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Project: Assessment of DNA damage and DNA repair mechanisms in human cells submitted to space conditions and study of radioprotective substances against cosmic radiations

01-FEB-08 – 31-JAN-12

Assessment of the effects of HZE particles on a cell by correlating cell morphology, DNA damage and induction of DNA repair enzymes with the impact of HZE on solid passive detectors. Objectives: estimation of direct and bystander effects of HZE particles in microgravity environment. Part of the project will be carried out by SCK-CEN concerning the analysis of the culture supernatants (cytokines) as well as the protective effect of food additives derived from Spirulina.