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NASA Spaceline 19 August 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, August 19, 2005

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Papers of Interest

  1. Hilder TL, Baer LA, Fuller CA, Grindeland RE, Wade CE, Graves LM. Insulin-independent pathways mediating glucose uptake in hindlimb suspended skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.M. Graves) Note: Study used centrifuged rats as well as hindlimb unloaded rats.
  2. Paddon-Jones D, Wolfe RR, Ferrando AA. Amino acid supplementation for reversing bed rest and steroid myopathies. J Nutr. 2005 Jul;135(7):1809S-1812S. (HSR&T PI: R.R. Wolfe)
  3. Eckberg DL, Kuusela TA. Human vagal baroreflex sensitivity fluctuates widely and rhythmically at very low frequencies. J Physiol. 2005 Jul 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.L. Eckberg)
  4. Heldt T, Chang JL, Chen JJ, Verghese GC, Mark RG. Cycle-averaged dynamics of a periodically driven, closed-loop circulation model. Control Eng Pract. 2005 Sep;13(9):1163-71. (HSR&T PI: R.G. Mark)
  5. Haerich P, Nelson GA, Pecaut MJ. HZE radiation and dopaminergic modification of startle and prepulse inhibition in mice. Physiol Behav. 2005 Aug 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G.A. Nelson)
  6. Summers RL, Johnston SL, Marshburn TH, Williams DR. Emergencies in space. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Aug;46(2):177-84. Review.
  7. Hamilton DR, Murray JD, Kapoor D, Kirkpatrick AW. Cardiac health for astronauts: current selection standards and their limitations. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7):615-26.
  8. Gontcharov IB, Kovachevich IV, Pool SL, Navinkov OL, Barratt MR, Bogomolov VV, House N. In-flight medical incidents in the NASA-Mir program. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7):692-6.
  9. Fiedler ER. Operational processes and cognitive mapping. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7 Suppl):C4-6. Note: This paper was part of a special issue, "Cognitive Performance in Operational Environments." Many of the papers have a military focus.
  10. Benoit MR, Li W, Stodieck LS, Lam KS, Winther CL, Roane TM, Klaus DM. Microbial antibiotic production aboard the International Space Station. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005 Aug 10;:1-9 [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Hesse C, Siedler H, Luntz SP, Arendt BM, Goerlich R, Fricker R, Heer M, Haefeli WE. Modulation of endothelial and smooth muscle function by bed rest and hypoenergetic, low-fat nutrition. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Bull JL. Cardiovascular bubble dynamics. Crit Rev Biomed Eng. 2005;33(4):299-346.
  3. Lecoq B, Potrel-Burgot C, Granier P, Sabatier JP, Marcelli C. Comparison of bone loss induced in female rats by hindlimb unloading, ovariectomy, or both. Joint Bone Spine. 2005 Jul 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Morningstar MW, Pettibon BR, Schlappi H, Schlappi M, Ireland TV. Reflex control of the spine and posture: a review of the literature from a chiropractic perspective. Chiropr Osteopat. 2005 Aug 9;13(1):16 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper includes a discussion of "how the human vertebral column develops, functions, and adapts to Earth's gravity in an upright position." It includes a review of microgravity research. This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  5. Andreescu CE, De Ruiter MM, De Zeeuw CI, De Jeu MT. Otolith deprivation induces optokinetic compensation. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Pilmanis AA, Webb JT, Balldin UI. Partial pressure of nitrogen in breathing mixtures and risk of altitude decompression sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7):635-41.
  7. Flanagan MB, May JG, Dobie TG. Sex differences in tolerance to visually-induced motion sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7):642-6.
  8. Blatteau JE, Gempp E, Galland FM, Pontier JM, Sainty JM, Robinet C. Aerobic exercise 2 hours before a dive to 30 msw decreases bubble formation after decompression. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7):666-9.
  9. Russo MB, Vo A, Labutta R, Black I, Campbell W, Greene J, McGhee J, Redmond D. Human biovibrations: assessment of human life signs, motor activity, and cognitive performance using wrist-mounted actigraphy. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7 Suppl):C64-74.
  10. Rowland LM, Thomas ML, Thorne DR, Sing HC, Krichmar JL, Davis HQ, Balwinski SM, Peters RD, Kloeppel-Wagner E, Redmond DP, Alicandri E, Belenky G. Oculomotor responses during partial and total sleep deprivation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7 Suppl):C104-13.
  11. Sing HC, Kautz MA, Thorne DR, Hall SW, Redmond DP, Johnson DE, Warren K, Bailey J, Russo MB. High-frequency EEG as measure of cognitive function capacity: a preliminary report. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jul;76(7 Suppl):C114-35.
  12. Wang JW, Wang LJ, Mao YB, Cai WJ, Xue HW, Chen XY. Control of root cap formation by microRNA-targeted auxin response factors in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2005 Aug;17(8):2204-16. Epub 2005 Jul 8.
  13. Esmon CA, Pedmale UV, Liscum E. Plant tropisms: providing the power of movement to a sessile organism. Int J Dev Biol. 2005;49(5-6):665-74. Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  14. Tsukaya H. Leaf shape: genetic controls and environmental factors. Int J Dev Biol. 2005;49(5-6):547-555. Note: Includes brief discussion of leaf expansion and gravity. This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  15. Wang XL, Wang CY, Yu XJ, Zhao YS, Li J, Duan CM, Guo XM. [Scalable production of embryoid bodies with the rotary cell culture system.] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2005 Aug 25;57(4):486-492. Chinese.
  16. Martin Y, Vermette P. Bioreactors for tissue mass culture: design, characterization, and recent advances. Biomaterials. 2005 Jul 12; [Epub ahead of print]

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