Biological and Medical Research in Space

An Overview of Life Sciences Research in Microgravity

  • David Moore
  • Peter Bie
  • Heinz Oser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. David Moore, Augusto Cogoli
    Pages 1-106
  3. P. Bie, M. H. Bestle, L. B. Johansen
    Pages 154-177
  4. G. Clément, M. F. Reschke
    Pages 178-258
  5. Jack J. W. A. van Loon, J. Paul Veldhuijzen, Elizabeth H. Burger
    Pages 259-299
  6. Jürgen Kiefer, Karin Schenk-Meuser, Michael Kost
    Pages 300-367
  7. Gerda Horneck
    Pages 368-431
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 542-569

About this book


This book is aimed at the wide community of scientists whose research might benefit from consideration of gravitational and space biology as another dimension of environmental interference on their work. It is important to stress the numerous molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms, in all forms of life, which are influenced by, or eventually dependent on, gravity or radiation. The book brings together results from space flight and ground-based experiments in the various life science disciplines which are scattered in the literature and often published in sources not easily available to the general scientific community. Some of the results obtained are apparently contradictory of predictions of classical hypotheses and thus deserve widespread attention. The presentation emphasizes, a comprehensive and critical review of available data, aiming not only to improve access to the information, but to comment also on its credibility and place it in proper context. This timely review will also benefit those engaged in design, assessment and execution of life science experiments in space.


biology cell cell biology gravitational biology kidney life support systems physiology radiation biology sensory-motor functions

Editors and affiliations

  • David Moore
    • 1
  • Peter Bie
    • 2
  • Heinz Oser
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Institute of Medical Physiology, Panum InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.European Space AgencyParis Cédex 15France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64694-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61099-8
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