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Baek K, Barlow AA, Allen MR, Bloomfield SA.Food restriction and simulated microgravity: Effects on bone and serum leptin.J Appl Physiol. 2008 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print](PI: S.A. Bloomfield)Note:
From discussion of paper: "This experiment is the first to demonstrate the independent and combined effects of food restriction and hindlimb unloading on skeletal integrity. Our data confirm our hypothesis that food restriction and hindlimb unloading independently impair skeletal integrity via decreased bone formation but probably not, as we hypothesized, by increased bone resorption." … "These data provide evidence for an additional negative effect of under-nutrition in the context of disuse bone loss. We conclude that bone loss during spaceflight could be aggravated by consistent reductions in food intake as is frequently observed during short-term shuttle missions. These results may also have serious implications for bed-rest patients who restrict food intake or for those individuals who utilize food restriction in attempts to lose weight."
Rentschler ME, Platt SR, Berg K, Dumpert J, Oleynikov D, Farritor SM.Miniature in vivo robots for remote and harsh environments.IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2008 Jan;12(1):66-75.Note:
This paper reports results of tests with robots (that support surgical procedures) during the undersea NEEMO 9 mission (NEEMO = NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations).
Schrage WG.Not a search in vein: Novel stimulus for vascular dysfunction after simulated microgravity.J Appl Physiol. 2008 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
This article comments on Michael Delp's paper that appeared in CA list 2/1/08. These articles will appear together in a future print issue of this journal.
Afonin BV, Goncharova NP, Sedova EA.Skin electrical activity of the stomach and intestine during long-term antiorthostatic hypokinesia.Hum Physiol. 2007 Nov;33(6):747-51.Note:
This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2007 Nov-Dec;33(6):100-4.
Tanimoto M, Tremblay R, Colasanti J.Altered gravitropic response, amyloplast sedimentation and circumnutation in the Arabidopsis shoot gravitropism 5 mutant are associated with reduced starch levels.Plant Mol Biol. 2008 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
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