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Why humans are not built for spaceflight
(09-06-2017, 01:50 AM)Vianova Wrote: ...
Looking at those crowded cramped conditions in the ISS,
under the constant weightlessness ... of zero G ...


Well I realized how good it is to enjoy the Earth's gravity,
while my balls Hi Hi  hang down low and pendulate between my legs  Reefer

Relaxed In Gravity. Hang Low Testicles.

In outer space, in the ISS,
my balls would float about ... with no directional hang low ... Scream
weightless ! Damned

they could not pendulate Herethere Herethere   ... for months ... on the ISS  Tp

We have to have artificial gravity technology in the near future.

I suppose that there could be zero G sports games created.
Zero G racquet ball ? 
How do you drive to the hoop and slam dunk in zero G?

Artificial gravity may be needed to keep males testicles from shrinking.
Or a whole lot of zero G sex will be mandatory. Applause

I'll bet sex in zero-G is fun though. (Not exactly pendulation, but definitely some piston action.)
Lines join in faint discord and the Stormwatch brews a concert of kings as the white sea snaps at the heels of a soft prayer whispered.
I thought I read somewhere that one of the first round trip to Moon and back were being paid by an X-Rated company, so there should be plenty of sex and big $$$ in the videos made out there in Zero-G.

Butt Boobs Danse-du-ventre Par-ty Reefer Woohoo

Bob... Ninja Alien2
"The Morning Light, No sensation to compare to this, suspended animation, state of bliss, I keep my eyes on the circling sky, tongue tied and twisted just and Earth Bound Martian I" Learning to Fly Pink Floyd [Video:]
More Wine?

JULY 18, 2019
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong
by Frontiers
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Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today's tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line?

Published in Frontiers in Physiology, their study shows that resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity.
Space supplements
Out in space, unchallenged by gravity, muscles and bones weaken. Weight-bearing muscles are hit first and worst, like the soleus muscle in the calf.
"After just 3 weeks in space, the human soleus muscle shrinks by a third," says Dr. Marie Mortreux, lead author of the NASA-funded study at the laboratory of Dr. Seward Rutkove, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. "This is accompanied by a loss of slow-twitch muscle fibers, which are needed for endurance."
To allow astronauts to operate safely on long missions to Mars—whose gravitational pull is just 40% of Earth's—mitigating strategies will be needed to prevent muscle deconditioning.
"Dietary strategies could be key," says Dr. Mortreux, "especially since astronauts travelling to Mars won't have access to the type of exercise machines deployed on the ISS."
A strong candidate is resveratrol: a compound commonly found in grape skin and blueberries that has been widely investigated for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-diabetic effects.
"Resveratrol has been shown to preserve bone and muscle mass in rats during complete unloading, analogous to microgravity during spaceflight. So, we hypothesized that a moderate daily dose would help mitigate muscle deconditioning in a Mars gravity analogue, too."
Mars rats
To mimic Mars gravity, the researchers used an approach first developed in mice by Mary Bouxsein, Ph.D., also at Beth Israel Deaconess, in which rats were fitted with a full-body harness and suspended by a chain from their cage ceiling.
Thus, 24 male rats were exposed to normal loading (Earth) or 40% loading (Mars) for 14 days. In each group, half received resveratrol (150 mg/kg/day) in water; the others got just the water. Otherwise, they fed freely from the same chow.
Calf circumference and front and rear paw grip force were measured weekly, and at 14 days the calf muscles were analyzed.
Resveratrol to the rescue
The results were impressive.
As expected, the 'Mars' condition weakened the rats' grip and shrank their calf circumference, muscle weight and slow-twitch fiber content.
But incredibly, resveratrol supplementation almost entirely rescued front and rear paw grip in the Mars rats, to the level of the non-supplemented Earth rats.
What's more, resveratrol completely protected muscle mass (soleus and gastrocnemius) in the Mars rats, and in particular reduced the loss of slow-twitch muscle fibers. The protection was not complete, though: the supplement did not entirely rescue average soleus and gastrocnemius fibers cross-sectional area, or calf circumference.
As reported previously, resveratrol did not affect food intake or total body weight.
Perfecting the dose
Previous resveratrol research can explain these findings, says Dr. Mortreux.
"A likely factor here is insulin sensitivity.
"Resveratrol treatment promotes muscle growth in diabetic or unloaded animals, by increasing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in the muscle fibers. This is relevant for astronauts, who are known to develop reduced insulin sensitivity during spaceflight."
The anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol could also help to conserve muscle and bone, and other anti-oxidant sources such as dried plums are being used to test this, adds Dr. Mortreux.
"Further studies are needed to explore the mechanisms involved, as well as the effects of different doses of resveratrol (up to 700 mg/kg/day) in both males and females. In addition, it will be important to confirm the lack of any potentially harmful interactions of resveratrol with other drugs administered to astronauts during space missions."


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More information: Marie Mortreux et al, A Moderate Daily Dose of Resveratrol Mitigates Muscle Deconditioning in a Martian Gravity Analog, Frontiers in Physiology (2019). DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00899
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