Scientific Services

We bring two major areas of expertise to bear on all problems and projects related to high altitude clinical research. We are experts in both high altitude medicine and exercise physiology at high altitude. Read more...

Fast Facts

Questions about Acute Mountain Sicknesses?

  • Am I at risk of developing AMS?
  • What can I do to prevent AMS?
  • When to seek medical help?
  • My heart seems to beat faster, is this normal?
  • I am in very good physical shape – doesn't that mean that I’m less likely to feel the effects of the altitude?

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Hypoxia in Action

What happens to your body when acutely exposed to lower oxygen:

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ResearchThe Altitude Research Center studies hypoxia to improve health and performance. The Center conducts international, cutting edge work in hypoxia research from the basic physiological to the molecular level.

The Altitude Research Center Laboratory staffs 6 renowned scientists:

The ARC laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the-art altitude chamber, comprehensive laboratory facilities, extensive computing resources, and novel instrumentation.

Original research at the Altitude Research Center:

  • Brain Response to Low Oxygen and Relation to Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Genetics of Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Genetics of Human Athletic Performance
  • Genetics of Low Birth-weight Babies at High Altitude

A natural progression in science is proof of concept by small, innovative exploratory research programs that can lead into larger, fully funded programs. This is key because at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus our ARC researchers and their staffs are 100% supported by research funding. We support a number of exploratory internally funded research programs that we hope lead to funding opportunities: