Congratulations to npj Microgravity Editor-in Chief, Associate Editors, and team members on International Book Award
The Editor-in-Chief of npj Microgravity, Cheryl Nickerson, and Associate Editors of the journal, Neal Pellis and Mark Ott, have been informed that the book they co-edited has won the 2017 International Academy of Astronautics, Life Sciences Book Award
The award winning multidisciplinary book is entitled ‘Effect of spaceflight and spaceflight analogue culture on human and microbial cells: Novel insights into disease mechanisms’ and represents the first comprehensive coverage of this subject by any textbook.
It is the compilation of information from dozens of the world’s leading experts and provides a thorough but accessible overview of the field that is placed in the appropriate historical context. The book is specifically designed to describe and discuss how true spaceflight and ground-based spaceflight analogue experiments have enabled landmark scientific discoveries of novel mammalian cellular and microbial responses that are relevant to human health and disease, which are not observed using conventional experimental approaches.
The International Academy of Astronautics, Life Sciences Book Award is given annually to recognise excellence in publication made by a member or a corresponding member of the Academy in the fields related to life science.
The International Academy of Astronautics was founded in Stockholm in 1960, bringing together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognise the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the on-going exploration of the solar system.
Congratulations to Cheryl, Neal, Mark, and all team members on this prestigious award!
The book is published by Springer and available here: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493932764
The image shows astronaut Kate Rubins growing heart stem cells aboard ISS, from Kate Rubins' Scrapbook, NASA.