• spaceflight
  • On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. (esa.int)
  • Spare a thought for these unsung heroes of spaceflight who will spend the next 60 days in bed having frequent blood tests, little privacy and constant monitoring - all in the name of science. (esa.int)
  • Enough lying about 22 October 2013 ESA's volunteers recently finished their third and last session lying in bed in the interest of spaceflight and science. (esa.int)
  • Experiments wanted for the next-best-thing to human research in space 02 October 2013 ESA is accepting proposals for scientific research using two of its human spaceflight 'analogue' platforms: bedrest studies and the Concordia station in Antarctica. (esa.int)
  • Not an actor or space traveller, this 'pillownaut' might not have his feet on firm ground, but he is simulating spaceflight by spending three weeks in bed. (esa.int)
  • Since space studies are limited, various ground-based analogs have been developed to simulate human existence in spaceflight. (hindawi.com)
  • Due to its prevalence, the study of vertebral deconditioning has been recommended by the European Space Agency to determine and understand the underlying mechanisms of IVD herniation after spaceflight and to design countermeasures able to prevent or reduce vertebral deconditioning [ 5 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Other studies have shown that human astronauts in a weightless environment lose 9%-11% of their strength during a 17-day spaceflight. (phys.org)
  • Placing the head of a bed lower than the foot is sometimes used as a means of simulating the physiology of spaceflight. (wikipedia.org)
  • There have been several scientific studies conducted that mention the application of this technique as a countermeasure in long-term spaceflight. (wikipedia.org)
  • While none of these ground-based analogs provides a perfect simulation of human microgravity exposure during spaceflight, each is useful for study of particular aspects of muscle unloading as well as for investigation of sensorimotor alterations. (wikipedia.org)
  • NASA
  • The WISE study is a joint scientific venture between the European Space Agency (ESA), the French Space Agency (CNES), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). (esa.int)
  • NASA should soon be announcing their new bed rest flight sims for 2013 as well! (blogspot.com)
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  • In addition a barter agreement with NASA maintained 51% of Columbus resources for ESA, the rest to be available for NASA use, under the utilisation agreement. (wikipedia.org)
  • skeletal muscle
  • T.D. Lohuis (Alaska Department of Fish and Game) and his coauthors find that black bears in hibernation lose about one-half as much skeletal muscle strength as humans confined to bed rest for similar periods of time do. (phys.org)
  • A study done by Fitts and Trappe examined the effects of prolonged space flight (defined as approximately 180 days) on human skeletal muscle using muscle biopsies. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity 02 February 2016 The human body is made for living on Earth - take away the constant pull of gravity and muscles and bones begin to waste away. (esa.int)
  • As of 2016 it is unclear if bed rest is useful for people in wheelchairs who have pressure ulcers. (wikipedia.org)
  • orthostatic
  • The combined exercise regime seemed to maintain the capacity to carry out a certain degree of endurance exercise (aerobic exercise capacity) and helped at the end of the bed-rest period to preserve orthostatic tolerance, i.e. the ability to change posture to an upright stance without feeling faint. (esa.int)
  • physiological
  • Prior to the start of the 60 days of bed-rest, there was a 20-day period during which physiological data were collected for use for comparative purposes throughout the study. (esa.int)
  • A fascinating new study from the May/June 2007 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology quantifiably measures the loss of strength and endurance in black bears during long periods of hibernation. (phys.org)
  • Prolonged bed rest has long been known to have deleterious physiological effects, such as muscle atrophy and other forms of deconditioning such as arterial constriction. (wikipedia.org)
  • undergo
  • During the 20-day rehabilitation period following bed-rest, the test subjects will undergo tests similar to those before the bed-rest period, for comparison with the baseline data. (esa.int)
  • During the 20 days following the bed-rest period they will undergo similar tests for comparison with the baseline data. (esa.int)
  • baseline data
  • For the 20 days prior to the bed rest period, the test subjects will take part in the collection of baseline data. (esa.int)
  • The subjects will complete two-weeks of baseline data collection and training then "the first two who came in will go to bed where they will remain for 30 days," Spence explained. (nasa.gov)
  • volunteers
  • Stress to rest 26 April 2013 On Sunday, ESA's bedrest volunteers began lying down for their second three-week session with their heads angled below the horizontal to help research the effects of weightlessness on the human body. (esa.int)
