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Article title: Pulmonary hypertension is attenuated and ventilation-perfusion matching is maintained during chronic hypoxia in deer mice native to high altitude

Authors: Claire M. West, Oliver H. Wearing, Rod G. Rhem, Graham R. Scott

From the authors: “This study contributes to the emerging evidence suggesting that deer mice have adapted to high altitude through evolved changes in various aspects of cardiorespiratory and metabolic physiology that help augment aerobic performance and attenuate maladaptive plasticity in chronic hypoxia.”

This study is highlighted as one of June’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.