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Microbiome for Mars: surveying microbiome connections to healthcare with implications for long-duration human spaceflight, virtual workshop, July 13, 2020

LaPelusa, Michael and Donoviel, Dorit and Branzini, Sergio E. and Carlson, Paul E., Jr. and Culler, Stephanie and Cheema, Amrita K. and Kaddurah-Daouk, Rima and Kelly, Denise and de Cremoux, Isabelle and Knight, Rob and Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa and Mayo, Stephen L. and Mazmanian, Sarkis K. and Mayer, Emeran A. and Petrosino, Joseph F. and Garrison, Keith (2021) Microbiome for Mars: surveying microbiome connections to healthcare with implications for long-duration human spaceflight, virtual workshop, July 13, 2020. Microbiome, 9 . Art. No. 2. ISSN 2049-2618. PMCID PMC7781430. doi:10.1186/s40168-020-00951-5.

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The inaugural “Microbiome for Mars” virtual workshop took place on July 13, 2020. This event assembled leaders in microbiome research and development to discuss their work and how it may relate to long-duration human space travel. The conference focused on surveying current microbiome research, future endeavors, and how this growing field could broadly impact human health and space exploration. This report summarizes each speaker’s presentation in the order presented at the workshop.

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Subject Keywords:Microbiome, Spaceflight, Radiation, Multiple sclerosis, Behavior, Gut-brain axis, Metabolome, Sequencing, Autism spectrum disorder, Fecal microbiota transplants, Live biotherapeutic products
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Official Citation:LaPelusa, M., Donoviel, D., Branzini, S.E. et al. Microbiome for Mars: surveying microbiome connections to healthcare with implications for long-duration human spaceflight, virtual workshop, July 13, 2020. Microbiome 9, 2 (2021).
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Deposited On:13 Jan 2021 15:34
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