Lee JS, Chang MI, Tseng Y, Wirtz D.Cdc42 mediates nucleus movement and MTOC polarization in Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts under mechanical shear stress.Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Feb;16(2):871-80. Epub 2004 Nov 17.(PIs: J.S. Lee, Graduate Student Research Program, and D. Wirtz)
Norikane JH, Prenger JJ, Rouzan-Wheeldon DT, Levine HG.
A comparison of soil moisture sensors for space flight applications.Appl Eng Agric. 2005 Mar;21(2):211-6.(PI: H.G. Levine)
Steinberg SL, Poritz D.
Measurement of hydraulic characteristics of porous media used to grow plants in microgravity.Soil Sci Soc Am J. 2005 Mar-Apr;69(2):301-10.(PI: S.L. Steinberg)
Sutter B, Hossner LR, Ming DW.
Dissolution kinetics of iron-, manganese-, and copper-containing synthetic hydroxyapatites.Soil Sci Soc Am J. 2005 Mar-Apr;69(2):362-70.(PI: D.W. Ming)
Other papers of interest:
Indovina I, Maffei V, Bosco G, Zago M, Macaluso E, Lacquaniti F.Representation of visual gravitational motion in the human vestibular cortex.Science. 2005 Apr 15;308(5720):416-9.Note A
This Science paper, which derives from the ball-catching experiment on Neurolab (A. Berthoz PI, F. Lacquaniti coI), demonstrates the location in the brain where the brain's built-in processing or "hard-wiring" uses an internal model of gravity to match visual tracking with motion of an object. This research was described in a short article in the April 18 Washington Post. The following two related papers also draw upon the Neurolab experiment.
Zago M, Lacquaniti F.The internal model of gravity for hand interception: parametric adaptation to zero-gravity visual targets on Earth.J Neurophysiol. 2005 Apr 7; [Epub ahead of print]
Zago M, Lacquaniti F.Cognitive, perceptual and action-oriented representations of falling objects.Neuropsychologia. 2005;43(2):178-88. Epub 2005 Jan 7. Review.
Hess BJ, Jaggi-Schwarz K, Misslisch H.Canal-otolith interactions after off-vertical axis rotations. II. Spatiotemporal properties of roll and pitch postrotatory vestibuloocular reflexes.J Neurophysiol. 2005 Mar;93(3):1633-46. Epub 2004 Nov 3.
Adeyemo B, Angelaki DE.Similar kinematic properties for ocular following and smooth pursuit eye movements.J Neurophysiol. 2005 Mar;93(3):1710-7. Epub 2004 Oct 20.
Leukaemia-Space Shuttle.Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Mar;5(3):157.Note P
This short article summarizes a recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, which investigated whether the particular cellular location of the nucleophosmin protein, which "shuttles" back and forth between the nucleus and cytoplasm, play a role in a form of leukemia. This cellular shuttling function led to the title of this article and an accompanying large picture of a space shuttle being launched. Also, this journal has interesting covers.