Scientific Research

Fabiola León-Velarde: Uncovering the Mysteries of Chronic Mountain Sickness

by David Warmflash, MD, Bonnie Denmark, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

Human Blood: An introduction to its components and types

(Palomar College) Dr. Dennis O'Neil's tutorial on human blood.

News & Events

Ethiopians and Tibetans thrive in thin air using similar physiology, but different genes

(ScienceDaily) Scientists have pinpointed genetic changes that allow some Ethiopians to live more than a mile above sea level without getting altitude sickness, but these differ from those that allow Tibetans to live in low-oxygen environments.

Researchers identify genetic adaptation for high altitudes

(Nature World News) Reports on research to identify the genetic factors that allow people to adapt to high altitude and low-oxygen environments.

Research focuses on educating the public in the fields of high altitude medicine and physiology. It contains a wealth of information on high altitudes and altitude sickness, including such features as calculators of blood oxygen levels.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Overview of Blood Structure & Function

(Get Body Smart) An animated and interactive ebook about human anatomy and physiology.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education