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NASA Spaceline 18 March 2005 Current Awareness

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

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  1. Walton KD, Benavides L, Singh N, Hatoum N. Longterm effects of microgravity on swimming in young rats. J Physiol. 2005 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.D. Walton) Note #1 STS-90 (Neurolab) results.
  2. Johnson RB, Tsao AK, St John KR, Betcher RA, Tucci MA, Benghuzzi HA. Effects of spaceflight on the attachment of tendons to bone in the hindlimb of the pregnant rat. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2005 Feb;282(2):147-56. (PI: R.B. Johnson) Note #2 STS-66 (NIH.R1) results.
  3. Li CY, Price C, Delisser K, Nasser P, Laudier D, Clement M, Jepsen KJ, Schaffler MB. Long-term disuse osteoporosis seems less sensitive to bisphosphonate treatment than other osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Jan;20(1):117-24. Epub 2004 Oct 18. (PI: M.B. Schaffler)
  4. Steinbach GC, Macias BR, Tanaka K, Yost WT, Hargens AR. Intracranial pressure dynamics assessed by noninvasive ultrasound during 30 days of bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Feb;76(2):85-90. (PI: A.R. Hargens)
  5. Serrador JM, Schlegel TT, Black FO, Wood SJ. Cerebral hypoperfusion precedes nausea during centrifugation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Feb;76(2):91-6. (PI: T.T. Schlegel)
  6. Beck G, Melton S, Dulchavsky SA. Critical care medicine in space. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Feb;76(2):163. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note #6 Brief article on recent parabolic flight validation experiments of technologies and techniques to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures using remote guidance. The authors suggest that these techniques will significantly increase critical medical capabilities in remote or undersupported environments, including use in mass casualty situations.
  7. Wilson TE, Zhang R, Levine BD, Crandall CG. Dynamic autoregulation of the cutaneous circulation: differential control in glabrous vs non-glabrous skin. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar 4; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.G. Crandall)
  8. Calton JL, Taube JS. Degradation of head direction cell activity during inverted locomotion. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 2;25(9):2420-8. (PI: C.M. Oman)
  9. Barger LK, Cade BE, Ayas NT, Cronin JW, Rosner B, Speizer FE, Czeisler CA; Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Group. Extended work shifts and the risk of motor vehicle crashes among interns. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jan 13;352(2):125-34. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  10. Surpin M, Rojas-Pierce M, Carter C, Hicks GR, Vasquez J, Raikhel NV. The power of chemical genomics to study the link between endomembrane system components and the gravitropic response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Mar 29;102(13):4902-7. (PI: N.V. Raikhel)
  11. Hu S, Chen J, Butler JP, Wang N. Prestress mediates force propagation into the nucleus. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Apr 8;329(2):423-8. (PI: N. Wang)
  12. Levine LH, Garland JL, Johnson JV. Simultaneous quantification of poly-dispersed anionic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactants in simulated wastewater samples using C18 high-performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole ion-trap mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2005 Jan 14;1062(2):217-25. (PIs: J.L. Garland and R.M. Wheeler)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Canu MH, Garnier C, Lepoutre FX, Falempin M. A 3D analysis of hindlimb motion during treadmill locomotion in rats after a 14-day episode of simulated microgravity. Behav Brain Res. 2005 Feb 28;157(2):309-21.
  2. Reeves ND, Maganaris CN, Ferretti G, Narici MV. Influence of 90-day simulated microgravity on human tendon mechanical properties and the effect of resistive countermeasures. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Feb 10; [Epub ahead of print] Note B Bed rest study.
  3. Eastlack RK, Hargens AR, Groppo ER, Steinbach GC, White KK, Pedowitz RA. Lower body positive-pressure exercise after knee surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Feb;(431):213-9.
  4. Klier EM, Angelaki DE, Hess BJ. The roles of gravitational cues and efference copy signals in the rotational updating of memory saccades. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Singh R, Carvalho T, Gerstner GE. Loading effects on rat craniomandibular morphology: a system for gravity studies. Acta Astronaut. 2005 Feb;56(3):357-66.
  6. Koike Y, Frey MA, Sahiar F, Dodge R, Mohler S. Effects of HZE particle on the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system in a future Mars mission. Acta Astronaut. 2005 Feb;56(3):367-78.
  7. Canova S, Fiorasi F, Mognato M, Grifalconi M, Reddi E, Russo A, Celotti L. "Modeled microgravity" affects cell response to ionizing radiation and increases genomic damage. Radiat Res. 2005 Feb;163(2):191-9. Note G Used Rotating Wall Vessel bioreactor.
  8. Kaur C, Singh J. Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in rats following high altitude exposure. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Feb;76(2):117-20.
  9. Sandor PM, McAnally KI, Pellieux L, Martin RL. Localization of virtual sound at 4 Gz. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Feb;76(2):103-7.
  10. Joo JH, Yoo HJ, Hwang I, Lee JS, Nam KH, Bae YS. Auxin-induced reactive oxygen species production requires the activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. FEBS Lett. 2005 Feb 14;579(5):1243-8. Epub 2005 Jan 24. Note J From abstract: "These results indicate that activation of PtdIns 3-kinase and its product PtdIns(3)P are required for auxin-induced production of ROS and root gravitropism."
  11. Hu X, Neill SJ, Tang Z, Cai W. Nitric oxide mediates gravitropic bending in soybean roots. Plant Physiol. 2005 Feb;137(2):663-70. Epub 2005 Jan 28.

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