IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Steven K. Chapes

Dr. David Saunders


OVERVIEW

A properly functioning immune system is critical to the success of long-term space flights and to the health of astronaut crews. Despite this, little is known about the effects of space travel on the immune system. Models for space flight such as antiorthostatic suspension influence macrophage progenitor numbers and T-cell function. Both space flight and parabolic flight affect macrophage function and differentiation.

The objectives of this research are to:

 

NEW FINDINGS

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PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND RELATED GRANTS

 

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Kansas State University | Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
October 6, 1998