  • WISE needs 24 female volunteers altogether, who will remain in bed for a total duration of 60 days. (esa.int)
  • The WISE study is being conducted in two campaigns, with 12 volunteers in each. (esa.int)
  • women
  • In a separate review of past studies that failed to support bed rest, a trio of obstetricians and ethicists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, went a step farther: They said it's not ethical to keep prescribing bed rest unless the women are enrolled in a research study, like they are for other unproven treatments. (deseretnews.com)
  • Nearly 40 percent of the 646 pregnant women enrolled in the study were prescribed some type of activity restriction in the second or third trimester. (deseretnews.com)
  • She wants to see a more strict study - the kind that randomly assigns women to rest or not - to prove if there's a difference. (deseretnews.com)
  • The study also raises questions about harm, although the women who rested merely may have been at higher risk for a preemie. (deseretnews.com)
  • ESA regularly organises bedrest studies of varying lengths, with both men and women. (esa.int)
  • Since Saturday, 19 March, the study entitled Women International Space Simulation for Exploration (WISE) has been fully under way. (esa.int)
  • In one study women who complied with instructions for bed rest for the duration of bleeding had a lower rate of miscarriage and a higher rate of term pregnancy than non-compliant women. (wikipedia.org)
  • European Space
  • Many moons ago, the European Space Agency operated bedrest studies as " space flight simulations " in Toulouse, France, which were very similar to those conducted by the scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center. (blogspot.com)
  • Because of this it is also one of the standard measurements in recent and current Bed Rest Studies of the European Space Agency (ESA). (wikipedia.org)
  • practice
  • The practice is still used although a 1999 systematic review found no benefits for any of the 17 conditions studied and no proven benefit for any conditions at all, beyond that imposed by symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Modern medicine's understanding of the quick onset of muscle atrophy is a major factor behind the practice of getting hospitalized patients out of bed and moving about as active as possible as soon as is feasible, despite sutures, wounds, broken bones and pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Interestingly, the new study found those who rested were more likely to have private insurance, raising questions about the influence of social rather than medical factors. (deseretnews.com)
  • Anesthesiologists can significantly reduce loss of muscle strength in ACL knee surgery patients using a new pain management technique, a new study has found. (phys.org)
  • In a different study where transcriptional changes due to a risk factors for diabetes, were examined, changes in the methylation patterns of the PPARGC1A gene were also found. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the study done on physical inactivity, where subjects were required to have a sustained bed-rest of 10 days and were then examined, it was also found that there was significant downregulation of the PPARGC1A gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another risk factor is low birth weight (LBW), and in a study done on that, it was found that there was increased DNA methylation in the LBW patients' muscle cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • Organising month-long scientific studies is a huge task and aside from coordinating the researchers from all over Europe, choosing the test-subjects is extremely important as the success of the study depends on their commitment," said Jennifer Ngo-Anh, ESA's Head of Human Research Office. (esa.int)
  • His 2004 research on space medicine was studying the effect of galactic "heavies" in the brains of mice, using iron ions and NASA's linear accelerator at Brookhaven, NY. (wikipedia.org)
  • investigations
  • To prepare for future human exploration of Space, various ground-based investigations are performed, in particular bed rest studies, isolation studies ("analogues") and investigations into biological effects of radiation at ion beam facilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • ESA's
  • I am glad to see the second campaign under way," said Peter Jost, ESA's project manager for the WISE study. (esa.int)
  • risk
  • The data suggests that bed rest does not prevent preterm birth in this high-risk population, but it doesn't definitively answer that question," cautioned Spong. (deseretnews.com)
  • Plus, bed rest is well known to increase a mother's risk of a dangerous blood clot, as well as side effects including bone and muscle loss. (deseretnews.com)
  • Recent studies suggest that cardiomegaly is associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). (wikipedia.org)
  • periods
  • However, one crewmember experienced a 5-beat run of ventricular tachycardia during a lower-body negative pressure protocol, and another had periods of "wandering supraventricular pacemaker" during rest and following exercise. (wikipedia.org)
