npj Microgravity

(The median citation count of npj Microgravity is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Red risks for a journey to the red planet: The highest priority human health risks for a mission to Mars151
A systematic review and meta-analysis of bone loss in space travelers99
How does spaceflight affect the acquired immune system?61
Update on the effects of microgravity on the musculoskeletal system56
A review of alterations to the brain during spaceflight and the potential relevance to crew in long-duration space exploration54
High intensity training during spaceflight: results from the NASA Sprint Study48
Cardiovascular deconditioning during long-term spaceflight through multiscale modeling45
Terrestrial health applications of visual assessment technology and machine learning in spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome43
Key points for the development of antioxidant cocktails to prevent cellular stress and damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) during manned space missions38
The effects of microgravity on bone structure and function36
The influence of spaceflight and simulated microgravity on bacterial motility and chemotaxis35
Gravity sensing in plant and animal cells32
COVID-19—The largest isolation study in history: the value of shared learnings from spaceflight analogs30
Trabecular bone organoids: a micron-scale ‘humanised’ prototype designed to study the effects of microgravity and degeneration30
Macrophages in microgravity: the impact of space on immune cells29
Estimating medical risk in human spaceflight27
The effects of real and simulated microgravity on cellular mitochondrial function26
Feasibility, potency, and safety of growing human mesenchymal stem cells in space for clinical application25
Planetary extravehicular activity (EVA) risk mitigation strategies for long-duration space missions21
Effects of spaceflight aboard the International Space Station on mouse estrous cycle and ovarian gene expression20
Low-intensity vibration restores nuclear YAP levels and acute YAP nuclear shuttling in mesenchymal stem cells subjected to simulated microgravity20
Critical heat flux enhancement in microgravity conditions coupling microstructured surfaces and electrostatic field19
Reviving lower body negative pressure as a countermeasure to prevent pathological vascular and ocular changes in microgravity19
Regular exercise counteracts circadian shifts in core body temperature during long-duration bed rest18
Hindlimb unloading causes regional loading-dependent changes in osteocyte inflammatory cytokines that are modulated by exogenous irisin treatment17
Sessile volatile drop evaporation under microgravity17
Capillary flow of liquids in open microchannels: overview and recent advances16
Quantitative magnetic resonance image assessment of the optic nerve and surrounding sheath after spaceflight16
Modeled microgravity alters lipopolysaccharide and outer membrane vesicle production of the beneficial symbiont Vibrio fischeri14
Nanopore sequencing at Mars, Europa, and microgravity conditions14
3D cell culture using a clinostat reproduces microgravity-induced skin changes14
Overview of lunar dust toxicity risk14
Interactome of miRNAs and transcriptome of human umbilical cord endothelial cells exposed to short-term simulated microgravity14
Impact of convection on the damping of an oscillating droplet during viscosity measurement using the ISS-EML facility14
An advance in transfer line chilldown heat transfer of cryogenic propellants in microgravity using microfilm coating for enabling deep space exploration13
Effects of exercise countermeasures on multisystem function in long duration spaceflight astronauts12
Additive effects of simulated microgravity and ionizing radiation in cell death, induction of ROS and expression of RAC2 in human bronchial epithelial cells12
Opposite response of blood vessels in the retina to 6° head-down tilt and long-duration microgravity12
Towards sustainable human space exploration—priorities for radiation research to quantify and mitigate radiation risks12
Findings from recent studies by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency examining musculoskeletal atrophy in space and on Earth12
The ejection of large non-oscillating droplets from a hydrophobic wedge in microgravity11
Meta-analysis of the space flight and microgravity response of the Arabidopsis plant transcriptome11
Demonstration of the effect of stirring on nucleation from experiments on the International Space Station using the ISS-EML facility11
Dose-dependent skeletal deficits due to varied reductions in mechanical loading in rats11
Six degrees head-down tilt bed rest caused low-grade hemolysis: a prospective randomized clinical trial10
Is contact-line mobility a material parameter?10
A way forward for fundamental physics in space10
Characterization of amyloid β fibril formation under microgravity conditions10
Mitigating sarcoplasmic reticulum stress limits disuse-induced muscle loss in hindlimb unloaded mice10
