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51 Life Sciences (General)

Includes general research topics related to plant and animal biology (non-human); ecology; microbiology; and also the origin, development, structure, and maintenance, of animals and plants in space and related environmental conditions. For specific topics in life sciences see categories 52 through 55.

Definition

Life Sciences – A collective discipline encompassing biology, physiology, psychology, medicine, and sometimes sociology and other related areas. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Effects of space environments and simulated space environments on plants, animals, and microorganisms; diurnal effects on animals and plants.

Selective Interest : Studies of genetics, sterilization, biology, botany, zoology, and diurnal studies having potential aerospace implications or applications.

Negative Interest : Biological and agricultural research having no relation to aerospace.

 

Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • acceleration effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • altitude effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • animal biology
  • animal models
  • atmospheric pressure effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • biochemistry
  • bioelectronic instruments (applications, animal and plant)
  • bioengineering (general)
  • biological evolution (terrestrial)
  • biology (general)
  • botany
  • chronobiology (animal and plant)
  • circadian rhythm (animal and plant)
  • diurnal effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • electromagnetic field effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • environmental effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • estivation
  • farming in space (general)
  • genetics (animal and plant)
  • gravitational effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • hibernation
  • immunology
  • immunosuppression
  • life sciences
  • magnetic field effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • microbiology
  • microgravity effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • origin of life (terrestrial)
  • osmosis (biological)
  • plants
  • quarantine (animal and plant)
  • radiation effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • reduced gravity effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • space environment effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • telemedicine
  • temperature effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • weightlessness effects (biological, animal and plant)
  • zero gravity effects (biological, animal and plant)