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News: Southampton scientists climb to Everest Base Camp to further hypoxia research

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Southampton scientists climb to Everest Base Camp to further hypoxia research 

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Southampton scientists climb to Everest Base Camp to further hypoxia research 

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Scientists and medical staff are taking on one of the harshest environments known to man to further vital research into the effects of low oxygen levels on the human body. Hypoxia (lack of oxygen reaching the body's vital organs) takes place at high altitudes but is also a common problem for patients in an intensive care unit. Mike Grocott the Critical Care Research Area lead at the NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit is joined by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and scientists on the Xtreme Everest project, to conduct investigations of human adaptation to hypoxia at high altitude, with the hope of developing novel treatments for critically ill patients suffering a similar challenge in hospital. The project is an international collaboration between the University of Southampton, University College London and Duke University, USA.

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Southampton University news release 

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12/04/2013 

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12/05/2013 

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Created at 12/04/2013 16:37  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 12/04/2013 16:37  by Leonilde Yahyaoui