Nitrogen flow boiling and chilldown experiments in microgravity using pulse flow and low-thermally conductive coatings10
Bone health in spacefaring rodents and primates: systematic review and meta-analysis9
Impairment of 7F2 osteoblast function by simulated partial gravity in a Random Positioning Machine9
How advances in low-g plumbing enable space exploration9
Evaluating the effect of spaceflight on the host–pathogen interaction between human intestinal epithelial cells and Salmonella Typhimurium9
Mechanical loading recovers bone but not muscle lost during unloading9
Mechanism for enhancing the growth of mung bean seedlings under simulated microgravity9
Robot-assisted surgery in space: pros and cons. A review from the surgeon’s point of view9
Analysis of the effects of spaceflight and local administration of thrombopoietin to a femoral defect injury on distal skeletal sites8
Mechanical deconditioning of the heart due to long-term bed rest as observed on seismocardiogram morphology8
Detailed modelling of contact line motion in oscillatory wetting8
Effects of microgravity exposure and fructo-oligosaccharide ingestion on the proteome of soleus and extensor digitorum longus muscles in developing mice8
Human behavior and performance in deep space exploration: next challenges and research gaps7
Brain stimulation in zero gravity: transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) motor threshold decreases during zero gravity induced by parabolic flight7
The draining of capillary liquids from containers with interior corners aboard the ISS7
Equivalence of sessile droplet dynamics under periodic and steady electric fields7
Oscillations of a soft viscoelastic drop7
Improved feasibility of astronaut short-radius artificial gravity through a 50-day incremental, personalized, vestibular acclimation protocol7
Ocular conditions and injuries, detection and management in spaceflight7
Diffusion in liquid mixtures7
Single-bubble EHD behavior into water two-phase flow under electric-field stress and gravitational acceleration using PFM7
Microbial applications for sustainable space exploration beyond low Earth orbit7
Histone deacetylase HDA-4-mediated epigenetic regulation in space-flown C. elegans7
Transcriptional responses of skeletal stem/progenitor cells to hindlimb unloading and recovery correlate with localized but not systemic multi-systems impacts6
Future space experiment platforms for astrobiology and astrochemistry research6
Enhanced self-renewal of human pluripotent stem cells by simulated microgravity6
Zero gravity induced by parabolic flight enhances automatic capture and weakens voluntary maintenance of visuospatial attention6
Author Correction: Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) and the neuro-ophthalmologic effects of microgravity: a review and an update6
Scientific perspectives on lunar exploration in Europe6
Molecular impact of launch related dynamic vibrations and static hypergravity in planarians6
Testing 3D printed biological platform for advancing simulated microgravity and space mechanobiology research5
Scaffold-based bone tissue engineering in microgravity: potential, concerns and implications5
The effect of long-term spaceflight on drug potency and the risk of medication failure5
Ocular counter-roll is less affected in experienced versus novice space crew after long-duration spaceflight5
Amyloidogenesis via interfacial shear in a containerless biochemical reactor aboard the International Space Station5
Magnetic phase separation in microgravity5
Sessile drops in weightlessness: an ideal playground for challenging Young’s equation5
Complex plasma research under microgravity conditions5
Benchmarking surface tension measurement method using two oscillation modes in levitated liquid metals5
Calycosin prevents bone loss induced by hindlimb unloading5
Microgravity crystallization of perdeuterated tryptophan synthase for neutron diffraction5
Evaluating the lettuce metatranscriptome with MinION sequencing for future spaceflight food production applications5
1D and 3D co-simulation and self-adaptive position control of electrostatic levitation in China’s Space Station5
Electrolysis in reduced gravitational environments: current research perspectives and future applications5
A three-dimensional flow model of screen channel liquid acquisition devices for propellant management in microgravity5
Altered sleep spindles and slow waves during space shuttle missions5
Automatic extraction channel of space debris based on wide-field surveillance system5
Transcriptomic response of bioengineered human cartilage to parabolic flight microgravity is sex-dependent5
A perspective on spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome causation secondary to elevated venous sinus pressure5
Next-generation sequencing analysis of circulating micro-RNA expression in response to parabolic flight as a spaceflight analogue5
Fundamentals and future applications of electrochemical energy conversion in space5
