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Virtual Workshop - The Science of Suspended Animation in Deep Space

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020

Location: US,

On the long trip to Mars, can induced hibernation be used to protect the health of space travelers and to maximize extremely limited resources? Join the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) as we separate the science from fiction of "suspended animation" and delve into multiple aspects of hibernation, from medical and physiology to CO2 footprint and terrestrial applications.

Friday, August 7, 2020 10 am CDT | 11 am EDT Zoom 

Topic: The Science of Suspended Animation in Deep Space

Description: Synthetic torpor refers to the induction of torpor (the ability to actively depress metabolism below basal levels) in species that do not have the natural ability to do so (non-hibernators). Understanding the mechanisms that induce torpor in animals and potentially in humans could result in new approaches for conducting deep space research and exploration class space missions. The workshop will discuss the potential of using synthetic torpor for long-term human space exploration applications by exploring four research areas: natural torpor, synthetic torpor, torpor genetics, and metabolic control in space. 

This workshop will focus mainly on one aspect and one approach related to torpor but will touch several other applications of this encompassing and cross-cutting field.


Web Site Address: http://trish.bcm.edu/torpor

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