Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air - 2 (Myco-2) - 05.13.15

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Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air - 2 (Myco-2) evaluates the risk of microorganisms' via inhalation and adhesion to the skin to determine which fungi act as allergens on the ISS.
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The following content was provided by Chiaki Mukai, M.D., Ph.D., and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
Chiaki Mukai, M.D., Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
Noriaki Ishioka, Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba City, Japan
Akira Higashibata, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Hajime Takeoka, Japan Space Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Q. Yamazaki, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Shin Yamada, M.D., Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Riyo Yamanaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan
Tatsuya Aiba, Tsukuba Space Center, Ibaraki, Japan
Satoru Ishida, Tsukuba Space Center, Ibaraki, Japan
Toshiko Ohta, Japan

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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ISS Expedition Duration
September 2010 - March 2011

Expeditions Assigned
25/26

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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • Myco-2 samples will be collected from the nasal cavity, the pharynx and the skin of crew during preflight, in flight and postflight focusing particularly on fungi which act as strong allergens in our living environment.

Description
It is well known that a living and working environment in the ISS has been progressively contaminated by a number of microorganisms from the beginning of construction. These microorganisms can possibly cause serious life-threatening diseases and allergies if human immunity is compromised.

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