Task Inner Ear Otoconia Response in Mice to Micro- and Hyper-gravity (Boyle) (Completed)
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: Otoconia
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Apply scanning and transmission electron microscopy and microstructural-crystallographic techniques to evaluate the possible mechanisms of otoconia restructuring in response to gravity loading and answer the following questions:


1) Are there structural changes in otoconia as a result of experimental altered gravity conditions?
2) If so, is the change due to a constructive or
destructive process?
3) And, is the process dependent on length of exposure to altered gravity loading