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Scientists want to see if humans can hibernate like squirrels while traveling in deep space
Oct. 21 – The Houston Chronicle takes a deep dive into the selected projects from TRISH's BRASH 2101 solicitation, which will be studying the reduction of potential damage to humans from the space environment through manipulation of metabolism.

Disabled Astronauts Blaze New Space Trails
Oct. 20 - TRISH senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu shares the importance of keeping humans healthy in space in an article by Scientific American.

William Shatner is now the oldest person to ever go to space: 'The most profound experience'
Oct. 13 – After Blue Origin's successful trip to space that carried the oldest person to space, TRISH executive director Dr. Dorit Donoviel explains to CNN the risks associated with spaceflight and whether age is a determining factor.

William Shatner is 90. Is Space Travel Even Safe for Him?
Oct. 4 - As more diverse space flight travelers explore beyond Earth, TRISH's interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta weighs in on whether age can have impact on the health of commercial space participants. Read the Daily Beast article.

TRISH demonstrates performance of portable handheld ultrasound in space
Sept. 29 - TRISH celebrates the success of the Butterfly iQ, an innovative medical imaging technology demonstration, aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Read the release.

Space-bound billionaires can help make the world a healthier place through research
Sept. 24 - After the excitement over the novelty of civilian trips to space, many wondered: "Why don't billionaires spend their money to help people with problems we already have on Earth, rather than spending it on exclusive jaunts to space?" TRISH Scientific Advisory Board members co-authored an opinion piece in STAT News to offer a solution to the problem: research. 

TRISH announces Postdoc 2201 solicitation
Sept. 22 - TRISH is seeking exceptional proposals from postdoctoral fellows ready to help solve the challenges of space exploration. The TRISH postdoctoral fellowship program supports early career scientists pursuing innovative, breakthrough research with the potential to reduce spaceflight associated health risks and improve astronaut performance. Read the release.

Houston innovator talks space health and the future of the commercial sector
Sept. 22 – As commercial space exploration continues and more people make it into space, new opportunities for space health research are being made available. TRISH deputy director and chief innovation officer James Hury was featured on InnovationMap’s Houston Innovators Podcast about where human health research fits in the future of the commercial space industry.

Should the Inspiration4 crew receive astronaut wings?
Sept. 18 – After the FAA changed the rules determining who gets astronaut wings earlier this year, NPR asked TRISH’s thoughts on whether the Inspiration4 crew, which conducted TRISH research while in orbit, should receive astronaut wings.

Baylor College of Medicine’s TRISH working research initiative tied to Inspiration4
Sept. 17 – Featured in the Houston Business Journal, TRISH executive director Dr. Dorit Donoviel and senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu share the importance of human health research aboard commercial space missions, like Inspiration4.

Translational Research Institute for Space Health turns Inspiration4 crew into health researchers
Sept. 17 – SpaceRef shares how TRISH research is filling up the Inspiration4 crew’s schedule while in orbit around the Earth.

Who gets sick in space?
Sept. 16 – As a more diverse section of humanity is venturing into space, beyond Earth, the New York Times speaks with TRISH executive director Dr. Dorit Donoviel about how human health research can help the future of commercial spaceflight.

Space health to be explored during all-civilian Inspiration4 mission
Sept. 16 – TRISH was featured in Baylor College of Medicine’s blog discussing the institute’s involvement and research with the Inspiration4 mission.

Houston-coordinated research for Inspiration4 launch
Sept. 15 – TRISH executive director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D. and TRISH Principal Investigator Ashot Sargsyan spoke with the Houston Chronicle to discuss the importance of the research that launched into space and the impact it can have on the future of space health research.

Historic launch carries human health research into space
Sept. 15 – Univion’s Despierta América spoke with TRISH interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta about the Inspiration4, the role TRISH has in the mission. En Español.

Inspiration4 crew to conduct experiments in orbit on behalf of Houston researchers
Sept. 15 – TRISH executive director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D. and TRISH principal investigator Ashot Sargsyan were featured on KHOU’s Inspiration4 mission coverage in Space City.  

TRISH facilitates science on SpaceX Inspiration4 mission
Sept.15 - TRISH interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta and senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu explain the TRISH EXPAND program and the research during the Inspiration4 mission. Watch the KPRC2 story.

