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NASA Spaceline 18 February 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2005

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  1. Zwart SR, Davis-Street JE, Paddon-Jones D, Ferrando AA, Wolfe RR, Smith SM. Amino acid supplementation alters bone metabolism during simulated weightlessness. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Feb 3; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: R.R. Wolfe and S.M. Smith)
  2. Wilkerson MK, Lesniewski LA, Golding EM, Bryan RM, Amin A, Wilson E, Delp MD. Simulated microgravity enhances cerebral artery vasoconstriction and vascular resistance through an endothelial nitric oxide mechanism. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Dec 2; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Waters WW, Platts SH, Mitchell BM, Whitson PA, Meck JV. Plasma volume restoration with salt tablets and water after bed rest prevents orthostatic hypotension and changes in supine hemodynamic and endocrine variables. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2):H839-47. Epub 2004 Oct 14. (PI: J.V. Meck)
  4. CE, Bourgeois MA, Damsky CD, Globus RK. Effects of disrupted {beta}1-integrin function on the skeletal response to short-term hindlimb unloading in mice. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Feb;98(2):690-6. Epub 2004 Oct 01. (PI: R.K. Globus)
  5. Globus RK, Amblard D, Nishimura Y, Iwaniec UT, Kim JB, Almeida EA, Damsky CD, Wronski TJ, van der Meulen MC. Skeletal phenotype of growing transgenic mice that express a function-perturbing form of beta1 integrin in osteoblasts. Calcif Tissue Int. 2005 Jan;76(1):39-49. Epub 2004 Oct 14. (PI: R.K. Globus)
  6. Fincke EM, Padalka G, Lee D, van Holsbeeck M, Sargsyan AE, Hamilton DR, Martin D, Melton SL, McFarlin K, Dulchavsky SA. Evaluation of shoulder integrity in space: first report of musculoskeletal US on the International Space Station. Radiology. 2005 Feb;234(2):319-22. Epub 2004 Nov 08. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note (#6) ISS results. NASA press release for epub version of this paper was released in November 2004.
  7. Sargsyan AE, Hamilton DR, Jones JA, Melton S, Whitson PA, Kirkpatrick AW, Martin D, Dulchavsky SA. FAST at MACH 20: clinical ultrasound aboard the International Space Station. J Trauma. 2005 Jan;58(1):35-9. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note (#7) ISS results.
  8. Moore ST, Cohen B, Raphan T, Berthoz A, Clement G. Spatial orientation of optokinetic nystagmus and ocular pursuit during orbital space flight. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Jan;160(1):38-59. Epub 2004 Jul 28. (PIs: S.T. Moore, B. Cohen) Note (#8) STS-90 (Neurolab) results
  9. Mori RL, Cotter LA, Arendt HE, Olsheski CJ, Yates BJ. Effects of bilateral vestibular nucleus lesions on cardiovascular regulation in conscious cats. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Feb;98(2):526-33. Epub 2004 Oct 08. (PI: R.L. Mori, Graduate Student Research Program)
  10. Lackner JR, Dizio P. Vestibular, proprioceptive, and haptic contributions to spatial orientation. Annu Rev Psychol. 2005;56:115-47. (PI: J.R. Lackner)
  11. Green LM, Bianski BM, Murray DK, Rightnar SS, Nelson GA. Characterization of accelerated iron-ion-induced damage in gap junction-competent and -incompetent thyroid follicular cells. Radiat Res. 2005 Feb;163(2):172-82. (PIs: L.M. Green and G.A. Nelson)
  12. Kern VD, Schwuchow JM, Reed DW, Nadeau JA, Lucas J, Skripnikov A, Sack FD. Gravitropic moss cells default to spiral growth on the clinostat and in microgravity during spaceflight. Planta. 2005 Jan 20; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: F.D. Sack) Note (#12) STS-87 and STS-107 results. Describes results of moss cultures retrieved from surviving STS-107 hardware.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Gisolf J, Immink RV, van Lieshout JJ, Stok WJ, Karemaker JM. Orthostatic blood pressure control before and after space flight, determined by time-domain baroreflex method. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Jan 13; [Epub ahead of print] Note A Soyuz mission results.
  2. Hubal MJ, Ingalls CP, Allen MR, Wenke JC, Hogan HA, Bloomfield SA. Effects of eccentric exercise training on cortical bone and muscle strength in the estrogen deficient mouse. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Jan 13; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Boxio R, Dournon C, Frippiat JP. Effects of a long-term space flight on immunoglobulin heavy chains of the urodele amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. J Appl Physiol. 2004 Nov 5; [Epub ahead of print] Note C Mir results.
  4. Degan P, Sancandi M, Zunino A, Ottaggio L, Viaggi S, Cesarone F, Pippia P, Galleri G, Abbondandolo A. Exposure of human lymphocytes and lymphoblastoid cells to simulated microgravity strongly affects energy metabolism and DNA repair. J Cell Biochem. 2005 Feb 15;94(3):460-9.
  5. Benoit M, Klaus D. Can genetically modified Escherichia coli with neutral buoyancy induced by gas vesicles be used as an alternative method to clinorotation for microgravity studies? Microbiology. 2005 Jan;151(Pt 1):69-74.
  6. Jakel O. Radiation hazard during a manned mission to Mars. Z Med Phys. 2004;14(4):267-72.
  7. McCarthy ID. Fluid shifts due to microgravity and their effects on bone: a review of current knowledge. Ann Biomed Eng. 2005 Jan;33(1):95-103. Note G Mir results.
  8. Crystal JD. Data archiving in animal experimentation: merits, challenges, and a case study. Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput. 2004 Nov;36(4):656-60. Note H Reports and discusses the use of data from the NASA Life Sciences Data Archive.
  9. Fong K. The next small step. BMJ. 2004 Dec 18;329(7480):1441-4. Review. Note I Brief review of the hazards to humans during a mission to Mars, suggesting artificial gravity as "the next small step."

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