Fundamentals of Space Biology: Research on Cells, Animals, and Plants in Space

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Juli 2006



This book examines the effects of spaceflight at cellular and organism levels. Research on the effects of gravity - or its absence - and ionizing radiation on the evolution, development, and function of living organisms is presented in layman's terms. The book describes the benefits of space biology for basic and applied research to support human space exploration and the advantages of space as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.


to Space Biology.- Animals and Plants in Space.- Facilities for Gravitational Biology.- Cell Biology.- Animal Development in Microgravity.- Plant Development in Microgravity.- Radiation Biology.- Biotechnology in Space.


Gilles Clément received Doctoral degrees in Neurobiology from the University of Lyon in 1981 and in Natural Science from the University of Paris in 1986. Dr. Clément is currently Professor of Space Life Sciences in International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France. Prior to this position, he was Director of Research from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Toulouse, France. Research in space life sciences has been his primary focus with experiments on Salyut-7 (1982), MIR (1988), and on more than 25 Space Shuttle flights (1985 present). His research topics include influence of microgravity on posture, eye movements, spatial orientation, and cognition in humans. To date, he gathered data on more than 100 astronauts, during and after space missions on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. Dr. Clément has written more than 100 peer-viewed research papers in scientific journals.
EAN: 9780387331133
ISBN: 0387331131
Untertitel: 2006. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 376 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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