Six New Studies to Support NASA’s Space Health Efforts

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Baylor College of Medicine’s Translational Research Institute for Space Health has chosen six projects that aim to address NASA’s biomedical needs for deep space missions.

The projects will receive funds over two years to study astronaut health surveillance, medical guidance for deep space missions, quick medications and sensor-based health assessments, the space agency said Tuesday.

TRISH works to address health challenges that NASA expects to encounter in manned deep space exploration and reduce associated risks.

The institute performs this work in support of the space agency’s Human Research Program.

The following individuals will lead the selected research projects:

  • David Howell, Bondwell Technologies
  • Karen McDonald, University of California, Davis
  • Luca Giancardo, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Steven Yule, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Wei Gao, California Institute of Technology

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