Special Issue "Microgravity and Space Medicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: cancer; cell biology; gravitational biology; space medicine; tissue engineering; pharmacology; apoptosis; SOX transcription factors
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In the near future, humans will return to the Moon and start expeditions to Mars and to other planets. In addition, there will be an increase in space tourism, which will lead to a high number of manned spaceflights. A long-term stay in space can influence the health of space travelers and can result in various health problems.
This Special Issue focuses on the impact of altered gravity conditions on mammalian cells, animals, and humans during spaceflights. It addresses the impact of cosmic radiation, available countermeasures, and possible applications on Earth.
The Special Issue will also publish studies investigating the impact of real and simulated microgravity on human and animal cells as well as on microorganisms. A special focus lies on projects in the field of cancer research and tissue engineering. Ground-based facilities available to simulate microgravity on Earth can be used for studying changes in various cell types.
Articles and reviews will be published which examine either the molecular biological background of external signals in cancer and other diseases or cellular mechanisms responsible for the manifold changes occurring in cells and animals when exposed to microgravity. In addition, manuscripts reporting on experiments utilizing microgravity for tissue engineering purposes and also on bioprinting of tissues used in microgravity applications will be accepted for publication.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Grimm
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Space flight
- Rocket flight
- Parabolic flight mission
- Cancer research
- Tissue engineering
- Immune system
- Microgravity-related health problems
- Cosmic radiation