Houston-based research institute launches experiments with first all-civilian orbital crew
Sept. 15 – Houston Matters talks Inspiration4 experiments, human health research to mitigate challenges for future missions, and the difference of working with civilians versus professional astronauts with TRISH’s interim chief scientist and chief medical officer ahead of mission’s launch.

All-civilian Inspiration4 launch to offer new science opportunities
Sept. 14 – TRISH interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta and senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu demonstrate a couple of experiments that the Inspiration crew participated in while in orbit. Read the Spectrum News13 article.

SpaceX Inspiration4 arrives in Florida, will complete experiments during mission
Sept. 9 – TRISH senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu explains how the TRISH Inspiration4 projects can help protect humans from the harsh environment of space. Watch the FOX 35 Orlando story.

TRISH launches first commercial spaceflight medical research program
Sept. 7 – TRISH launches EXPAND, the first-of-its kind research platform to study human health and performance in private spaceflight participants. As part of the EXPAND program, TRISH will work with commercial spaceflight providers and their passengers to collect inflight health data from multiple space flights and house it in a centralized research database.

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will use Apple Watch and iPad for health research study in space
Sept. 3 – Space Explored speaks with TRISH senior biomedical engineer Jimmy Wu about how the data collected from the Inspiration4 crew will contribute to our understanding of how the human body reacts to stress associated with spaceflight.

TRISH presents award to student nurse at annual Aerospace Medicine meeting
Sept. 1 – TRISH presented an award to a student nurse at the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) annual meeting. The award facilitates scientific education in this unique nursing field and covers the costs for attendance at the 2022 AsMA conference.

Civilian space science – TRISH research headed to space on Inspiration4 mission
Aug. 31 – TRISH interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta joined NPR affiliate WMFE for its space podcast, Are We There Yet?, highlighting the research projects headed to space on the Inspiration4 mission.

Inspiration4 expands health research on spaceflight
Aug. 31 – MobiHealthNews featured TRISH interim chief scientist and chief medical officer Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D. in an article discussing the TRISH research on the Inspiration4 mission and the repository where the data will be stored for future research of the impact of spaceflight on the human body.

TRISH awards nearly $4M in awards in response to BRASH 2101 Solicitation
Aug. 31 - TRISH announced the selection of four creative proposals with never-before-tried ways to reduce potential damage to humans from the space environment through manipulation of metabolism and the normal state-of-being at the cellular or whole organism level. Read the press release.

TRISH research to launch into space aboard historic Inspiration4 mission
Aug. 30 - TRISH, in partnership with Inspiration4, SpaceX and Weill Cornell Medicine, announces human health research set to launch on the Inspiration4 mission. The research projects will monitor the health of the crew and provide data to further human exploration of space. Read the press release.

TRISH awards four postdoctoral fellowships 
July 15 - TRISH announced selection of four early-career scientists to receive its postdoctoral fellowship award. Read the press release.  

Spaceflight concerns for the human body as commercial companies start sending more humans to space
July 9 – As more commercial spaceflight companies begin sending humans to space, TRISH Chief Medical Officer Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D. spoke with The Telegraph about the many impacts spaceflight can have on the human body.

Health concerns during the mission to Mars and deep space travel
June 27 – Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D. spoke with KPRC 2 Houston Newsmakers about the challenges scientists and researchers face in gearing up for missions to Mars and what TRISH is aiming to develop to protect the health of the crew. 

The Butterfly iQ Catches a Ride on the SpaceX Dragon to Space
June 3 - The 22nd SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply payload included a TRISH supported technology: Butterfly iQ, the world's first handheld, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system using semiconductor technology. Read the press release.

What happens when you have a heart attack on the way to Mars?
May 4 – Emmanuel Urquieta, M.D. spoke to WIRED about what would happen if crew falls sick on a mission to Mars, and how TRISH is innovating to prepare for the worst case scenarios.

Health and safety in space, the final frontier?
April 15 – Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D. spoke to Canadian Occupational Safety magazine about the everyday things about life in space that forces innovation.

'Why We Go' space exploration series launches
April 7 – TRISH and ASU's Interplanetary Initiative kick off a four-part virtual series diving into the philosophy and passions behind the desire to travel into deep space. Read the news from ASU.

Startup Adapts AI Used In Space To Advance Healthcare On Earth
April 6 – Forbes profiled Ejenta, a TRISH-funded startup that uses AI To Advance Healthcare for space and Earth.

