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Space Biosciences Research Branch at Ames

An image of Astrocytic scar in a human neurovascular model.

The principal mission of the Space Biosciences Research Branch is to advance space exploration by achieving new scientific discoveries and technological developments in the biological sciences. Relevant research and development objectives of the branch include radiation detection and biology, fundamental space biology, and the development of countermeasures to preserve human health in space.  Teams of researchers are organized around scientific disciplines critical to NASA’s bioscience missions.