Publisher
American Physiological Society
Country
United States
History
1948–present
Website
http://jap.physiology.org/
Impact factor
3.732 (2009)

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Prolonged spaceflight could weaken astronauts' immune systems

NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by 2030 on a round-trip mission that could take up to three years—far longer than any human has ever traveled in space. Such long-term spaceflights could adversely affect certain cells ...

Immune health in space

With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they won't have to worry about a major aspect of their immune system being compromised. While researchers know a lot about ...

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Team explores vision complications for astronauts

An international partnership between Florida State University and a team from the Russian Academy of Sciences has found that space travel may severely impair the body's ability to regulate blood rushing to the brain, which ...