TRISH adds astronauts, scientists to scientific advisory board
March 17 - TRISH recently announced the appointment of seven outstanding thought leaders, including two astronauts, who joined the Scientific Advisory Board. Read the news on SpaceRef.

NASA grants renewal and funding for deep space health protections
Feb. 26 - After a favorable program review in December 2020, NASA has exercised its option to renew TRISH until 2028 receiving up to $134.6 million in additional funding to continue advancing space health research and technologies. Read the news on Space Daily.

Four female Houston innovators to know
Feb. 22 - TRISH's director, Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., was included in InnovationMap's roundup of Houston innovators to know.

TRISH receives renewal from NASA
Feb. 12 - TRISH, was granted renewal from NASA this week, which will allow the organization to continue to conduct biomedical research geared at protecting astronauts in deep space through 2028. Read InnovationMap's article.

Opinion: The future of spaceflight is female
Jan. 23 - What do all 12 of the elite Apollo astronauts who have walked on the moon have in common? They're all male. TRISH director, Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., shares why the future of spaceflight is female in this Houston Chronicle op-ed.

To boldly go where no pharma has gone before
Jan. 14 – As featured in NEO.LIFE, astropharmacies could grow drugs on demand for future space travelers.

Microbiome for Mars
Jan. 4 - In case you missed TRISH's "Microbiome for Mars" workshop, this Microbiome Journal article summarizes current microbiome research, future endeavors and how this growing field could broadly impact human health and space exploration.

To boldly go where no pharma has gone before
Jan. 14 – As featured in NEO.LIFE, astropharmacies could grow drugs on demand for future space travelers.

Opinion: The future of spaceflight is female
Jan. 23 - What do all 12 of the elite Apollo astronauts who have walked on the moon have in common? They're all male. TRISH director, Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., shares why the future of spaceflight is female in this Houston Chronicle op-ed.

TRISH receives renewal from NASA
Feb. 12 - TRISH, was granted renewal from NASA this week, which will allow the organization to continue to conduct biomedical research geared at protecting astronauts in deep space through 2028. Read InnovationMap's article.

Four female Houston innovators to know
Feb. 22 - TRISH's director, Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., was included in InnovationMap's roundup of Houston innovators to know.

NASA grants renewal and funding for deep space health protections
Feb. 26 - After a favorable program review in December 2020, NASA has exercised its option to renew TRISH until 2028 receiving up to $134.6 million in additional funding to continue advancing space health research and technologies. Read the news on Space Daily.

TRISH adds astronauts, scientists to scientific advisory board
March 17 - TRISH recently announced the appointment of seven outstanding thought leaders, including two astronauts, who joined the Scientific Advisory Board. Read the news on SpaceRef.

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Astronauts discuss ways to cope with anxiety, loneliness
Oct. 13 - Americans are working to cope with the loneliness that accompanies the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. This USA Today article turned to experts at figuring out how to endure anxiety, loneliness and social separation safely and sanely - astronauts.

Staying sane on the mission to Mars
Oct. 26 - As featured on MedCity News, Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D., discusses what it will take to get humans to Mars, safe and sane.

TRISH supports postdocs with 'Go for Launch' program
Nov. 10 - TRISH launched the 'Go for Launch' program to provide funding opportunities to third-year fellows while they job search during the pandemic. Read TRISH's letter to the editor on Nature.

Spaceflight does some weird things to astronauts' bodies
Nov. 25 - Jeff Sutton, a member of TRISH's board of directors, weighs in on the good, the bad and the inexplicable biological changes that occur in all astronauts during spaceflight in this MIT Technology Review article.

TRISH releases BRASH 2101 solicitation
Oct. 23 - TRISH's BRASH solicitation, released today, seeks novel research and multi-disciplinary approaches to reduce health risks for Mars explorers through manipulation of human metabolism and homeostasis at the cellular or whole organism level. Step-1 proposals are due Dec. 21, 2020 by 5 p.m. EST.

Space is dangerous, especially when you can’t call home for help
Oct. 22 - TRISH’s Deputy Chief Scientist Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta spoke to Science News for Students about the dangerous health concerns that face those brave enough to undertake the first mission to Mars.

