Effects of mission duration on neuroimmune responses in astronauts.

  title={Effects of mission duration on neuroimmune responses in astronauts.},
  author={Raymond P. Stowe and Clarence F. Sams and Duane L. Pierson},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={74 12},
BACKGROUND Spaceflight poses a unique stress to humans that can impair cellular immune responses and reactivate latent herpes viruses. Notably, prior studies have suggested that mission length may be an important factor in the variability of immune alterations observed after spaceflight. In this study, adrenocortical responses and circulating leukocytes were compared between astronauts who participated in either 9- or 16-d missions. HYPOTHESIS Mission duration will differentially affect… CONTINUE READING


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