Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space

From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies

Editors: Chouker, Alexander (Ed.)

  • Unique in focussing specifically on stress and immunity in space
  • Goes beyond other publications on the physiological changes during space flight
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the complex interaction of living conditions in space, the immune system, and astronauts’ health
  • Provides information that may help to prevent, diagnose, and counteract immune-related alterations in health
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Stress of either psychological or physical nature can activate and/or paralyse humans’ innate and adaptive immunity.  However, adequate immunity is crucial to the maintenance of health on earth and in space.  During space flight, human physiology and health are challenged by complex environmental stressors which might be at their most pronounced during lunar or interplanetary missions.  While previous publications have addressed the physiological changes that occur during space flight, this book goes further, by adopting an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the complex interaction of living conditions in space, the immune system, and astronauts’ health.  It is explained how such analysis of the consequences of stress for the immune system may help in preventing, diagnosing, and counteracting immune-related alterations in health on earth as well as in space

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Space Travel: A Personal View from Above

    Reiter, Thomas

    Pages 3-4

  • Space Travel: An Integrative View from the Scientists of the Topical Team “Stress and Immunity”

    Baatout, Sarah (et al.)

    Pages 5-8

  • What Is Stress?

    McEwen, Bruce S. (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

  • The Impact of Everyday Stressors on the Immune System and Health

    Christian, Lisa M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Neurobiological Mechanisms of Stress and Glucocorticoid Effects on Learning and Memory: Implications for Stress Disorders on Earth and in Space

    Fornari, Raquel V. (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22272-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-22271-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress Challenges and Immunity in Space
Book Subtitle
From Mechanisms to Monitoring and Preventive Strategies
Editors
  • Alexander Chouker
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22272-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22272-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22271-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 469
Topics