“Far From Home” Storyteller event features astronauts, TRISH staff
Oct. 22 - TRISH director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D and deputy chief scientist Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta participated in USA Today’s Storytellers Project event alongside astronauts Nicole Stott, Cady Coleman and David Hilmers. The virtual event shared stories from space explorers and scientists preparing for the mission to Mars, and what they learned about loneliness and isolation from space. Donoviel did a Q&A about how to apply the lessons from space to coping during the pandemic. Watch the show here.

Houston virtual reality company Z3VR says TRISH funding “means the world”
Oct. 14 - Z3VR spoke to Innovation Map about designing behavioral health solutions for astronauts. The company recently received a TRISH industry grant.

USA Today talks with TRISH director on top five tips to combat anxiety, loneliness
Oct. 13 - TRISH director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D spoke with USA Today about top tips for fighting anxiety and loneliness while socially distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRISH deputy chief scientist discusses space medicine on medical podcast
Oct. 9 - Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta talked about the unique challenges of space medicine on the CorConsult healthcare podcast.

TRISH Chief Scientist gives lecture on deep space health risks
Oct. 8 - Kristin Fabre, Ph.D gave a lecture on the risks and hazards of deep space exploration as part of Carnegie Mellon’s Challenging Boundaries Fall Seminar Series.

TRISH director joins “Above and Beyond for Women” panel
Oct. 8 - Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D was featured as one of three speakers at the Ellevate Houston Above and Beyond for Women panel. She joined NASA flight surgeon Dr. Moriah Thompson and NASA chief scientist Dr. Julie Robinson.

Researchers studying faster diagnosis, treatment of brain injuries, with TRISH funding
Oct. 1 - UTHealth researchers, funded by TRISH, are investigating using artificial intelligence and retinal cameras to diagnose strokes without the need for a MRI or CT scan. Their research was recently featured on UTHealth News.

New rapid detection sensor for COVID-19 comes from TRISH funding
Oct. 1 - Caltech researchers, with TRISH funding,  have developed a new type of COVID-19 test that could enable at-home diagnosis in less than 10 minutes. The researchers hope to start testing hospitalized COVID-19 patients soon.

What NASA can teach us about social isolation
Sept. 23 - How do we combat loneliness and social isolation when physical distancing is critical? The "Creating a New Healthcare" podcast featured TRISH's Gary Strangman, Ph.D. and how findings from space missions drive solutions for all.

Three innovative companies selected to guard the mind of Mars explorers
Sept. 23 – TRISH awarded Z3VR, Ejenta and Holobiome grants to advance their innovative behavioral health technologies to address the needs of future long-duration space missions. Read the announcement

TRISH awards grants to mitigate the effects of space radiation
Sept. 18 – TRISH has selected five research teams to advance the study of space radiation using human tissue/organ models. Read the press release

Wisdom From The Women Leading The Space Industry
Aug. 16 – TRISH Director Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D was interviewed for Authority Magazine’s series “Women Leading The Space Industry.”  Dr. Donoviel candidly gives her perspectives about the most exciting aspects the space industry, the changes and challenges needed regarding women in STEM, five leadership lessons, and more.

Incredible, radiation-fighting duckweed
July 14 – TRISH PI Barbara Demmig-Adams from the University of Colorado Boulder shared her work to optimize duckweed for use in spaceflight, where space, resources and fresh food are limited. Read the research brief in The Conversation.

Drugs in Space
July 9 - Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta spoke to The Pharmaceutical Journal about the pharmacy orbiting the Earth, and how pharmaceutical solutions being developed for astronauts can have implications for drug delivery at home.

University of Hawaii grad earns TRISH fellowship
July 7 – The University of Hawaii News shared an interview with new TRISH postdoc, Arif Rahman.

TRISH awards postdoctoral fellowships
July 1 – TRISH announced five postdoctoral fellows selected to advance research in space translatable life science. Read the press release

Coronavirus hasn’t hit space — yet
May 27 - Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D spoke to Politico about COVID-19 and implications for health in space.

#FarFromAlone Campaign Kickoff
May 10 - TRISH joins partners Humana, Papa, and Uber Health to announce “Far From Alone” public health awareness campaign to promote understanding of loneliness and social isolation.

Houston: We Are On A Podcast
May 8 - TRISH director Dorit Donoviel and TRISH Chief Scientist Kristin Fabre talked innovations for Mars with NASA’s Houston We Have a Podcast.