  • recent
  • Sometimes you feel less regret if you did something even though it didn't change the outcome," acknowledged Dolan, who herself has prescribed bed rest less often in recent years. (deseretnews.com)
  • A recent ground-based study tested the effectiveness of potassium-magnesium citrate (similar to the currently used potassium citrate) as a countermeasure for renal stones. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent studies have shown that miRNAs have pivotal roles in many different gene regulatory pathways. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toulouse
  • External experts reviewed all scientific protocols of the study prior to selection, and the responsible French ethical committee in Toulouse has approved the integrated study design of WISE. (esa.int)
  • patients
  • In addition to bed rest, patients were secluded from all family contact to reduce dependence on others. (wikipedia.org)
  • The only person who bed rest patients were allowed to see was the nurse who massaged, bathed, and clothed them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Not only were patients to be isolated in bed for an extended time, they were advised to avoid other activities that may mentally exhaust them such as writing or drawing. (wikipedia.org)
  • specialists
  • Now, spurred by the latest study, some specialists are issuing a call for strict studies to finally settle the controversy - and until then, for doctors not to assume that a prescription to take it easy can't hurt. (deseretnews.com)
  • wise
  • As of 1 October, the second 2005 campaign of the Women's International Space Simulation for Exploration (WISE) study has been fully under way. (esa.int)
  • They come from France, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Poland, and the Czech Republic, so that the WISE study also attracted great interest in the new member countries of the European Union. (esa.int)
  • muscle
  • Bears in this study exhibited remarkable conservation of muscle function," write the authors. (phys.org)
  • This study concluded that the hind limb suspension and EMS did have some success in the prevention of muscle function deterioration induced by disuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when persons suffer temporary disabling circumstances such as being restricted in movement and/or confined to bed as when hospitalized. (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • Complete bed rest refers to discouraging the person in treatment from sitting up for any reason, including daily activities like drinking water. (wikipedia.org)
  • effects
  • Studying the early effects of reduced activity on a molecular level is also expected to provide further evidence of the benefits of regular exercise in the prevention of conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. (esa.int)
  • Extended bed rest has not been proven to have beneficial effects for any condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • 9 ) reported that the total energy expenditure/resting energy expenditure or Physical Activity Level (PAL) among subsistence-level human populations approximates 3.2, while among representative humans living in contemporary society, the PAL is ∼1.67. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Among
  • From among these candidates, a planned dozen were chosen to take part in the study. (esa.int)
  • time
  • They specialized in data based on women's needs at the time, as the trials also served pregnancy-related bedrest concerns and osteoporosis. (blogspot.com)
  • Studies in the population from 1970 through 1990 demonstrated marked reductions in average aerobic fitness (ml · kg −1 · min −1 ) over time in all age-groups ( 10 , 11 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • We measured serum levels of BAP, CTX-I, iPTH, calcium, sclerostin, and dickkopf-1 at 16 time-points during and up to 1 year after bed rest. (galileo-training.com)
  • Bed rest, also referred to as the rest-cure, is a medical treatment in which a person lies in bed for most of the time to try to cure an illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • scientific
  • Twelve scientific groups have planned about 90 experiments that will examine insulin resistance, the cardiovascular system, how the brain copes with the upside-down rest, and that will also test how effective simulated gravity is on specific organs. (esa.int)
  • period
  • One group will be the so-called control group, receiving no extra stimulus over the course of the bed-rest period. (esa.int)
  • Taking to bed" and becoming an "invalid" for an indefinite period was a culturally accepted response to some of the adversities of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another
  • In another study, increasing the level of miR-9, a different miRNA, resulted in a severe defect in glucose-stimulated insulin release. (wikipedia.org)
  • shown
  • Studies have also shown an additive effect of potassium citrate. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, it was shown that after the bed rest, there was a marked increase in DNA methylation of the PPARGC1A gene along with a decrease in mRNA expression. (wikipedia.org)