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Record 20 of 6476
Human blood platelets at microgravity
Author and Affiliation:
Surgenor, D. MACN.(Harvard Univ., Boston, MA, United States)
Ausprunk, D.(Harvard Univ., Boston, MA, United States)
Blevins, D.(Harvard Univ., Boston, MA, United States)
Chao, F. C.(Harvard Univ., Boston, MA, United States)
Curby, W.(Harvard University)
et al.
Abstract: A set of freshly collected and separated human platelet suspensions were transported, in three types of plastic containers, on a 6 day, 2 hr mission of the orbiter Columbia to study the effect of prolonged exposure of human blood cells to microgravity. A controlled environment at a temperature of 22 + or - 1 deg with air flow was provided and another set of samples held on the ground acted as controls. Paired comparisons of platelets at ug versus controls at lxg revealed superior platelet survival at microgravity. When viewed in terms of plastic type, ug platelets in containers fabricated from PVC-TOTM displayed the best overall postflight viability.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1987
Document ID:
19880028950
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A16177
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Report/Patent Number: IAF PAPER 87-562
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: International Organization
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS9-17222
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Harvard Univ.; Boston, MA, United States
Massachusetts Univ.; Worcester, MA, United States
Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, MA, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: BIOASTRONAUTICS; GRAVITATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY; HEMATOLOGY; PLATELETS; SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; WEIGHTLESSNESS; AEROSPACE MEDICINE; CYTOLOGY; HUMAN BODY; MICROGRAVITY APPLICATIONS; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; VIABILITY
Imprint And Other Notes: IAF, International Astronautical Congress, 38th, Brighton, England, Oct. 10-17, 1987. 5 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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