The Cells In Space webisode was developed by the National Defense Education Program LabTV.
Abstract: Scientists and engineers build automated devices that grow cells for experiments on the space shuttle. On the space shuttle, the cells grow in a “weightless” environment. Analyzing the cells may help scientists understand astronauts’ “wasting” symptoms (loss of muscle mass, reduced immune function) which are similar to symptoms experienced by patients on long-term bed rest.
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