JoVE Monthly Highlights: January 2019

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Exploring the Effects of Spaceflight on Mouse Physiology using the Open Access NASA GeneLab Platform

Afshin Beheshti1, Yasaman Shirazi-Fard2, Sungshin Choi1, Daniel Berrios3, Samrawit G. Gebre1, Jonathan M. Galazka2, Sylvain V. Costes2

The NASA GeneLab platform provides unfettered access to precious omics data from biological spaceflight experiments. We describe how a typical mouse experiment is conducted in space and how data from such experiments can be accessed and analyzed.

An In Vitro Model of a Parallel-Plate Perfusion System to Study Bacterial Adherence to Graft Tissues

Bartosz Ditkowski1, Tiago R Veloso1, Martyna Bezulska-Ditkowska1,2, Andreas Lubig3, Stefan Jockenhoevel3, Petra Mela3, Ramadan Jashari4, Marc Gewillig1, Bart Meyns5, Marc F Hoylaerts2, Ruth Heying1

We describe an in-house designed in vitro flow chamber model, which allows the investigation of bacterial adherence to graft tissues.

Extending the Lifespan of Soluble Lead Flow Batteries with a Sodium Acetate Additive

Yan-Ting Lin1, Wei-Cheng Kuo1, Chun-Yen Lee1, Hao-Lun Tan1, Hsun-Yi Chen1, Ho-Wei Chan1, Yong-Hong Lai1, Kai-Rui Pan1

A protocol for the construction of a soluble lead flow battery with an extended lifespan, in which sodium acetate is supplied in the methanesulfonic electrolyte as an additive, is presented.

Structural Design and Manufacturing of a Cruiser Class Solar Vehicle

Giangiacomo Minak1,2,3, Tommaso M. Brugo1, Cristiano Fragassa1,2, Ana Pavlovic2, Felipe V. de Camargo2, Nicola Zavatta3

In this work, several aspects related to the structural design process of a full-carbon fiber-reinforced plastic solar vehicle are detailed, focusing on the monocoque chassis, the leaf springs, and the vehicle as a whole during a crash test.