Reinterpretation of mouse thyroid changes under space conditions: the contribution of confinement to damage.

@article{Albi2014ReinterpretationOM,
  title={Reinterpretation of mouse thyroid changes under space conditions: the contribution of confinement to damage.},
  author={Elisabetta Albi and Francesco Saverio Ambesi-Impiombato and Andrea Lazzarini and Remo Lazzarini and Alessandro Floridi and Samuela Cataldi and Elisabetta Loreti and Ivana Ferri and Francesco Curcio},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={563-7}
}
During space missions, astronauts work in a state of separation from their daily social environment and in physical confinement. It has been shown that confinement influences mood and brain cortical activity, but no data has been obtained with regard to its effect on the thyroid gland, the structure and function of which change during spaceflights. Here, we report the results of a study on the effects of confinement on mouse thyroid, which was implemented with the Mice Drawer System Facility… CONTINUE READING