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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929042/iron-overload-involved-in-the-enhancement-of-unloading-induced-bone-loss-by-hypomagnetic-field
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Jiancheng Yang, Xiaofeng Meng, Dandan Dong, Yanru Xue, Xin Chen, Shenghang Wang, Ying Shen, Gejing Zhang, Peng Shang
During deep-space exploration missions, astronauts will be exposed to abnormal space environments including microgravity and hypomagnetic field (HyMF) that is 10,000 times weaker than geomagnetic field (GMF). It is well known that microgravity in space can induce bone loss; however, it is ill-defined whether HyMF involved in this process. Herein, we aimed to investigate the combined effects of HyMF and microgravity on bone loss. A mouse model of hindlimb suspension (HLU) was adopted to simulate microgravity-induced bone loss, that was exposed to a hypomagnetic field of <300 nanotesla (nT) generated by a geomagnetic field-shielding chamber...
June 18, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901426/microgravity-impairs-dna-damage-repair-in-human-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-and-inhibits-their-differentiation-into-dendritic-cells
#2
Erica K Low, Egil Brudvik, Bradford Mitchell Kuhlman, Paul F Wilson, Graca M Almeida-Porada, Christopher D Porada
Astronauts on missions beyond low-Earth orbit are exposed to a hostile environment in which they are continually bombarded with unique high-energy species of radiation, while in conditions of microgravity (G), which can alter radiation response and immunity. In the present studies, we examined the impact exposing human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSC) to μG had upon their capacity to repair DNA damage and their ability to generate immune cells critical for mounting an effective anti-tumor response...
June 14, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899495/wild-horse-spat-astronaut-minister-and-record-flooding
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29875623/reduction-of-movement-in-neurological-diseases-effects-on-neural-stem-cells-characteristics
#4
Raffaella Adami, Jessica Pagano, Michela Colombo, Natalia Platonova, Deborah Recchia, Raffaella Chiaramonte, Roberto Bottinelli, Monica Canepari, Daniele Bottai
Both astronauts and patients affected by chronic movement-limiting pathologies face impairment in muscle and/or brain performance. Increased patient survival expectations and the expected longer stays in space by astronauts may result in prolonged motor deprivation and consequent pathological effects. Severe movement limitation can influence not only the motor and metabolic systems but also the nervous system, altering neurogenesis and the interaction between motoneurons and muscle cells. Little information is yet available about the effect of prolonged muscle disuse on neural stem cells characteristics...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29867558/a-model-of-chronic-exposure-to-unpredictable-mild-socio-environmental-stressors-replicates-some-spaceflight-induced-immunological-changes
#5
Fanny Gaignier, Christine Legrand-Frossi, Emilien Stragier, Julianne Mathiot, Jean-Louis Merlin, Charles Cohen-Salmon, Laurence Lanfumey, Jean-Pol Frippiat
During spaceflight, astronauts face radiations, mechanical, and socio-environmental stressors. To determine the impact of chronic socio-environmental stressors on immunity, we exposed adult male mice to chronic unpredictable mild psychosocial and environmental stressors (CUMS model) for 3 weeks. This duration was chosen to simulate a long flight at the human scale. Our data show that this combination of stressors induces an increase of serum IgA, a reduction of normalized splenic mass and tends to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, as previously reported during or after space missions...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866331/effects-of-eva-glove-on-hand-dexterity-at-low-temperature-and-low-pressure
#6
Yinsheng Tian, Haibo Zhang, Li Wang, Li Ding, Deyu Li
Hand dexterity is an important index to assess whether extravehicular activity (EVA) gloves are appropriately designed. Pressurized gloves and low temperature environments can both cause a decrease in hand dexterity. However, due to the difficulty in performing tests under extreme conditions, there has been no report on dexterity tests with gloves under pressure and low temperature. To fill this gap, we performed a dexterity test of EVA gloves with twelve male volunteers involved under the extreme conditions, which were created in the low-pressure simulation cabin with vaporized liquid nitrogen used to cool it down...
