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Investigating respiratory viruses from Antarctic personnel at Scott Base, McMurdo Station and South Pole Station to determine immune system adaptation to climatic extremes
Entry ID: K016_1975_1976_NZ_1

Abstract: Aspects of human biomedical and immunological adaptation to Antarctic isolation was studied including the occurrence of respiratory virus infections in people overwintering in Antarctica and the reasons for their rapid loss of resistance to infection under these conditions. Winter over personnel are initially exposed to colds and other infections brought to Antarctica by summer support and ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.76   W: 166.76
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 160.67   W: 160.67

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-10-01
Stop Date: 1976-09-30
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Quality This was an NSF study run out of the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation was the grant recipient. The remains of any original data or specimens would be at that institution and it is unknown if any still exist. The Principal Investigator, Dr Muchmore died some time ago. Please refer to the publications for more information or please contact the investigation Dr Alan J Parkinson
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Parkinson, A. Muchmore, H.G. Scott, L.V. Miles, J.A.R. Dick, E.C. 1976 Enhancement of virus isolations by utilizing tissue cultures in the field. Antarctic journal of the United States 11(2): 68-70
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23