Informationen von unserem Mitglied Germaine Cornelissen über die Aktivitäten des Halberg Chronobiology Center im Jahr 2015
Kollegin Germain Cornelissen (MLS) schreibt:
„As we are reaching the end of the year, it is a time to reflect. There are so many things we can be thankful for. Thanks to our team in Minnesota and many colleagues worldwide, the HCC has been as active and as productive as ever. This year’s highlights are summarized below.
The invitation to become a JAXA/NASA investigator led to a new project with Professor Kuniaki Otsuka on the ECG monitoring of astronauts during long-term missions on the International Space Station. Although endpoints of heart rate variability (HRV) followed a circadian rhythm in space as on earth, the fractal scaling of the long-term HRV experienced significant and consistent disruption under microgravity conditions, especially when the participants were awake. The results hold important implications for long-term space missions as they suggest that the intrinsic cardiovascular autonomic regulatory system may not adapt to microgravity in space. These results were published in npj Microgravity .