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Bugs in Space

Space travel and microscopic organisms. What interest are these two things to ASU School of Life Sciences Professor and Biodesign Institute researcher Cheryl Nickerson? Tune in to find out.

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Topic Time
Shuttle count down - Blast Off - 00:10
What are micro organisms? 01:29
Germs 02:19
How many times have your experiments gone into space? 03:07
How expensive is it to send an experiment into space? 03:45
Why do we go into space? 05:11
Some products that have come from the space program and NASA 05:50
What's in space that is important to research? 07:18
Gravity 07:43
Bioreactor 08:42
How microbes grow in space and issues for human travel in space. 10:46
How do microbes/germs change when grown in space? 12:50
Immune system and immune cells 13:07
Astronaut immune system 13:47
Have astronauts gotten sick in space? 14:13
How did you get involved with NASA and the bioreactor? 16:58
Talk about writing grants and papers. 18:15
How did you get started in science? 20:32
Do you have some other creative activities - hobbies? 22:26
What's your favorite car? 23:18
What would you be if you were not a biologist? 24:05
Advice for young scientists. 24:54

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Bugs in Space

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