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Biotechnology Experiments in Space

Computer-generated 3-D model of a protein

Product Type: Video Learning Guide
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Year: 1996
Subjects: Life Science

This NASA video segment explains how the study of protein crystals in space aids in the development of new, more effective pharmaceutical drugs. Viewers learn about the molecular structure of protein crystals, the relationship between proteins and disease, and the impact of gravity on crystal growth. The segment includes footage of actual experiments.

Biotechnology Experiments in Space
Duration: 1 minute 50 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
The Constant Pull of Gravity: How Does It Work?
What Is Microgravity?
Simulating the Low-Gravity Conditions of Space in the Lab
The Role of Microgravity in Scientific Research
Fluid Physics Experiments in Space
Materials Science Experiments in Space
Combustion Experiments in Space

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild