Task Pilot Assessment of Stress and Latent Herpesvirus Reactivation at Palmer, Antarctica - Platform for Validation of Immune Countermeasures?
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Palmer Pilot Study
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Directed
Aims:

Specific Aims:

  1. Investigate the effect of coastal Antarctica winterover on salivary stress hormones, salivary cytokine profiles, and basic peripheral leukocyte distribution.
  2. Investigate the effect of coastal Antarctica winterover on the reactivation and shedding of latent herpesviruses.
  3. Characterize other adverse clinical outcomes, as voluntarily shared by crewmembers via a health survey, such that immune changes, viral reactivation, and clinical manifestations may be correlated to infer information regarding clinical risk from persistent immune dysregulation.
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