DLR-Logo -> http://www.dlr.de
DLR Portal Home | Imprint | Privacy Policy | Contact | Deutsch
Fontsize: [-] Text [+]

Simulation of microgravity for studies in gravitational biology: principles, devices and applications

Anken, Ralf (2013) Simulation of microgravity for studies in gravitational biology: principles, devices and applications. Current Biotechnology, 2 (3), pp. 192-200. Bentham Science Publishers. doi: 10.2174/22115501113029990012. ISBN ISSN: 2211-5501, eISSN: 2211-551X. ISSN 2211-5501.

[img] PDF

Official URL: http://benthamscience.com/journal/index.php?journalID=cbiot


Scientists and technicians have been innovative to develop experimental platforms in order to achieve functional weightless conditions in their Earth-bound laboratories. As a result, various experimental platforms are available in order to perform studies with molecules or single cells up to humans and to study gravity-related mechanisms. These ground-based simulators of microgravity are not only tools to prepare spaceflight experiments, but they have been established as stand-alone facilities for gravitational research. This review provides an overview of some of the most frequently used microgravity simulators, most of which are in use at DLR´s Institute of Aerospace Medicine at Cologne, Germany. Their individual capacities but also experimental limitations, especially regarding their range of applicability for biological specimens, are exemplarily reviewed here. Overall, it is necessary to compare data achieved by using simulators with the data obtained in real microgravity. Furthermore, it should be carefully considered which kind of simulation might be the optimum for a given model organism or cell.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88015/
Document Type:Article
Title:Simulation of microgravity for studies in gravitational biology: principles, devices and applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Anken, RalfGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Current Biotechnology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2174/22115501113029990012
Page Range:pp. 192-200
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Dalby, PaulDept of Biochemical Engineering, University College London Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE, UKUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN:ISSN: 2211-5501, eISSN: 2211-551X
Keywords:Space Biology, Gravitational Biology, Gravity, Microgravity, Clinostat, Random Positioning Machine
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Biowissenschaftliche Nutzerunterstützung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Biomedical Science Support Center
Deposited By: Anken, Ralf
Deposited On:10 Feb 2014 09:16
Last Modified:19 Nov 2021 20:31

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Help & Contact
electronic library is running on EPrints 3.3.12
Copyright © 2008-2017 German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.