Changes in brain structure and the development of SANS during long-duration spaceflight

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 4
27 May 2024
Start time 
4:00 pm
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Prof. Myrka Zago
Contact details: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504 - 283566


Prof. Donna Roberts, MD, Deputy Chief Scientist, International Space Station National Lab and Professor, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina


Astronauts experience upward shift of the brain, crowding of brain tissue at the vertex, enlargement of the ventricles and wide spread local structural changes.  In this talk, I will discuss the significance of these changes and any potential relationship to the development of spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome.


Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) and the neuro-ophthalmologic effects of microgravity: a review and an update.
Lee AG, Mader TH, Gibson CR, Tarver W, Rabiei P, Riascos RF, Galdamez LA, Brunstetter T.
NPJ Microgravity. 2020 Feb 7;6:7. doi: 10.1038/s41526-020-0097-9. eCollection 2020.
PMID: 3204783

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