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. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Investigation of shielding material properties for effective space radiation protection57
A review of astronaut mental health in manned missions: Potential interventions for cognitive and mental health challenges33
Biology and crop production in Space environments: Challenges and opportunities25
The effects of microgravity on the digestive system and the new insights it brings to the life sciences25
Applicability of composite materials for space radiation shielding of spacecraft24
Plant biology for space exploration – Building on the past, preparing for the future24
Review of research into bioregenerative life support system(s) which can support humans living in space21
Plant responses to real and simulated microgravity18
Negative impact of disuse and unloading on tendon enthesis structure and function18
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 environment18
A proposed change to astronaut exposures limits is a giant leap backwards for radiation protection17
A non-invasive approach to monitor anemia during long-duration spaceflight with retinal fundus images and deep learning17
Updated deterministic radiation transport for future deep space missions17
Thick shielding against galactic cosmic radiation: A Monte Carlo study with focus on the role of secondary neutrons17
Recent developments in space food for exploration missions: A review16
Lignocellulose degradation, biogas production and characteristics of the microbial community in solid-state anaerobic digestion of wheat straw waste16
Reversing radiation-induced immunosuppression using a new therapeutic modality15
Improving astronaut cancer risk assessment from space radiation with an ensemble model framework15
Transfer learning as an AI-based solution to address limited datasets in space medicine13
Heavy ion space radiation triggers ongoing DNA base damage by downregulating DNA repair pathways13
Benchmarking risk predictions and uncertainties in the NSCR model of GCR cancer risks with revised low let risk coefficients13
Gastrodia elata blume ameliorates circadian rhythm disorder-induced mice memory impairment13
Small tissue chips with big opportunities for space medicine13
The COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy for robotic missions to Mars: A review of current scientific knowledge and future perspectives13
Private Spaceflight: A New Landscape for Dealing with Medical Risk12
Extended reality quantification of pupil reactivity as a non-invasive assessment for the pathogenesis of spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome: A technology validation study for astronaut healt12
Simultaneous exposure to chronic irradiation and simulated microgravity differentially alters immune cell phenotype in mouse thymus and spleen12
Identification of interstellar amino acetonitrile in the hot molecular core G10.47+0.03: Possible glycine survey candidate for the future11
Long term food stability for extended space missions: a review11
Dynamic visual acuity as a biometric for astronaut performance and safety11
Proteomic analysis in different development stages on SP0 generation of rice seeds after space flight11
Galactic cosmic ray simulation at the NASA space radiation laboratory – Progress, challenges and recommendations on mixed-field effects10
Effects of LED spectra on growth, gas exchange, antioxidant activity and nutritional quality of vegetable species10
Application of functional microbial agent in aerobic composting of wheat straw for waste recycling10
Survival of desert algae Chlorella exposed to Mars-like near space environment10
Characterization of exosome release and extracellular vesicle-associated miRNAs for human bronchial epithelial cells irradiated with high charge and energy ions9
The Need for Biological Countermeasures to Mitigate the Risk of Space Radiation-Induced Carcinogenesis, Cardiovascular Disease, and Central Nervous System Deficiencies9
Advanced food packaging systems for space exploration missions9
Exercise and Testosterone Countermeasures to Mitigate Metabolic Changes during Bed Rest9
Crew time and workload in the EDEN ISS greenhouse in Antarctica9
RRx-001 and the “Right stuff”: Protection and treatment in outer space9
A novel device to study altered gravity and light interactions in seedling tropisms8
Impact of galactic cosmic ray simulation on nutritional content of foods8
Effects of single-dose protons or oxygen ions on function and structure of the cardiovascular system in male Long Evans rats8
What can space radiation protection learn from radiation oncology?8
The neurology of space flight; How does space flight effect the human nervous system?8
Limb position sense and sensorimotor performance under conditions of weightlessness8
Aquatic invertebrate protein sources for long-duration space travel8
Effects of dietary aspirin on high-LET radiation-induced prostaglandin E2 levels and gastrointestinal tumorigenesis in Apc mice8
Population analysis of space travelers7
NDVI imaging within space exploration plant growth modules – A case study from EDEN ISS Antarctica7
Cancer incidence risks above and below 1 Gy for radiation protection in space7
Effects of partial- or whole-body exposures to 56Fe particles on brain function and cognitive performance in rats7
Spaceflight validation of technology for point-of-care monitoring of peripheral blood WBC and differential in astronauts during space missions7
The lack of mass transfer in bone lacunar-canalicular system may be the decisive factor of osteoporosis under microgravity7
Assessment of Spaceflight Medical Conditions’ and Treatments’ Potential Impacts on Behavioral Health and Performance7
Subsequent inclusion/exclusion criteria to select the best species for an experiment performed on the ISS in a refurbished hardware6
Comparison of two controlled-release fertilizer formulations for cut-and-come-again harvest yield and mineral content of Lactuca sativa L. cv. Outredgeous grown under International Space Station envir6
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
Hybrid methods of radiation shielding against deep-space radiation6
Targeting hippocampal neurogenesis to protect astronauts’ cognition and mood from decline due to space radiation effects6
Simulated weightlessness induces cognitive changes in rats illustrated by performance in operant conditioning tasks6
CRaTER observations and permissible mission duration for human operations in deep space6
Baoyuan jieyu formula ameliorates depression-like behaviour in rats induced by simulated long-term spaceflight composite stress through regulating MAPK and BDNF pathways6
Crew time in a space greenhouse using data from analog missions and Veggie6
A new type of ground-based simulator of radiation field inside a spacecraft in deep space6
Space radiation does not alter amyloid or tau pathology in the 3xTg mouse model of Alzheimer's disease6