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MICROGRAVITY EFFECTS ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: IMMUNE SYSTEM
 
Biology

Key Topic: Immune Response

The effects of microgravity on human physiology are closely studied. The Immunology Laboratory conducts research on the effects on the human immune system. Students will learn about some of the implications of spaceflight on the immune response and connect it to classroom learning.

Students will
  • review the structure and function of the immune system and its response to infection;
  • examine the effects of microgravity on the suppression of the immune system; and
  • evaluate implications of discovering how to control T-cell responses and how it could affect cancer tumor treatments.


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