Space Health Assists in COVID-19
April 20 - The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge challenge for health professionals everywhere. TRISH-funded advances for space health are proving to be useful during this crisis. Read the news release.

Chat with a Space Scientist
March 31 - Schools are moving to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TRISH is here to help with its weekly 30-minute Live On (the way to) Mars interactive talks. Learn more.

Detecting Stress Through Your Sweat
Feb. 26 - TRISH funded researcher Wei Gao is taking his research on sweat sensors used to detect stress and developing it to monitor stress and anxiety in space explorers. From Caltech News.

Video Games Reshape How We Think Of Life After Earth
Feb. 25OneZero featured TRISH partner Level Ex and how it’s using video game technology to help assist astronauts properly diagnosis conditions in space.

Livestream of 2020 NASA Human Research Program's Investigators' Workshop
Jan. 28 - TRISH live-streamed the plenary sessions of the 2020 HRP IWS, held Jan. 27-30 in Galveston, Texas. Watch Day 1Day 2Day 3 or Day 4.

Thought Leadership in Space Health
Jan. 26Authority magazine interviewed TRISH director Dorit Donoviel on being a thought leader in the space medicine industry.

The Future of Making Drugs In Space
Jan. 23 - TRISH Deputy Chief Scientist Emmanuel Urquieta spoke with Pharma Technology Focus on how TRISH-funded research will allow drugs to be manufactured in space.

Innovating in Space City
Jan. 15 - The Houston Innovators podcast hosted TRISH director Dorit Donoviel for a discussion on how the Institute takes risk to advance space medicine.

Video Game Tech Helps Doctors Work
Jan. 9The Washington Post spoke to TRISH-funded partner Level Ex on how its video game simulation can help keep astronauts healthy on long space journeys.

TRISH Seeks Space Radiation Research Proposals
Jan. 8 - The Institute released a new funding initiative supporting research advances in the study of space radiation and is seeking countermeasures for deep space exploration. Find the solicitation here. Read the news release here.

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TRISH’s Holistic Approach to Astronaut Health
Nov. 22 - TRISH senior innovation scientist Kristin Fabre spoke with HIMSS TV about how the institute helps make advances in space health.

Designing Health Wearables for Astronauts
Nov. 20 - TRISH partnered with medical device company Empatica to develop a wearable monitor to track astronaut health. The company was previously known for creating the first smart watch used to detect seizures. Read more.

Space Health Innovation Conference launches in San Francisco
Nov. 5 – TRISH’s Space Health Innovation Conference has mobihealth news thinking about test driving health technology for the longest space journey yet, and spoke to TRISH’s Senior Innovation Scientist Kristin Fabre about what’s coming next.

Mission to Mars: The healthcare challenges facing NASA
Nov. 4
- At SHIC, NASA scientists, astronauts and partners discussed the future of space health. Read the interview with TRISH leadership on NASA’s healthcare challenges from mobihealth news

Medical gaming for astronaut simulation
Oct. 31 – Forbesexplores the future of gaming for space: medical training simulations by TRISH-funded gaming company, Level Ex.

TRISH seeks new postdoctoral fellows
Oct. 28 – TRISH announced it is soliciting proposals from postdoctoral researchers ready to help solve the health challenges of human deep space exploration. Read the press release.

Exploring the new health frontiers in space
Oct. 24 – Luminary Labs spoke with TRISH Scientists Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta about the future of health and exploring its new frontiers in space. Read the interview from Luminary Labs.

Hacking for health equity
Oct. 21 – TRISH is participating the second annual Health Equity Hackathon in Houston, using newly available data to help address innovations for underserved communities. Read the news release

Future Starship updates could use more details on human health and survival
Oct. 4 – The Verge spoke to TRISH Director Dorit Donoviel about the questions that still remain for protecting human health in space – even aboard the SpaceX Starship rocket.

How does space travel impact health?
Sept. 30 – Texas A&M Today and Vital Record took a look at a TRISH-funded study that will investigate the possibility of developing first-ever international medical database for retired astronauts.

From Jedis to Astronauts
Aug. 30 CNBC covered the jump from Jedis to astronauts and how TRISH is working with game developer to improve astronaut training. 
Aug. 7 – TRISH awarded medical videogame company Level Ex a significant grant to create a framework to simulate the human body’s anatomical and physiological changes in space, demonstrate how medical devices and procedures function differently in microgravity, and create high-fidelity simulations of the spacecraft environment. Read the news release.

