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Histological Studies on the Tibial Bone of Rats in the 1975 Cosmos 782 Flight: I. Endochondral Osteogenesis; Medullary Bone Turnover (COS 782-14)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Bone and calcium physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Rattus norvegicus Species: Rat Strain: Wistar

Description
Objectives:

This experiment concerns the histological evaluation of endochondral ontogenesis in rats subjected to weightlessness in Earth-orbit for nineteen days. Balances between cartilage formation and resorption, and medullary bone formation and resorption were analyzed in the proximal segment of the tibia.


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Publications
Asling, C.W.: Histological Studies on the Tibial Bone of Rats in the 1975 Cosmos 782 Flight: I. Endochondral Osteogenesis; Medullary Bone Turnover: Final Reports of U.S. Experiments Flown on the Soviet Satellite Cosmos 782. S.N. Rosenzweig and K.A. Souza, eds., NASA TM-78525, 1978, pp. 276-290.

Keywords
Bone development
Bone resorption
Epiphyses
Growth plate
Osteogenesis
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Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Parameters
Area, cross section, Tibia, rat
Distribution, Trabecular spacing (density), tibia, bone, rat, Microscopy, optical diffraction
Distribution, Trabecular spacing (density), tibia, bone, rat, Optical diffraction
Formation, Bone, in tibia, rat, Microscopy, histology
Formation, Bone, in tibia, rat, Optical diffraction,
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Cosmos 782 11/25/1975 12/15/1975 20 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Ames Research Center LSDA Level 3
Project Manager: Helen Stewart
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alternate Experiment Name
C782-4.1
Protocol / Approach
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