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NASA Spaceline 29 April 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2005

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  1. Smorawinski J, Mlynarczyk C, Ziemba AW, Mikulski T, Cybulski G, Grucza R, Nazar K, Kaciuba-Uscilko H, Greenleaf JE. Exercise training and 3-day head down bed rest deconditioning: exercise thermoregulation. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2005 Mar;56(1):101-10. (PI: J.E. Greenleaf) Note (#1) This paper may be retrieved online at the publisher's site, which is accessible via the PubMed link.
  2. Baker PW, Leff LG. Intraspecific differences in bacterial responses to modelled reduced gravity. J Appl Microbiol. 2005;98(5):1239-46. (PI: L.G. Leff) Note (#2) Bacterial isolates from ISS water supply served as experimental samples in ground experiments.
  3. Stolc V, Samanta MP, Tongprasit W, Sethi H, Liang S, Nelson DC, Hegeman A, Nelson C, Rancour D, Bednarek S, Ulrich EL, Zhao Q, Wrobel RL, Newman CS, Fox BG, Phillips GN Jr, Markley JL, Sussman MR. Identification of transcribed sequences in Arabidopsis thaliana by using high-resolution genome tiling arrays. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Mar 22;102(12):4453-8. Epub 2005 Mar 8. (PI: V. Stolc)
  4. Shin H, Shin HS, Guo Z, Blancaflor EB, Masson PH, Chen R. Complex regulation of Arabidopsis AGR1/PIN2-mediated root gravitropic response and basipetal auxin transport by cantharidin-sensitive protein phosphatases. Plant J. 2005 Apr;42(2):188-200. (PIs: E.B. Blancaflor and P.H. Masson)
  5. Living in space: scientific, medical and cultural implications. A selection of papers presented at the 14th IAA Humans in Space Symposium. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):711-1047. Note (#5) This issue contains 31 papers from the 14th IAA Humans in Space 2003 Symposium. 15 papers by PIs are listed in this section and 4 flight-related papers are listed in the "Other papers of interest" section. To view all 31 citations, click here or paste the following into the PubMed query box: acta astronaut [ta] 56[vi] 9-12[ip]
  6. MacLeish MY, Moreno NP, Thomson WA, Newman DJ, Gannon PJ, Smith RB, Denton JJ, James RK, Wilson C, Sognier M, Illman DL. Communicating bioastronautics research to students, families and the nation. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):773-82. (PIs: M.Y. MacLeish and W.A. Thomson, NSBRI Education & Public Outreach Program)
  7. Moreno NP, Roberts JK, Tharp BZ, Denk JP, Cutler PH, Thomson WA. Increasing student learning through space life sciences education. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):783-91. (PI: W.A. Thomson)
  8. Layne CS, Forth KE, Abercromby AF. Spatial factors and muscle spindle input influence the generation of neuromuscular responses to stimulation of the human foot. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):809-19. (PI: C.S. Layne)
  9. Kirkpatrick AW, Nicolaou S, Rowan K, Liu D, Cunningham J, Sargsyan AE, Hamilton D, Dulchavsky SA. Thoracic sonography for pneumothorax: the clinical evaluation of an operational space medicine spin-off. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):831-8. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note (#9) From abstract: "Applied thoracic US [ultrasound] is an example of a clinically useful space medicine spin-off that is improving health care on earth."
  10. Meliga P, Hecht H, Young LR, Mast FW. Artificial gravity--head movements during short-radius centrifugation: influence of cognitive effects. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):859-66. (PI: L.R. Young)
  11. Moore ST, Diedrich A, Biaggioni I, Kaufmann H, Raphan T, Cohen B. Artificial gravity: a possible countermeasure for post-flight orthostatic intolerance. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):867-76. (PIs: B. Cohen, D. Robertson, C.G. Blomqvist)
  12. Schmidt LL, Wood J, Lugg DJ. Gender differences in leader and follower perceptions of social support in Antarctica. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):923-31. (PI: J. Wood)
  13. Kanas N, Ritsher J. Leadership issues with multicultural crews on the international space station: lessons learned from Shuttle/Mir. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):932-6. (PI: N. Kanas) Note (#13) Shuttle/Mir program results.
  14. Hienz RD, Brady JV, Hursh SR, Ragusa LC, Rouse CO, Gasior ED. Distributed communication and psychosocial performance in simulated space dwelling groups. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):937-48. (PI: J.V. Brady)
  15. Stephens DL Jr, Townsend LW, Hoff JL. Interplanetary crew dose estimates for worst case solar particle events based on historical data for the Carrington flare of 1859. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):969-74. (PI: L.W. Townsend)
  16. Caldwell BS. Analysis and modeling of information flow and distributed expertise in space-related operations. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):996-1004. (PIs: B.S. Caldwell; C.A. Mitchell, Purdue NSCORT for Advanced Life Support)
  17. Fucci RL, Gardner J, Hanifin JP, Jasser S, Byrne B, Gerner E, Rollag M, Brainard GC. Toward optimizing lighting as a countermeasure to sleep and circadian disruption in space flight. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):1017-24. (PI: G.C. Brainard)
  18. Jenkin HL, Dyde RT, Zacher JE, Zikovitz DC, Jenkin MR, Allison RS, Howard IP, Harris LR. The relative role of visual and non-visual cues in determining the perceived direction of "up": experiments in parabolic flight. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):1025-32. (PI: C.M. Oman) Note (#18) Parabolic flight results.
