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Cynthia Collins

Bacteria in space grow in strange ways

[ The Human Body in Space: 6 Weird Facts ] "Biofilms were rampant on the Mir space station and continue to be a challenge on the [International Space Station], but we still don't really know what role gravity plays in their growth and development," NASA's study leader Cynthia Collins, an ...

NASA NASA Sends Phones, Cells, Spores and More to Space on ...

In collaboration with Ames, the University of Toronto, and Bioserve Space Technologies, the study, led by Cynthia Collins of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., will help scientists expand their knowledge of biofilms and test the efficiency of new antimicrobial coatings. ...

Press Release

"Biofilms were rampant on the Mir space station and continue to be a challenge on the International Space Station, but we still don't really know what role gravity plays in their growth and development," said Cynthia Collins, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study and assistant ...

Final space shuttle to carry five CU-Boulder-built payloads ...

Led by Professor Cynthia Collins of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., the biofilm experiment riding inside a second BioServe CGBA will target the growth, physiology and cell-to-cell interactions in microbial biofilms. The team will examine how the formation of the ...

So You Wanna Go To Space. Can You Put Up With The Superpower Bacteria?

... control biofilms grown under normal gravity conditions.” This is still early-stage work, of course, requiring follow-up studies to find out how the low-gravity environment affects these microorganisms’ growth, according to lead researcher Cynthia Collins from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - NAKFI Synthetic Biology Grantee Develops Technology f

In 2010 Dr. Leonard was also awarded a NAKFI Synthetic Biology grant for his proposal titled Development of a novel platform for engineering synthetic interkingdom communication, in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Collins of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For more information about Dr. ...

CHBE Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Description: The Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering presents Dr. Cynthia H. Collins, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Title: "Microbial Communities: Synthetic Biology and Biofilm Formation in Space". Everyone Welcome! ...

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