From the Uni Innsbruck Newsroom
Heat and cold as health hazards
Both hot and cold environments trigger a stress response in the human body and can lead to cardiovascular problems. Physiologist Justin Lawley from the Department of Sport Science and colleagues have recently investigated both factors in scientific studies. The results, which were published in the Journals Scientific Reports and Experimental Physiology, are especially interesting in light of the current multiple global crises.
Unique adaptation to Chronic Mountain Sickness
The Peruvian town of Cerro de Pasco, located at 4,300 meters above sea level, is home to a population that lives with Chronic Mountain Sickness. An international research team with Innsbruck participation has now studied how these highlanders have adapted to the disease. The results were recently published in the Journal of Physiology.
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About the department
Our goal is to do research in the field of sports science with health-related and performance-related focus and to achieve high-impact contributions to the research field. Our focus in the research areas of active mobility, alpine sports epidemiology, biomechanics, performance physiology and prevention, neurophysiology of movement, training science, sports pedagogy and sports didactics, sports medicine, sports economics and sports psychology ensure that our students have access to the latest developments in research during their studies.
Department of Sport Science
6020 Innsbruck / Austria
Tel.: +43 512 507-45801
Fax: +43 512 507-45999
Head of Department: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Federolf
Deputy Head of Department: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Schnitzer