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NASA Spaceline 10 June 2005 Current Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, June 10, 2005

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  1. Aviles H, Belay T, Vance M, Sonnenfeld G. Effects of space flight conditions on the function of the immune system and catecholamine production simulated in a rodent model of hindlimb unloading. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2005;12(3):173-81. (PI: G. Sonnenfeld)
  2. MacDougall HG, Moore ST. Marching to the beat of the same drummer: the spontaneous tempo of human locomotion. J Appl Physiol. 2005 May 12; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S.T. Moore; L. Young/H.G. MacDougall/NSBRI postdoctoral support) Note (#2) The authors discuss the possible relevance of this study to locomotor deficits in returning astronauts.
  3. D'Andrea SE, Perusek GP, Rajulu S, Perry J, Davis BL. Jumping in simulated and true microgravity: response to maximal efforts with three landing types. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 May;76(5):441-7. (PI: B.L. Davis) Note (#3) Parabolic flight results.
  4. Popovic ZB, Khot UN, Novaro GM, Casas F, Greenberg NL, Garcia MJ, Francis GS, Thomas JD. Effects of sodium nitroprusside in aortic stenosis associated with severe heart failure: pressure-volume loop analysis using a numerical model. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Jan;288(1):H416-23. Epub 2004 Sep 2. (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  5. Zeitzer JM, Khalsa SB, Boivin DB, Duffy JF, Shanahan TL, Kronauer RE, Czeisler CA. Temporal dynamics of late night photic stimulation of the human circadian timing system. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 May 12; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  6. Horowitz SS, Blanchard J, Morin LP. Medial vestibular connections with the hypocretin (orexin) system. J Comp Neurol. 2005 Jun 27;487(2):127-46. (PI: L.P. Morin)
  7. Morin LP, Blanchard JH. Descending projections of the hamster intergeniculate leaflet: relationship to the sleep/arousal and visuomotor systems. J Comp Neurol. 2005 Jun 27;487(2):204-16. (PI: L.P. Morin)
  8. Wang J, Pluth JM, Cooper PK, Cowan MJ, Chen DJ, Yannone SM. Artemis deficiency confers a DNA double-strand break repair defect and Artemis phosphorylation status is altered by DNA damage and cell cycle progression. DNA Repair (Amst). 2005 May 2;4(5):556-70. (PI: P.K. Cooper)
  9. Rithidech KN, Tungjai M, Whorton EB. Protective effect of apigenin on radiation-induced chromosomal damage in human lymphocytes. Mutat Res. 2005 May 7; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.N. Rithidech)
  10. Vives S, Loucas B, Vazquez M, Brenner DJ, Sachs RK, Hlatky L, Cornforth M, Arsuaga J. SCHIP: statistics for chromosome interphase positioning based on interchange data. Bioinformatics. 2005 May 19; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L. Hlatky)
  11. Huang S, Eichler G, Bar-Yam Y, Ingber DE. Cell fates as high-dimensional attractor states of a complex gene regulatory network. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Apr 1;94(12):128701. Epub 2005 Apr 1. (PI: D.E. Ingber)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Strauss S, Krog RL, Feiveson AH. Extravehicular mobility unit training and astronaut injuries. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 May;76(5):469-74.
  2. Shimamiya T, Terada N, Wakabayashi S, Mohri M. Mood change and immune status of human subjects in a 10-day confinement study. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 May;76(5):481-5.
  3. Evetts SN, Evetts LM, Russomano T, Castro JC, Ernsting J. Basic life support in microgravity: evaluation of a novel method during parabolic flight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 May;76(5):506-10.
  4. Broderick TJ, Privitera MB, Parazynski SE, Cuttino M. Simulated hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) in microgravity. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2005 Apr;15(2):145-8. Note D Parabolic flight results.
  5. Xie MJ, Zhang LF, Ma J. Functional alterations in cerebrovascular K+ and Ca2+ channels are comparable between simulated microgravity rat and SHR. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 May 13; [Epub ahead of print] Note E Hindlimb suspension used.
  6. Sakurai T, Fujita Y, Ohto E, Oguro A, Atomi Y. The decrease of the cytoskeleton tubulin follows the decrease of the associating molecular chaperone alphaB-crystallin in unloaded soleus muscle atrophy without stretch. FASEB J. 2005 May 13; [Epub ahead of print] Note F Hindlimb suspension used.
  7. Jinkins JR, Dworkin JS, Damadian RV. Upright, weight-bearing, dynamic-kinetic MRI of the spine: initial results. Eur Radiol. 2005 May 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Rowley KL, Mantilla CB, Sieck GC. Respiratory muscle plasticity. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2005 Apr 30; [Epub ahead of print] Note H Review includes comparing very active, non-weight-bearing respiratory muscles with weight-bearing limb muscles.
  9. Dharani NE. The role of vestibular system and the cerebellum in adapting to gravitoinertial, spatial orientation and postural challenges of REM sleep. Med Hypotheses. 2005;65(1):83-9.
  10. Mast FW, Merfeld DM, Kosslyn SM. Visual mental imagery during caloric vestibular stimulation. Neuropsychologia. 2005 May 13; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Prasad KN. Rationale for using multiple antioxidants in protecting humans against low doses of ionizing radiation. Br J Radiol. 2005 Jun;78(930):485-92. Review.
  12. Mayes TJ, Foley TT, Hamilton JA, Duncavage TC. Real-time visualization of cross-sectional data in three dimensions. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;111:321-4. Note L Describes research performed by NASA JSC Concept Exploration Laboratory investigators. From text: "The tool is presently being adapted to work with ultrasound at the request of NASA flight surgeons."

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