Effect of Weightlessness on Processes of Regeneration by Electrophysiological and Morphological Factors (Regeneratsia-Planaria (Regeneration-Girardia)) - 10.21.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
Regeneratsiya (Regeneration) grew planarian worms on microgravity.
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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
G. I. Gorgiladze, Ph.D., Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IMBP RAS), Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration 1
April 2005 - October 2007; April 2008 - October 2008

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Assessment of zero-gravity impact on the structural and functional regeneration of the damaged organs and tissues of the animals involved in the experiment.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operational Requirements
Planaria incubators, ART Pouch.

Operational Protocols
Divide animals and record regeneration results.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

Information about the regeneration of the damaged organs and tissues obtained during conduct of model experiments on the animals exposed to zero-gravity conditions during a long time will prove to be helpful for developing the measures for flight medical support.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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