In pursuit of better understanding the human immune response through physiological changes induced by airborne microgravity environment on human cells, our experimental design consists of using microfluidics which can non-invasively mimic similar effects on the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae II yeast cell.

 

The Saccharomyces Cerevisiae II yeast cell is a eukaryotic and shares many common features to the human cell, hypotheses tested in our current experiment may contribute to understanding the effects of gravitational forces on human cells, and consequently, factors in cell reproduction. By studying the gravitationally induced physiological effects on the yeast cell, one can perhaps extend hypotheses to the human eukaryotic cell.

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Random Positioning Machine

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Microfluidic Platform for Payload