Spaceflight Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS) affects 70% of ISS astronauts, causing the eye and brain structure to change in space. Weightlessness causes blood and cerebral spinal fluid to shift towards the head, and it’s one of the four top NASA space health priorities.

The International Space Centre’s Space Physiology and Medicine Node Leader and board member Professor Bill Morgan (MD Lions Eye Institute) spoke about SANS and measuring intracranial pressure in space at the Australian Space Biology x Health Summit on the Physiological Adaptations to Space Panel.

Watch Professor Morgan’s fascinating presentation on SANS and the unique challenges of gathering data in space here.

Australian Space Biology and Health Summit | ASBX 2021
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