Task Assessment of Normoxic Coastal Antarctic Winterover as an Analog for Spaceflight Immune Dysregulation
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: CHOICE-Coastal
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Directed
Aims:
1. Investigate the effect coastal Antarctica winterover on leukocyte distribution, immunocyte function, cytokine profiles and other relevant immune/stress biomarkers.
2. Investigate the effect coastal Antarctica winterover on the reactivation and shedding of latent herpesviruses.
3. Characterize other adverse clinical outcomes, as voluntarily shared by crewmembers, such that immune changes, viral reactivation, and clinical manifestations may be correlated to infer a clinical relationship.
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