Task Determination of risk for and occurrence of heart disease from space radiation (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/20 02:45:15 PM (Central)
Short Title: Risk - Heart Disease
Responsible HRP Element: Space Radiation
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Aim 1: Determine the progression rates, existence of a threshold, latency periods and relative biological effectiveness of iron ions, silicon and protons compared with gamma rays of risk for and occurrence of degenerative disease in the cardiovascular system resulting from ground-based exposure to GCRs. 

Aim 2
: Determine the importance of the kidney in the mechanism underlying cardiac disease from HZE ion exposure.

Aim 3
: Develop a theoretical model of disease progression to extrapolate results on charged particle-induced cardiac risks in rats to degenerative cardiac disease in astronauts.

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