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NASA Spaceline 25 March 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005

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  1. Deschenes MR, Wilson MH, Kraemer WJ. Neuromuscular adaptations to spaceflight are specific to postural muscles. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Apr;31(4):468-74. (PI: Biospecimen Sharing Program) Note (#1) STS-57 results, PSE-03 experiment.
  2. Cao P, Kimura S, Macias BR, Ueno T, Watenpaugh DE, Hargens AR. Exercise within lower body negative pressure partially counteracts lumbar spine deconditioning associated with 28 days bed rest. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.R. Hargens)
  3. Kumei Y, Morita S, Nakamura H, Katano H, Ohya K, Shimokawa H, Sams CF, Whitson PA. Osteoblast responsiveness to 1{alpha},25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 during spaceflight. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec;1030:121-4. (PIs: C.F. Sams and P.A. Whitson) Note (#3) STS-65 results.
  4. Carterson AJ, Honer zu Bentrup K, Ott CM, Clarke MS, Pierson DL, Vanderburg CR, Buchanan KL, Nickerson CA, Schurr MJ. A549 lung epithelial cells grown as three-dimensional aggregates: alternative tissue culture model for Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis. Infect Immun. 2005 Feb;73(2):1129-40. (PI: C.A. Nickerson)
  5. Kuang A, Popova A, McClure G, Musgrave ME. Dynamics of storage reserve deposition during Brassica rapa L. pollen and seed development in microgravity. Int J Plant Sci. 2005 Jan;166(1):85-96. (PI: M.E. Musgrave) Note (#5) Mir and STS-87 results. From abstract: "We hypothesize that microgravity limits mixing of the gaseous microenvironments inside the closed tissues and that the resulting gas composition surrounding the seeds and pollen retards their development."
  6. Kim HH, Wheeler RM, Sager JC, Yorio NC, Goins GD. Light-emitting diodes as an illumination source for plants: a review of research at Kennedy Space Center. Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):71-8. (PIs: R.M. Wheeler and G.D. Goins)
  7. Abdelwahed S, Wu J, Biswas G, Ramirez J, Manders EJ. Online fault adaptive control for efficient resource management in Advanced Life Support Systems. Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):105-15. (PI: G. Biswas)
  8. Norikane JH, Jones SB, Steinberg SL, Levine HG, Or D. Porous media matric potential and water content measurements during parabolic flight. Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):117-26. (PIs: S.L. Steinberg and H.G. Levine) Note (#8) Parabolic flight results.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Iwasaki KI, Shiozawa T, Kamiya A, Michikami D, Hirayanagi K, Yajima K, Iwase S, Mano T. Hypergravity exercise against bed rest induced changes in cardiac autonomic control. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Mar 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Basso N, Bellows CG, Heersche JN. Effect of simulated weightlessness on osteoprogenitor cell number and proliferation in young and adult rats. Bone. 2005 Jan;36(1):173-83. Epub 2004 Nov 23. Note B Simulated weightlessness with hindlimb unloading.
  3. Gaspare De Santo N, Cirillo M, Valenti G, Perna A, Anastasio P, Drummer C. Renal function in space: the link between osteoporosis, hypercalciuria, and aquaporins. J Ren Nutr. 2005 Jan;15(1):183-8. Review. Note C Conclusion of paper: "Previous findings may be relevant in the future to help ageing people undergoing demineralization and osteoporosis. The data also exclude a specific risk of kidney stones during spaceflight and open a window on the usability on Earth of tests specifically designed for space. This is mentioned to convey that 'Life in Space for Life on Earth' is more than a message by space-related investigators seeking support."
  4. Kirkpatrick AW, Campbell MR, Jones JA, Broderick TJ, Ball CG, McBeth PB, McSwain NE, Hamilton DR, Holcomb JB. Extraterrestrial hemorrhage control: terrestrial developments in technique, technology, and philosophy with applicability to traumatic hemorrhage control in long-duration spaceflight. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jan;200(1):64-76. Review.
  5. Yakushin SB, Xiang Y, Raphan T, Cohen B. Spatial distribution of gravity dependent gain changes in the vestibulo-ocular reflex. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Konstantinov SM, Mindova MM, Gospodinov PT, Genova PI. Three-dimensional bioreactor cultures: a useful dynamic model for the study of cellular interactions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec;1030:103-15.
  7. Kumei Y, Morita S, Nakamura H, Akiyama H, Katano H, Shimokawa H, Ohya K. Platelet-activating factor receptor signals in rat osteoblasts during spaceflight. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec;1030:116-20. Note G STS-65 results.
  8. Morita S, Nakamura H, Kumei Y, Shimokawa H, Ohya K, Shinomiya K. Hypergravity stimulates osteoblast phenotype expression: a therapeutic hint for disuse bone atrophy. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Dec;1030:158-61.
  9. Paglia DE, Walford RL. Atypical hematological response to combined calorie restriction and chronic hypoxia in Biosphere 2 crew: a possible link to latent features of hibernation capacity. Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):79-85.
  10. Masuda T, Arai R, Komatsubara O, Tako Y, Harashima E, Nitta K. Development of a 1-week cycle menu for an Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) utilizing practical biomass production data from the Closed Ecology Experiment Facilities (CEEF). Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):87-97.
  11. Gouma PI. Nanostructured oxide-based selective gas sensor arrays for chemical monitoring and medical diagnostics in isolated environments. Habitation (Elmsford). 2005;10(2):99-104.

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