Testing wearables for sleep improvements in space
July 27 – Can a sleep device give deep-space explorers a good night’s rest? TRISH is funding investigators from the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness to test it out.

TRISH announces new postdoc fellows
July 25 – TRISH awarded postdoctoral fellowships to six outstanding early career scientists working in space-translatable life sciences. Read the news on NASA.gov.

Health discoveries enabled by space exploration
July 19 – Dorit Donoviel channels the spirit of the Apollo program for The Hill– and lists some of the medical technologies enabled by the space program.

Who will be the first woman to walk on the moon?
July 18 - Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Who will be the first woman? TRISH Director Dorit Donoviel spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the future of women in space.

The Moon Is a Hazardous Place to Live
July 8 – The New York Times spoke to Dorit Donoviel about the harsh realities of the lunar surface. Healthtech innovator backed by TRISH works on space related eye conditions 

June 21Dallas Innovates took a look at the work of TRISH-funded investigator Tasneem Sharma, Ph.D. and her patent-pending device to study a condition affecting astronauts returning from outer space.

TRISH announces two sleep studies for astronaut behavioral health
June 17- TRISH and Philips announced the selection of two research studies leveraging Philips technology to evaluate if sleep can be made more efficient to improve cognitive function and behavioral health. RTSleepWorldHomeCare MagazineHME News and Yahoo Finance shared the news.

2019 Aerospace Human Factors Award presented at Aerospace Medicine Association conference
May 7- The Aerospace Medicine Association and TRISH awarded Dr. Giuseppe Barisano of the University of Southern California with the 2019 Aerospace Human Factors Award. The honor was presented by Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta at the AsMA annual luncheon.

SPACE tomatoes funded by TRISH could feed future astronauts
May 3- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are developing tomatoes with minimal biomass but a normal amount of fruit, thanks to a grant from TRISH. Greenhouse Grower highlighted the research effort.
May 3The New Food Economy highlights the work of TRISH investigators using gene editing to produce tiny tomatoes for space exploration.
April 25UC Riverside News covers the TRISH-funded tiny tomato plants developed at the University of California, Riverside, could one day feed astronauts on the International Space Station.

Tiny ‘tissue chips’ are a big deal for space health research
May 3 - The National Institutes of Health sent 3D microphysiological systems, or tissue chips, to the International Space Station Lab. For TRISH, the research model opens up new possibilities to understand what happens to human organs during long space flights. A piece by Baylor College of Medicine about this innovative new technique can be found here.

Study of twin astronauts features multiple TRISH-funded projects
April 11- Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA had multiple changes after a year in space, according to recently published study partly funded by TRISH. Scott and his twin brother Mark’s DNA were part of the groundbreaking twin study. TRISH-funded researchers from Cornell University helped develop DNA sequencing techniques that could detect epigenetic changes in space. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

TRISH selects Industry 1901 proposals
April 1 - TRISH partnered with the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology to grant $1.5 million in awards to nine companies as part of the Industry 1901 solicitation. The news release can be found here.

TRISH Director speaks about scrapped all-female spacewalk
March 26 - TRISH Director Dorit Donoviel was interviewed by Canada’s CTV about the postponed all-female spacewalk.

Red Risk School Highlights Space Health Problems, Solutions
March 18-22 - TRISH’s Red Risk School showcased NASA’s top human health risks for deep space exploration. The expert-led scientific webinar featured topics such as radiation, Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome or SANS, and in-flight medical capabilities. Red Risk School also covered TRISH’s current investigation portfolio and research funding priorities. A recorded version of the webinar is available here.

Space, like love, changes the human heart
Feb. 14 - On Valentine’s Day, The Verge published a light-hearted piece about how space flight affects the human heart. TRISH director Dorit Donoviel was interviewed for the story.

Space2 workshop explores how confined environments affect health
Feb. 6-7 - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and TRISH collaborated to present the Space 2 workshop. The event focused on how the lack of space during spaceflight can affect the health of astronauts on board. The VergePsychology Today and TechRepublic each wrote pieces about the workshop.

Johnson Space Center highlights TRISH-funded device
Feb. 4 - Johnson Space Center highlighted the Butterfly iQ, a small but highly capable ultrasound tool, in its latest news roundup. The Butterfly iQ was created by Butterfly Networks and helped into NASA operations by TRISH.