Space station study examines immune response of blood vessel cells

04/24/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

An experiment conducted at the International Space Station found that blood vessel cells underwent genetic changes associated with a weakened immune response after only six days in weightless conditions. The cells did not do well when exposed to the sepsis-causing endotoxin lipopolysaccharide. U.S. military researchers presented the findings at a biology meeting.

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