Life Sciences in Space Research

(The TQCC of Life Sciences in Space Research is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Investigation of shielding material properties for effective space radiation protection45
Regenerative water purification for space applications: Needs, challenges, and technologies towards 'closing the loop'34
Limnospira indica PCC8005 growth in photobioreactor: model and simulation of the ISS and ground experiments28
A review of astronaut mental health in manned missions: Potential interventions for cognitive and mental health challenges26
EcAMSat spaceflight measurements of the role of σs in antibiotic resistance of stationary phase Escherichia coli in microgravity25
Biology and crop production in Space environments: Challenges and opportunities20
Assessment of the probability of microbial contamination for sample return from Martian moons II: The fate of microbes on Martian moons19
High density long-term cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris SAG 211-12 in a novel microgravity-capable membrane raceway photobioreactor for future bioregenerative life support in SPACE19
Applicability of composite materials for space radiation shielding of spacecraft17
Plant biology for space exploration – Building on the past, preparing for the future17
Effect of simulated microgravity and ionizing radiation on expression profiles of miRNA, lncRNA, and mRNA in human lymphoblastoid cells16
Review of research into bioregenerative life support system(s) which can support humans living in space15
The effects of microgravity on the digestive system and the new insights it brings to the life sciences14
Plant responses to real and simulated microgravity14
Predictions of cognitive detriments from galactic cosmic ray exposures to astronauts on exploration missions14
A proposed change to astronaut exposures limits is a giant leap backwards for radiation protection14
Beyond planetary protection: What is planetary sustainability and what are its implications for space research?13
Heavy ion space radiation triggers ongoing DNA base damage by downregulating DNA repair pathways13
Assessment of the probability of microbial contamination for sample return from Martian moons I: Departure of microbes from Martian surface13
Lignocellulose degradation, biogas production and characteristics of the microbial community in solid-state anaerobic digestion of wheat straw waste13
Synergistic effects of edible plants with light environment on the emotion and sleep of humans in long-duration isolated environment13
Growth and photosynthetic responses of Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. cv. Tokyo Bekana) to continuously elevated carbon dioxide in a simulated Space Station “Veggie” crop-production environment12
Benchmarking risk predictions and uncertainties in the NSCR model of GCR cancer risks with revised low let risk coefficients12
Improving astronaut cancer risk assessment from space radiation with an ensemble model framework12
A summary on cutting edge advancements in sterilization and cleaning technologies in medical, food, and drug industries, and its applicability to spacecraft hardware12
Simultaneous exposure to chronic irradiation and simulated microgravity differentially alters immune cell phenotype in mouse thymus and spleen12
Gastrodia elata blume ameliorates circadian rhythm disorder-induced mice memory impairment11
Changes of brain DTI in healthy human subjects after 520 days isolation and confinement on a simulated mission to Mars11
Negative impact of disuse and unloading on tendon enthesis structure and function11
Simulating galactic cosmic ray effects: Synergy modeling of murine tumor prevalence after exposure to two one-ion beams in rapid sequence11
A non-invasive approach to monitor anemia during long-duration spaceflight with retinal fundus images and deep learning11
CultCube: Experiments in autonomous in-orbit cultivation on-board a 12-Units CubeSat platform10
Updated deterministic radiation transport for future deep space missions9
RRx-001 and the “Right stuff”: Protection and treatment in outer space9
Small tissue chips with big opportunities for space medicine9
Proteomic analysis in different development stages on SP0 generation of rice seeds after space flight9
Thick shielding against galactic cosmic radiation: A Monte Carlo study with focus on the role of secondary neutrons9
Crew time and workload in the EDEN ISS greenhouse in Antarctica8
Effects of dietary aspirin on high-LET radiation-induced prostaglandin E2 levels and gastrointestinal tumorigenesis in Apc mice8
Long term food stability for extended space missions: a review8
Transient cerebral blood flow responses during microgravity8
Survival of desert algae Chlorella exposed to Mars-like near space environment8
The associations of geomagnetic storms, fast solar wind, and stream interaction regions with cardiovascular characteristic in patients with acute coronary syndrome8
Effects of single-dose protons or oxygen ions on function and structure of the cardiovascular system in male Long Evans rats8
Cancer incidence risks above and below 1 Gy for radiation protection in space7
Reversing radiation-induced immunosuppression using a new therapeutic modality7
Aquatic invertebrate protein sources for long-duration space travel7
Private Spaceflight: A New Landscape for Dealing with Medical Risk7
Identification of interstellar amino acetonitrile in the hot molecular core G10.47+0.03: Possible glycine survey candidate for the future7
Advanced food packaging systems for space exploration missions7
NDVI imaging within space exploration plant growth modules – A case study from EDEN ISS Antarctica7
Lung cancer progression using fast switching multiple ion beam radiation and countermeasure prevention7
Acute radiation risk assessment and mitigation strategies in near future exploration spaceflights7
Effects of LED spectra on growth, gas exchange, antioxidant activity and nutritional quality of vegetable species7
A novel device to study altered gravity and light interactions in seedling tropisms7
What can space radiation protection learn from radiation oncology?7
Pattern of the variation of the TEC extracted from the GPS, IRI 2016, IRI-Plas 2017 and NeQuick 2 over polar region, Antarctica6
Recent developments in space food for exploration missions: A review6
Space radiation does not alter amyloid or tau pathology in the 3xTg mouse model of Alzheimer's disease6
Application of functional microbial agent in aerobic composting of wheat straw for waste recycling6
The lack of mass transfer in bone lacunar-canalicular system may be the decisive factor of osteoporosis under microgravity6
The COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy for robotic missions to Mars: A review of current scientific knowledge and future perspectives6
Multiple sensory illusions are evoked during the course of proton therapy6
Extracellular vesicles-derived microRNAs expression as biomarkers for neurological radiation injury: Risk assessment for space exploration6
Population analysis of space travelers6
Galactic cosmic ray simulation at the NASA space radiation laboratory – Progress, challenges and recommendations on mixed-field effects6
Radiation environment created with GCRs inside a spacecraft6
CRaTER observations and permissible mission duration for human operations in deep space6
Exercise and Testosterone Countermeasures to Mitigate Metabolic Changes during Bed Rest6
Characterization of exosome release and extracellular vesicle-associated miRNAs for human bronchial epithelial cells irradiated with high charge and energy ions6