July 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850002/effect-of-constraint-loading-on-the-lower-limb-muscle-forces-in-weightless-treadmill-exercise
#7
Ning Guo, Xingyu Fan, Yuting Wu, Zhili Li, Shujuan Liu, Linjie Wang, Jie Yao, Yinghui Li
Long exposure to the microgravity will lead to muscle atrophy and bone loss. Treadmill exercise could mitigate the musculoskeletal decline. But muscle atrophy remains inevitable. The constraint loading applied on astronauts could affect the muscle force and its atrophy severity. However, the quantitative correlation between constraint loading mode and muscle forces remains unclear. This study aimed to characterize the influence of constraint loading mode on the lower limb muscle forces in weightless treadmill exercise...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843821/on-orbit-sleep-problems-of-astronauts-and-countermeasures
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REVIEW
Bin Wu, Yue Wang, Xiaorui Wu, Dong Liu, Dong Xu, Fei Wang
Sufficient sleep duration and good sleep quality are crucial to ensure normal physical and mental health, cognition and work performance for the common people, as well as astronauts. On-orbit sleep problem is very common among astronauts and has potential detrimental influences on the health of crewmembers and the safety of flight missions. Sleep in space is becoming a new medical research frontier. In this review we summarized on-orbit sleep problems of astronauts and six kinds of causes, and we presented the effects of lack of sleep on performance as well as mental and physical health, then we proposed seven kinds of countermeasures for sleep disturbance in spaceflight, including pharmacologic interventions, light treatment, crew selection and training, Traditional Chinese Medicine and so on...
May 30, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789087/individual-differences-in-adaptability-to-isolated-confined-and-extreme-environments
#9
Paul T Bartone, Gerald P Krueger, Jocelyn V Bartone
INTRODUCTION: Future deep space missions will expose astronauts to more intense stressors than previously encountered. Isolation will be greater and more prolonged, living and work areas more confined, and communications and resupply channels to Earth longer and less reliable. Astronauts will need to function more autonomously, with less guidance and support from Earth. Thus, it is important to select and train astronauts who can adapt and function effectively under extreme and variable conditions...
June 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781764/charged-iron-particles-found-in-galactic-cosmic-rays-are-potent-inducers-of-epithelial-ovarian-tumors
#10
Birendra Mishra, Gregory W Lawson, Ryan Ripperdan, Laura Ortiz, Ulrike Luderer
Astronauts traveling in deep space are exposed to high-charge and energy (HZE) particles from galactic cosmic rays. We have previously determined that irradiation of adult female mice with iron HZE particles induces DNA double-strand breaks, oxidative damage and apoptosis in ovarian follicles, causing premature ovarian failure. These effects occur at lower doses than with conventional photon irradiation. Ovarian failure with resultant loss of negative feedback and elevated levels of gonadotropin hormones is thought to play a role in the pathophysiology of ovarian cancer...
May 21, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777152/temporary-microglia-depletion-after-cosmic-radiation-modifies-phagocytic-activity-and-prevents-cognitive-deficits
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Karen Krukowski, Xi Feng, Maria Serena Paladini, Austin Chou, Kristen Sacramento, Katherine Grue, Lara-Kirstie Riparip, Tamako Jones, Mary Campbell-Beachler, Gregory Nelson, Susanna Rosi
Microglia are the main immune component in the brain that can regulate neuronal health and synapse function. Exposure to cosmic radiation can cause long-term cognitive impairments in rodent models thereby presenting potential obstacles for astronauts engaged in deep space travel. The mechanism/s for how cosmic radiation induces cognitive deficits are currently unknown. We find that temporary microglia depletion, one week after cosmic radiation, prevents the development of long-term memory deficits. Gene array profiling reveals that acute microglia depletion alters the late neuroinflammatory response to cosmic radiation...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775210/the-effect-of-simulated-space-radiation-on-the-n-glycosylation-of-human-immunoglobulin-g1
#12
Mate Szarka, Szabolcs Szilasi, Boglarka Donczo, Daniel Sarkozy, Istvan Rajta, Andras Guttman
On a roundtrip to Mars, astronauts are expectedly exposed to an approximate amount of radiation that exceeds the lifetime limits on Earth. This elevated radiation dose is mainly due to Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and Solar Particle Events (SPE). Specific patterns of the N-glycosylation of human immunoglobulins have already been associated with various ailments such as autoimmune diseases, malignant transformation, chronic inflammation and ageing. The focus of our work was to investigate the effect of low-energy proton irradiation on the IgG N-glycosylation profile with the goal if disease associated changes could be detected during space travel and not altered by space radiation...
