Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005
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Deschenes MR, Wilson MH, Kraemer WJ.Neuromuscular adaptations to spaceflight are specific to postural muscles.Muscle Nerve. 2005 Apr;31(4):468-74.(PI: Biospecimen Sharing Program)Note (#1)STS-57 results, PSE-03 experiment.
Kuang A, Popova A, McClure G, Musgrave ME.Dynamics of storage reserve deposition during Brassica rapa L. pollen and seed development in microgravity.Int J Plant Sci. 2005 Jan;166(1):85-96.(PI: M.E. Musgrave)Note (#5)Mir and STS-87 results. From abstract: "We hypothesize that microgravity limits mixing of the gaseous microenvironments inside the closed tissues and that the resulting gas composition surrounding the seeds and pollen retards their development."
Gaspare De Santo N, Cirillo M, Valenti G, Perna A, Anastasio P, Drummer C.Renal function in space: the link between osteoporosis, hypercalciuria, and aquaporins.J Ren Nutr. 2005 Jan;15(1):183-8. Review.Note C
Conclusion of paper: "Previous findings may be relevant in the future to help ageing people undergoing demineralization and osteoporosis. The data also exclude a specific risk of kidney stones during spaceflight and open a window on the usability on Earth of tests specifically designed for space. This is mentioned to convey that 'Life in Space for Life on Earth' is more than a message by space-related investigators seeking support."
Paglia DE, Walford RL.Atypical hematological response to combined calorie restriction and chronic hypoxia in Biosphere 2 crew: a possible link to latent features of hibernation capacity.Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):79-85.