UAFNews-L Salmon for space travel taste tests scheduled

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From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <UAFdistribution>
Date: October 11, 2012, 8:38:56 PM EDT
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Subject: [UAFNews-L] Salmon for space travel taste tests scheduled
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Subject: Salmon for space travel taste tests scheduled

Start Date: Oct. 11, 2012

Stop Date: Oct. 17, 2012


Volunteers who sample freeze-dried salmon Oct. 15th to 17th at the University of Alaska Fairbanks may be supporting future space missions.

At least 150 volunteers are needed for taste tests from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wood Center conference rooms C and D.

The Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is conducting research on salmon as a source of omega-3 fatty acids to support space crew health. The Alaska Space Grant Program is supporting the research.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alexandra Oliveira, associate professor of seafood chemistry, UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at 907-942-5559 (cell) or acoliveira. Debbie Carter, UAF Cooperative Extension public information officer, at 907-474-5406 or dscarter.

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