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Young fish (Oreochromis mossambicus) were exposed to microgravity (micro g) for 9 to 10 days during space missions STS-55 and STS-84, or to hypergravity (hg) for 9 days. Young animals (stages 11-12), which had not yet developed the roll-induced static vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) at micro g- and hg-onset, and older ones (stages 14-16), which had already(More)
In Xenopus laevis tadpoles, we studied the static vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) in relation to modifications of the gravitational environment to find basic mechanisms of how altered gravitational forces (AGF) affect this reflex. Animals were exposed to microgravity during space flight or hypergravity (3g) for 4 to 12 days. Basic observations were that(More)
BACKGROUND Follow-up of 131I whole-body scanning after 131I ablation is associated with potential stunning. Previous studies have suggested that, for scanning, 123I is more sensitive than 131I in identifying thyroid tissue, but its specificity when positive is less certain. AIM The use of 123I as an imaging agent in place of serial 131I imaging has been(More)
In tadpoles of Xenopus laevis, the effects of microgravity on the development of the roll-induced vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) was investigated. Special attention was focused on sensitive periods and the minimum duration of microgravity exposure by which the development of the rVOR is affected. The peak-to-peak excursion (rVOR amplitude) of the rVOR(More)
In the fish Oreochromis mossambicus, light conditions affect the development of the roll-induced vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR). During development under continous light-dark conditions the rVOR amplitude, which is the maximum eye movement during a complete 360 degrees lateral roll, shows a secondary drop after a first peak at stage 17 by 64% (36.3 degrees(More)
In tadpoles of Xenopus laevis, the effects of an exposure to hypergravity on the development of the roll-induced static vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) were investigated. Special attention was given to the onset of the 9 or 12 days lasting 3 g period during early life. Recordings of rVOR characteristics for complete 360 degrees rolls of the tadpoles started(More)
Young fish (Oreochromis mossambicus) were exposed to microgravity (micro g) for 9 to 10 days, or to hypergravity (hg) for 9 days. For several weeks after termination of micro g and hg, the roll-induced static vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) was recorded. In stage 11/12-fish, the rVOR amplitude (angle between the maximal up and down movement of an eye during a(More)
In tadpoles of the Southern Clawed Toad (Xenopus laevis), the effects of an exposure to hypergravity of several days duration on the development of the roll-induced static vestibuloocular reflex (rVOR) were investigated. Special attention was given to the onset of the 9 or 12 days lasting 3G-period during early life. First recordings of the rVOR(More)
"Crickets in Space" (CRISP) was a Neurolab experiment by which the balance between genetic programs and the gravitational environment for the development of a gravity sensitive neuronal system was studied. The model character of crickets was justified by their external gravity receptors, identified position-sensitive interneurons (PSI) and gravity-related(More)