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To find out more about the experiments to be conducted by Thomas Pesquet, read the complete file prepared by Inserm’s magazine:
Espace – L’Inserm en orbite (Space – Inserm in orbit) (Science&Santé No. 27, only in French)
Listen to the interview with Thomas Pesquet conducted on behalf of Inserm at the Paris Airshow (a coproduction of Inserm/CNES):
For your information, Inserm, a scientific partner of the flight operated by ESA, is holding a citizens’ conference, which will be attended by the researchers involved and Claudie Haigneré:
Conquête spatiale et innovation médicale (Conquest of space and medical innovation): 26 November, 7:00-8:30 pm Cité des sciences et de l’industrie de Paris, Museum de Toulouse (simultaneous production, as part of Futurapolis)
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3 Inserm laboratories involved in 4 experiments:
The research team will study space sickness and its relationship with travel sickness. Technologically, the laboratory is working with the Bodycap company on miniaturised actigraph and temperature sensors, and the corresponding analytical software. These sensors will be loaded into a smart vest which will be worn by Thomas Pesquet.
Inserm Unit 1075, “Mobilities: Attention, Orientation and Chronobiology” (Caen)
+33 (0)2 31 06 81 32
– This laboratory will study changes to bone due to space flight, and recovery on returning to earth.
– A second experiment, conducted in vitro, will be aimed at understanding why in space, bone marrow precursor cells differentiate into adipocytes at the expense of osteocytes, the main cause of reduced bone formation and hence of bone loss.
Inserm Unit 1059, “Integrative Biology of Bone Tissue”
+33 (0)4 77 42 18 57
Space flights are good models for the study of accelerated ageing, in that some preliminary data indicate that arterial stiffness may increase by an equivalent of approximately 10 years during short space flights. Changes related to microgravity will be studied with the help of specially developed flexible sensors (in collaboration with ESIEE Paris and the ESYCOM laboratory
Inserm Unit 970 PARCC
+33 (0)1 56 09 39 66
Explore the outer limits of the brain and matter, create unlimited energy, overcome pain, simulate the unattainable, etc. subjects dear to science fiction that are a now a reality for research laboratories! ...
(Français) Devenir le système de soin et de recherche en génomique le plus avancé et compétitif au monde, telle est l'ambition affichée par l'Inserm, ses partenaires d'Aviesan et le Genomics England Ltd lors du sommet franco-britannique du 18 janvier 2018. Un accord ...