Experimentation with Animal Models in Space

Edited by

  • Gerald Sonnenfeld, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA

Exposure to space flight has been shown to results in changes in many physiological systems, including the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system, and the neurovestibular system. These changes could negatively impact the ability of humans to undertake long-term habitation and exploration of space. However, there are limits to the studies that can be done with humans in space. Both ground-based and space flight animal model systems are currently used for these studies as an alternative. This volume covers the latest developments in the use of animal models to study the effects of the space flight environment on human physiological systems.
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Space biology and medicine researchers, muscle and bone physiologists, individuals interested in space exploration


Book information

  • Published: June 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51907-8

Table of Contents

OverviewThe Hindlimb Unloading Rat ModelThe International Collaboration on Russian Spacecraft and the Case for Free Flyer BiosatellitesMouse Infection Models for Space Flight ImmunologyVestibular Experiments in SpaceEffect of Space Flight on Circadian RhythmsDevelopment as AdaptationThe Use of Animal Models to Study Skeletal Effects of Space FlightResponses Across the Gravity ContinuumAquatic animalsPrimates in Space flight