Research shows how the body adapts to reduced oxygen at high altitude
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September 22, 2016
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How do people rapidly adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at high altitude? New research led by UTHealth could help answer that question. From the left are Kaiqi Sun, Yujin Zhang, Ph.D., Yang Xia, M.D., Ph.D., and Hong Liu.

Research shows how the body adapts to reduced oxygen at high altitude

When people travel to mountainous regions where oxygen is in short supply, their red blood cells release more oxygen to their bodies to counteract the oxygen insufficiency. But, how their bodies do this has been a mystery.

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