Le gène de l'altitude

9th Apr 2018

The Xtreme Everest paper and research looking at Sherpa adaptation continues to be making headlines around the world. Most recently their work has been featured in the french science magazine Biofutur.

The paper entitled Metabolic basis to Sherpa altitude adaptation is the work of Xtreme Everest investigators Dr Andrew Murray, James Horscroft and Aleksandra Kotwica, and focuses on the Sherpa population of Nepal and their metabolic adaptations that have allowed their tissues to use oxygen more efficiently, thus conserving muscle energy levels at high altitude. All this could possibly contribute to why they perform so well at extreme altitudes.

To read the article, please click below

 Le gene de laltitude.pdf (130 KB)

Please note the article is written in French.

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