TRISH Selects 15 Proposals for Biomedical Research Advances for Space Health - NASA

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), in partnership with NASA through a cooperative agreement to fund transformative human health technologies to predict, protect, and preserve astronaut physical and mental wellness during deep space exploration missions, has selected 15 new biomedical research projects. TRISH strives to recruit new investigators and fund new approaches to solve challenges faced by humans in deep space. Ten of the 15 investigators funded in this round are new to this community of scientists.


The newest wave of awardees will develop solutions that will solve the highest priority risks to human health and performance during deep space missions. Topic areas include drug-free optimization of human performance; artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms of health, behavior, and medical events; novel shielding materials for preserving medications; radiation countermeasures; and multi-purpose edible plants for spaceflight applications. During the two years in which they will be funded, the awardees will be tasked with delivering groundbreaking investigative research in these areas to protect human health in space.


More information on the selections, including the names of the awardees, can be found at:


The Translational Research Institute for Space Health is funded through a cooperative agreement from NASA to Baylor College of Medicine with consortium partners California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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