May 18, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773841/ocular-counter-rolling-in-astronauts-after-short-and-long-duration-spaceflight
#13
Millard F Reschke, Scott J Wood, Gilles Clément
Ocular counter-rolling (OCR) is a reflex generated by the activation of the gravity sensors in the inner ear that stabilizes gaze and posture during head tilt. We compared the OCR measures that were obtained in 6 astronauts before, during, and after a spaceflight lasting 4-6 days with the OCR measures obtained from 6 astronauts before and after a spaceflight lasting 4-9 months. OCR in the short-duration fliers was measured using the afterimage method during head tilt at 15°, 30°, and 45°. OCR in the long-duration fliers was measured using video-oculography during whole body tilt at 25°...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768035/microgravity-induced-ocular-changes-are-related-to-body-weight
#14
Jay C Buckey, Scott D Phillips, Allison P Anderson, Ariane B Chepko, Veronique Archambault-Leger, Jiang Gui, Abigail M Fellows
On Earth, tissue weight generates compressive forces that press on body structures and act on the walls of vessels throughout the body. In microgravity tissues no longer have any weight and tissue compressive forces are lost, suggesting individuals who weigh more may show greater effects from microgravity exposure. One unique effect of long-duration microgravity exposure is the spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) which can present with globe flattening, choroidal folds, optic disc edema, and a hyperopic visual shift...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761979/-remodeling-simulation-of-human-femur-under-bed-rest-and-spaceflight-circumstances-based-on-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#15
Wenting Yang, Dongmei Wang, Zhoujixin Lei, Chunhui Wang, Shanguang Chen
Astronauts who are exposed to weightless environment in long-term spaceflight might encounter bone density and mass loss for the mechanical stimulus is smaller than normal value. This study built a three dimensional model of human femur to simulate the remodeling process of human femur during bed rest experiment based on finite element analysis (FEA). The remodeling parameters of this finite element model was validated after comparing experimental and numerical results. Then, the remodeling process of human femur in weightless environment was simulated, and the remodeling function of time was derived...
December 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760486/long-lost-data-reveal-astronauts-mark-on-the-moon
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(no author information available yet)
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May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753415/early-effects-of-16-o-radiation-on-neuronal-morphology-and-cognition-in-a-murine-model
#17
Hannah Carr, Tyler C Alexander, Thomas Groves, Frederico Kiffer, Jing Wang, Elvin Price, Marjan Boerma, Antiño R Allen
Astronauts exposed to high linear energy transfer radiation may experience cognitive injury. The pathogenesis of this injury is unknown but may involve glutamate receptors or modifications to dendritic structure and/or dendritic spine density and morphology. Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, where it acts on ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors located at the presynaptic terminal and in the postsynaptic membrane at synapses in the hippocampus. Dendritic spines are sites of excitatory synaptic transmission, and changes in spine structure and dendrite morphology are thought to be morphological correlates of altered brain function associated with hippocampal-dependent learning and memory...
May 2018: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753411/solar-particle-event-storm-shelter-requirements-for-missions-beyond-low-earth-orbit
#18
REVIEW
L W Townsend, J H Adams, S R Blattnig, M S Clowdsley, D J Fry, I Jun, C D McLeod, J I Minow, D F Moore, J W Norbury, R B Norman, D V Reames, N A Schwadron, E J Semones, R C Singleterry, T C Slaba, C M Werneth, M A Xapsos
Protecting spacecraft crews from energetic space radiations that pose both chronic and acute health risks is a critical issue for future missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). Chronic health risks are possible from both galactic cosmic ray and solar energetic particle event (SPE) exposures. However, SPE exposures also can pose significant short term risks including, if dose levels are high enough, acute radiation syndrome effects that can be mission- or life-threatening. In order to address the reduction of short term risks to spaceflight crews from SPEs, we have developed recommendations to NASA for a design-standard SPE to be used as the basis for evaluating the adequacy of proposed radiation shelters for cislunar missions beyond LEO...
May 2018: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753410/hzetrn-radiation-transport-validation-using-balloon-based-experimental-data
#19
James E Warner, Ryan B Norman, Steve R Blattnig
The deterministic radiation transport code HZETRN (High charge (Z) and Energy TRaNsport) was developed by NASA to study the effects of cosmic radiation on astronauts and instrumentation shielded by various materials. This work presents an analysis of computed differential flux from HZETRN compared with measurement data from three balloon-based experiments over a range of atmospheric depths, particle types, and energies. Model uncertainties were quantified using an interval-based validation metric that takes into account measurement uncertainty both in the flux and the energy at which it was measured...
May 2018: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752376/effects-of-prolonged-spaceflight-on-atrial-size-atrial-electrophysiology-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Htet W Khine, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Jeffrey L Hastings, Jamie Kowal, James D Daniels, Richard L Page, Jeffery J Goldberger, Jason Ng, Beverley Adams-Huet, Michael W Bungo, Benjamin D Levine
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in active astronauts is ≈5%, similar to the general population but at a younger age. Risk factors for AF include left atrial enlargement, increased number of premature atrial complexes, and certain parameters on signal-averaged electrocardiography, such as P-wave duration, root mean square voltage for the terminal 20 ms of the signal-averaged P wave, and P-wave amplitude. We aimed to evaluate changes in atrial structure, supraventricular beats, and atrial electrophysiology to determine whether spaceflight could increase the risk of AF...
May 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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