  19. Jaekl P, Zikovitz DC, Jenkin MR, Jenkin HL, Zacher JE, Harris LR. Gravity and perceptual stability during translational head movement on earth and in microgravity. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):1033-40. (PI: C.M. Oman) Note (#19) Parabolic flight results.
  20. Buckey JC, Knaus DA, Alvarenga DL, Kenton MA, Magari PJ. Dual-frequency ultrasound for detecting and sizing bubbles. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):1041-7. (PI: J.C. Buckey)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Montmerle S, Linnarsson D. Cardiovascular effects of anti-G suit inflation at 1 and 2 G. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Fu Q, Witkowski S, Okazaki K, Levine BD. Effects of gender and hypovolemia on sympathetic neural responses to orthostatic stress. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Kitano A, Shoemaker KJ, Ichinose M, Wada H, Nishiyasu T. Comparison of cardiovascular responses between lower body negative pressure and head-up tilt. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Ilyin VK. Microbiological status of cosmonauts during orbital spaceflights on Salyut and Mir orbital stations. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):839-50. Note D Salyut and Mir results.
  5. Uri JJ, Nygren RW, Cardenas JA. Lessons learned from Mir--a payload perspective. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):877-82. Note E Mir results.
  6. Accomplishments in bioastronautics research aboard International Space Station. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):883-9. Note F Describes human life sciences investigations on ISS.
  7. Tagliabue M, Pedrocchi A, Baroni G, Pedotti A, Ferrigno G. Evaluation of theories of complex movement planning in different levels of gravity. Acta Astronaut. 2005 May-Jun;56(9-12):900-10. Note G Mir results.
  8. Risso A, Tell G, Vascotto C, Costessi A, Arena S, Scaloni A, Cosulich ME. Activation of human T lymphocytes under conditions similar to those that occur during exposure to microgravity: A proteomics study. Proteomics. 2005 Apr 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Scott WB. Artificial gravity. Aviat Week Space Technol. 2005 Apr 25;162(17):62-4. Note I The article describes the NASA/Wyle/University of Texas Medical Branch partnership and use of the Wyle Laboratories-built short-radius centrifuge to conduct physiological studies aimed at mitigating the effects of microgravity during long-duration space missions. The cover image shows the author preparing for a 17.3 rpm "spin" on the centrifuge. NASA issued a press release on this subject.
  10. Yang H, Asaad N, Held KD. Medium-mediated intercellular communication is involved in bystander responses of X-ray-irradiated normal human fibroblasts. Oncogene. 2005 Mar 17;24(12):2096-103.
  11. Nitta Y, Araki N, Nitta K, Harada T, Ishizaki F, Ando J. Effects of high linear energy transfer radiation on the cochlea of C3H/He mouse during postnatal developmental course. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2005 Mar;46(1):75-81.
  12. Guerraz M, Day BL. Expectation and the vestibular control of balance. J Cogn Neurosci. 2005 Mar;17(3):463-9.
  13. Proske U. What is the role of muscle receptors in proprioception? Muscle Nerve. 2005 Apr 7; [Epub ahead of print] Note M From abstract: "These data suggest that we derive a positional cue from the effort required to hold a limb against the force of gravity."
  14. Yang W, Lu Y, Kalajzic I, Guo D, Harris MA, Gluhak-Heinrich J, Kotha S, Bonewald LF, Feng JQ, Rowe DW, Turner CH, Robling AG, Harris SE. Dentin matrix protein 1 gene cis-regulation: Use In osteocytes to characterize local responses to mechanical loading in vitro and in vivo. J Biol Chem. 2005 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Kamisaka S, Hoson T. Mechanoreceptors rather than sedimentable amyloplasts perceive the gravity signal in hypergravity-induced inhibition of root growth in azuki bean. Funct Plant Biol, 2005 Feb;32(2):175-9.
  16. Miyamoto K, Hoshino T, Yamashita M, Ueda J. Automorphosis of etiolated pea seedlings in space is simulated by a three-dimensional clinostat and the application of inhibitors of auxin polar transport. Physiol Plant. 2005 Apr;123(4):467-74. Note P Clinostat results compared with STS-95 results.
  17. Lawler A. Space science. Balancing the right stuff. Science. 2005 Apr 22;308(5721):484-7. News. Note Q (from byline): "NASA's new leader comes aboard with a deceptively big budget for science. But size is no substitution for a healthy portfolio. Can Michael Griffin remake the agency's human space flight program without eviscerating research?"

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