Biden Says #ScienceIsBack. At NASA #ScienceIsLost

Keith's note: These are some of the articles - with links to research publications - in this past week's NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #949 14 May 2021 (Space Life Science Research Results)

As you can see, this is a rather broad array of topics with direct relevance to this whole exploration of space thing that NASA talks about. And the folks who edit this resource put a quality list like this out every week. But unless you know precisely where to look for it - or read our SpaceRef website (which has the only complete archive going back to the 1990s)- you'd never learn about this NASA-related and sponsored research.

- Planetary extravehicular activity (EVA) risk mitigation strategies for long-duration space missions.
- Rad-Bio-App: A discovery environment for biologists to explore spaceflight-related radiation exposures.
- DNA microarray analysis of gene expression of etiolated maize seedlings grown under microgravity conditions in space: Relevance to the International Space Station experiment "Auxin Transport."
- Persistent deterioration of visuospatial performance in spaceflight.
- On the challenges of anesthesia and surgery during interplanetary spaceflight.
- Biomaterials for human space exploration: A review of their untapped potential.
- Revival of anhydrobiotic cyanobacterium biofilms exposed to space vacuum and prolonged dryness: Implications for future missions beyond low Earth orbit.
- Sharp changes in muscle tone in humans under simulated microgravity.
- Gravity threshold and dose response relationships: Health benefits using a short arm human centrifuge.

As I noted a week ago in "Biden Says #ScienceIsBack - But Its Hard To Find It At NASA" NASA makes no mention of this NASA-funded resource anywhere within its Human Space Flight or ISS Space Station webpages. CASIS ignores it too on the ISS National Lab website. In addition, various NASA pages that list research resources ignore it too. And when you tell NASA about this serious omission (which I have done multiple times over the years) they just do-not-care.

I used to just chalk this off to laziness on the part of the responsible offices at NASA. Its now starting to look like willful neglect. There was a Scientific Integrity Task Force meeting today. NASA is a member. The Biden Administration talks incessantly about #ScienceIsBack. Meanwhile, at NASA, #ScienceIsLost.

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