Journal Impact Factor:Not available for this journal
Funding:"Part of the research described was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA. This research was funded by a 2014 Space Biology NNH14ZTT002N award (grant 80NSSC18K0113) to Crystal Jaing and K.V., which also partially funded postdoctoral fellowships for C.U. and J.M.W. Additionally, A.C.S. was supported by grant 80NM0018D0004, funded to K.V. We thank astronauts Colonel Jack Fischer, Colonel Mark Vande Hei, Norishige Kanai, and Alexander Gerst for collecting samples aboard the ISS, the implementation team(Fathi Karouia) at NASA Ames Research Center for coordinating this effort, and Crystal Jaing (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), principal investigator of the team."
Borg AM, Baker JE.
Contemporary biomedical engineering perspective on volitional evolution for human radiotolerance enhancement beyond low-Earth orbit.
Note:From the abstract: "Using the OpenSim framework, we completed a biomechanical analysis of three walking conditions: unsuited, suited with the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) spacesuit (represented as external joint torques applied to human joints), and suited with the EMU and assisted by robotic actuators capable of producing up to 10 Nm of torque. For each scenario, we calculated the inverse kinematics and inverse dynamics of the lower body joints (hip, knee, and ankle). We also determined the activation of muscles and robotic actuators (when present). Finally, from inverse dynamics and muscle activation results, the metabolic cost of one gait cycle was calculated in all three conditions."
Journal Impact Factor:0.889
Funding:"ORCID identifier:orcid.org/0000-0002-0459-9327, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. We would like to acknowledge the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program (grant number 80NSSC19K0969) for supporting and funding this research."
Mao XW, Stanbouly S, Jones T, Nelson G.
Evaluating ocular response in the retina and optic nerve head after single and fractionated high-energy protons.
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Journal Impact Factor:9.423
Funding:"We thank A. Sacco for providing the human samples, M. Pasparakis for providing the NEMOfl/fl mice, and W.J. Tseng and S. Liu (PCMD Imaging Core) for assistance with the μCT experiments. We would like to thank H. Papaioannou, A. Scaramella, I. Paez, Y. Lee, and G. Wang for unbiased validation and analysis assistance. The authors were supported by startup funds from the Perelman School of Medicine, the McCabe Award, the NIH Pilot Grant (P30 AR069619), NASA (18-FG_ind_2-0022), and the NIH (R01HL146662) to F.M."
Tichy ED, Mourkioti F.
Telomere length assessments of muscle stem cells in rodent and human skeletal muscle sections.
Note:From the abstract: "Biofabrication in space is one of the novel promising and prospective research directions in the rapidly emerging field of space STEM. There are several advantages of biofabrication in space. Under microgravity, it is possible to engineer constructs using more fluidic channels and thus more biocompatible bioinks. Microgravity enables biofabrication of tissue and organ constructs of more complex geometries, thus facilitating novel scaffold-, label-, and nozzle-free technologies based on multi-levitation principles. However, when exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation, biofabricated tissues could be used to study pathophysiological phenomena that will be useful on Earth and for deep space manned missions. Here, we provide leading concepts about the potential mutual benefits of the application of biofabrication technologies in space." This article may be obtained online without charge.