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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from hypoxia.
  • adj. Describing a breathing gas mixture that contains less than 21% oxygen.


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  • We investigate the ability of MSC, exposed to short-term hypoxic conditions, to participate in vascular and tissue regeneration in an in vivo model of hindlimb ischemia.

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  • According to ESPN's Tim Griffin, West Virginia players are using some kind of fancy, enclosed closet that includes the word hypoxic to get used to the high altitude in Boulder.

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  • There’s not a lot of research done on the rise of nitrous oxide in hypoxic waters and Dr. Codispoti warns that, “we should intensify our observations of the relationship between low oxygen concentrations and nitrous oxide in coastal waters.”

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  • These so-called hypoxic areas exist around the world, and there were as many as 200 in North America in the spring, says Robert J. Diaz, a professor of marine science at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

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  • In response, the tumors begin to express a molecule called hypoxic-inducible factor 1. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Dead zones - also known as hypoxic areas - occur when dissolved oxygen falls below 1.4 milliliters per liter, Murawski explained. Latest News

  • University of Washington Assistant Professor Matt Kaeberlein and colleagues found nematode worms live longer if their genetic makeup permits their cells to turn on a protective reaction to a drop in oxygen -- a reaction called the hypoxic response -- even under normal oxygen conditions.

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  • For half a century, scientists have known that two-thirds of tumors have patches containing low levels of oxygen, called hypoxic tumor cells, which are harder to treat with radiation and more likely to spread.


  • This can result in an area experiencing stress or death of near or bottom dwelling organisms called a hypoxic zone, or "dead zone."

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  • A study by Pierre Sonveaux and colleagues at Universite catholique de Louvain, in Belgium, found that tumor cells use different fuel sources depending on whether they are in regions rich in oxygen or deprived of oxygen, called hypoxic regions.

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