Time-dependent unloading effects on muscle and bone and involvement of FNDC5/irisin axis5
Dynamics of entomopathogenic nematode foraging and infectivity in microgravity5
Computational modeling of orthostatic intolerance for travel to Mars4
Mental imagery of object motion in weightlessness4
Tracing transport of protein aggregates in microgravity versus unit gravity crystallization4
Skeletal muscle gene expression dysregulation in long-term spaceflights and aging is clock-dependent4
Active matter in space4
4 Day in dry immersion reproduces partially the aging effect on the arteries as observed during 6 month spaceflight or confinement4
Condensation heat transfer in microgravity conditions4
Microfluidics-integrated spaceflight hardware for measuring muscle strength of Caenorhabditis elegans on the International Space Station4
Uncertainty analysis and performance evaluation of thermophysical property measurement of liquid Au in microgravity4
Atherogenic potential of microgravity hemodynamics in the carotid bifurcation: a numerical investigation4
Overexpression of catalase in mitochondria mitigates changes in hippocampal cytokine expression following simulated microgravity and isolation4
Granular piston-probing in microgravity: powder compression, from densification to jamming4
Simulated microgravity reduces quality of ovarian follicles and oocytes by disrupting communications of follicle cells4
Electromagnetic levitation containerless processing of metallic materials in microgravity: rapid solidification4
Human skeletal muscle tissue chip autonomous payload reveals changes in fiber type and metabolic gene expression due to spaceflight4
Plant and microbial science and technology as cornerstones to Bioregenerative Life Support Systems in space4
Optic nerve sheath diameter and spaceflight: defining shortcomings and future directions4
Validating ground-based aerodynamic levitation surface tension measurements through a study on Al2O34
Characterization of gene expression profiles in the mouse brain after 35 days of spaceflight mission4
Clustering of charged colloidal particles in the microgravity environment of space4
The combined effects of simulated microgravity and X-ray radiation on MC3T3-E1 cells and rat femurs4
Toward the utilisation of resources in space: knowledge gaps, open questions, and priorities4
Revisiting the NASA surface tension driven convection experiments4
Pathophysiology, risk, diagnosis, and management of venous thrombosis in space: where are we now?4
Protein structural changes on a CubeSat under rocket acceleration profile4
Next generation of astronauts or ESA astronaut 2.0 concept and spotlight on immunity3
Drop tower tests of Taiji-1 inertial sensor substitute3
Growth of microorganisms in an interfacially driven space bioreactor analog3
Perfect Crystals: microgravity capillary counterdiffusion crystallization of human manganese superoxide dismutase for neutron crystallography3
Paving the way to better understand the effects of prolonged spaceflight on operational performance and its neural bases3
Numerical characterization of astronaut CaOx renal stone incidence rates to quantify in-flight and post-flight relative risk3
The kidney, volume homeostasis and osmoregulation in space: current perspective and knowledge gaps3
Enhancing the precision limits of interferometric satellite geodesy missions3
Revisiting decompression sickness risk and mobility in the context of the SmartSuit, a hybrid planetary spacesuit3
Granular cooling of ellipsoidal particles in microgravity3
Electromagnetic levitation containerless processing of metallic materials in microgravity: thermophysical properties3
Microgravity enhances the phenotype of Arabidopsis zigzag-1 and reduces the Wortmannin-induced vacuole fusion in root cells3
Musculoskeletal research in human space flight – unmet needs for the success of crewed deep space exploration3
Exosome based analysis for Space Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome and health risks in space exploration3
Towards a passive limitation of particle surface contamination in the Columbus module (ISS) during the MATISS experiment of the Proxima Mission3
Biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in spaceflight is minimized on lubricant impregnated surfaces3
On the growth dynamics of the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7938 in Martian regolith3
Inhibiting myostatin signaling partially mitigates structural and functional adaptations to hindlimb suspension in mice3
A magnetic levitation based low-gravity simulator with an unprecedented large functional volume3
Contractile behavior of the gastrocnemius medialis muscle during running in simulated hypogravity3
Modeling a potential SANS countermeasure by experimental manipulation of the translaminar pressure difference in mice3
Towards an extension of equivalent system mass for human exploration missions on Mars3
The glymphatic pathway in the optic nerve: did astronauts already reveal signs of its existence?3