Physiology in Microgravity
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Solna near Stockholm have a long experience in physiology research in microgravity and hypergravity (a human centrifuge is situated on the premises).
A group under leadership of Dag Linnarsson is studying the effects of gravity on the function of lungs and the cardiovascular system.
A group led by Per Tesch is developing excersice equipment to counteract loss of muscle mass and bone minerals during prolonged spaceflight.
The Radiation Environment for Humans in Space
Research groups at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH/Desire) and Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers/Sihver) are involved in simulations of the radiation environment on the International Space Station in order to estimate radiation doses astronauts will receive under various circumstances.
The Space and Terrestrial Architectural Research (STAR) Design Studio at Lund Institute of Technology has an active programme for student projects in space architecture and artefacts. See Ark3/Lund.
9 November 2010