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Research project Many of the astronauts who is on mission at the International Space Station may get impaired vision. The hydrocephalus group in Umeå is studying what controls the pressure in the brain and in the eye and which parts that relates to gravity.
Visual Impairment / Intracranial Pressure (viip) is a syndrome identified in astronauts who have had long-duration mission on the International Space Station. The visual symptoms observed can cause permanent problems for astronauts and jeopardizes future planned activities in space, for example, longer stays on the space station or Mars travel. The Hydrocephalus research group in Umeå with Anders Eklund on Radiation Sciences and Jan Malm of Clinical Neuroscience has a grant of 3.5 million over three years from the Swedish National Space Board to investigate VIIP.
Rymdstyrelsen, 2014-2016: SEK 3,541,000