of books from the International Hypoxia Symposia, this volume spans reviews on key topics in hypoxia, and abstracts from poster and oral presentations. The biannual International Hypoxia Symposia are dedicated to hosting the best basic scientific and clinical minds to focus on the integrative and translational biology of hypoxia. Long before ‘translational medicine’ was a catchphrase, the founders of the International Hypoxia Symposia brought together basic scientists, clinicians and physiologists to live, eat, ski, innovate and collaborate in the Canadian Rockies.
This collection of reviews and abstracts is divided into six sections,
each covering new and important work relevant to a broad range of researchers
interested in how humans adjust to hypoxia, whether on the top of Mt. Everest
or in the pulmonary or cardiology clinic at low altitude. The sections include:
- Epigenetic Variations in Hypoxia
- High Altitude Adaptation
- Hypoxia and Sleep
- Hypoxia and the Brain
- Molecular Oxygen Sensing
- Physiological Responses to Hypoxia
Dr. Robert Roach is the Director of the Altitude Research Center at the University of Colorado. He specializes in the study of physiological adaptations by humans to high altitude, with a recent emphasis on the genomic responses to allow humans to thrive in hypoxia.
Dr. Peter Wagner is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research addresses the theoretical and experimental basis of oxygen transport and its limitations in the lungs and skeletal muscles in health and disease.
Dr. Peter Hackett is a world-renowned high altitude expert and altitude
research pioneer. He is a leading authority on altitude illness, high altitude
climbing, wilderness medicine, and the effects of altitude on people living and
working in the mountains.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7678-9
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
- Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7676-5
- Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7678-9
- Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
- Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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