Biological and Medical Research in Space: An Overview of Life Sciences Research in Microgravity

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This book provides a critical review of the whole Space Life Sciences research field, offering a very timely overview of the field as the initial exploratory research phase comes to an end to be replaced by the in-depth experimental programmes which will become more accessible towards the end of the century in the era of International Space Station Alpha. Chapters 1 to 7 are scientific reviews which have been prepared by recognized experts in Cell Biology, Human Physiology, ...

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Overview

This book provides a critical review of the whole Space Life Sciences research field, offering a very timely overview of the field as the initial exploratory research phase comes to an end to be replaced by the in-depth experimental programmes which will become more accessible towards the end of the century in the era of International Space Station Alpha. Chapters 1 to 7 are scientific reviews which have been prepared by recognized experts in Cell Biology, Human Physiology, Radiation Biology and Exobiology.

Addresses neurosensory & sensory-motor functions/bone & space flight: an overview/exobiology/radiation biology/etc.

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"...the book is well supplied in valuable information for all those who are interetsed or involved in space medicine and biology and it is to be highly recommended." Radiation and Environmental Physics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642646942
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface V.- 1: Gravitational and space biology.- 2: Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, interstitial, endocrine, immune, and muscular systems.- 3: Kidney function and fluid homeostasis.- 4: Neurosensory and sensory-motor functions.- 5: Bone and space flight: an overview.- 6: Radiation biology.- 7: Exobiology.- 8: National and international space life sciences research programmes, 1980 to 1993 - and beyond.- Appendix: Some comments on biological aspects of life support systems.

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