Long-term Hypoxia in Flies Shown to Result in Permanent DNA Changes
In an important study that may shed light on human ability to adapt to hypoxia, or inadequate levels of oxygen, Drs. Dan Zhou, Kelly Frazer, and Gabriel G. Haddad et al. have proven that the genome of flies exposed to long-term hypoxia are changed to permanently affect gene expression. Their findings were publishedby the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on January 24, 2011.
La Jolla, June 29th, 2010 - Dr. Gabriel G. Haddad, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego, and Physician-in-Chief, Rady Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $10 million Program Project Grant from the NIH (Heart, Lung and Blood Institute).