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NHHPC Theme: Research and Technology Development
October 18, 2010
 
NHHPC Theme: Research and Technology Development The NHHPC will enable future exploration class missions and contribute to national and global human health and performance goals and needs through human research and technology development. Efforts will be evidence based, utilizing a standards to deliverables process that results in solutions aimed at mitigating the highest priority human system risks. Topics in this theme maybe cross-reference to other themes above and may include:
  • Enable future exploration class space missions and contribute to national and global needs through human health and performance related research and technology development
  • Apply and advance an evidence based standards-to-deliverables process that results in dual use technologies and solutions aimed at mitigating the highest priority human system risks 
  • Assess emerging models for innovative research and technology development, such as the use of crowdsourcing and consortium based platforms or collaborative research models including accelerated research models and collaborative proposal development
  • Develop human health and performance related technologies that are lightweight, low power, low volume, autonomous, and user friendly to support NASA’s missions and meet terrestrial needs in remote environments
  • Advance space cell science to maximize the return of breakthrough science in key areas with a high potential for clinical applications
  • Develop collaborative projects for utilization of the International Space Station National Lab and implement a core institutional base of expertise and instrumentation for ground and spaceflight research capabilities to evaluate causal mechanisms of human health issues at the cellular and molecular level  
  • Advance the broad range of clinical applications dependent on in-vitro tissue culture and the emerging field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine  
  • Advance a biotechnology program addressing early technology readiness level (TRL) work to understand causal mechanisms of disease, virulence of infectious agents, and possible vaccine development
  • Determine mechanisms underlying changes to human physiology due to the stressors of spaceflight and develop countermeasures to the stressors of spaceflight
  • Conduct mechanistic research on biomarkers and common signaling pathways, and breakthrough research such as synthetic biology projects
  • Advance fundamental biology for space and global applications such as research looking at microgravity effects on cell function and behavior, and fluid physics to provide insight into mechanism underlying altered physiological system
  •  Coordinate and integrate human, animal, fundamental biological, and physical science (fluid physics) research as it pertains to the understanding of the unique stressors of spaceflight on the human to advance NASA Human Research Program goals


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