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NASA Spaceline 2 September 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 2, 2005

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  1. Prisk GK, Fine JM, Cooper TK, West JB. Pulmonary gas exchange is not impaired 24-hours following extra-vehicular activity. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug 25; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: G.K. Prisk, J.B. West) Note: ISS results.
  2. Webb JT, Beckstrand DP, Pilmanis AA, Balldin UI. Decompression sickness during simulated extravehicular activity: ambulation vs. non-ambulation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Aug;76(8):778-81. (HSR&T PI: A.A. Pilmanis)
  3. Peters BT, Bloomberg JJ. Dynamic visual acuity using "far" and "near" targets. Acta Otolaryngol. 2005 Apr;125(4):353-7. (HSR&T PI: J.J. Bloomberg)
  4. Mulavara AP, Richards JT, Ruttley T, Marshburn A, Nomura Y, Bloomberg JJ. Exposure to a rotating virtual environment during treadmill locomotion causes adaptation in heading direction. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Jul 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.J. Bloomberg)
  5. Monk TH. Aging human circadian rhythms: conventional wisdom may not always be right. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Aug;20(4):366-74. (HSR&T PI: T.H. Monk)
  6. Ingber DE. Mechanical control of tissue growth: Function follows form. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 16;102(33):11571-2. Epub 2005 Aug 9. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Ingber) Note: This short paper comments on another paper in this issue of PNAS.
  7. Perera IY, Davis AJ, Galanopoulou D, Im YJ, Boss WF. Characterization and comparative analysis of Arabidopsis phosphatidylinositol phosphate 5-kinase 10 reveals differences in Arabidopsis and human phosphatidylinositol phosphate kinases. FEBS Lett. 2005 Jun 20;579(16):3427-32. (HSR&T PI: I.Y. Perera)
  8. Yoon Y, Lueptow RM. Removal of organic contaminants by RO and NF membranes. J Memb Sci. 2005 Sep 15:261(1-2):76-86. (HSR&T PI: R.M. Lueptow)
  9. Ahsan T, Harwood F, McGowan KB, Amiel D, Sah RL. Kinetics of collagen crosslinking in adult bovine articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2005 Aug;13(8):709-15. (HSR&T PI: R.L. Sah)
  10. Chia SH, Homicz MR, Schumacher BL, Thonar EJ, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Characterization of human nasal septal chondrocytes cultured in alginate. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 May;200(5):691-704. (HSR&T PI: R.L. Sah)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Taylor PW, Sommer AP. Towards rational treatment of bacterial infections during extended space travel. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2005 Aug 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Cormery B, Beaumont E, Csukly K, Gardiner P. Hindlimb unweighting for two weeks alters physiological properties of rat hindlimb motoneurones. J Physiol. 2005 Aug 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Calderon AJ, Fowlkes JB, Bull JL. Bubble splitting in bifurcating tubes: a model study of cardiovascular gas emboli transport. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug;99(2):479-87. Epub 2005 Mar 24. Note: From text of paper: "The work presented here elucidates the relative effects of flow and gravity on bubble splitting in a single bifurcation."
  4. Mounier Y, Montel V, Picquet F, Stevens L, Bastide B, Falempin M. Dual effect of deafferentation on contractile characteristics and sarcoplasmic reticulum properties in rat soleus fibers. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Aug;99(2):542-8. Epub 2005 Mar 24.
  5. Jee WS, Tian XY. he benefit of combining non-mechanical agents with mechanical loading: a perspective based on the Utah Paradigm of Skeletal Physiology. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2005 Jun;5(2):110-8.
  6. O'brien FJ, Hardiman DA, Hazenberg JG, Mercy MV, Mohsin S, Taylor D, Lee TC. The behaviour of microcracks in compact bone. Eur J Morphol. 2005 Feb-Apr;42(1-2):71-9. Note: One of the studies reported in this paper utilized hindlimb unloading.
  7. Galli C, Guizzardi S, Passeri G, Macaluso GM, Scandroglio R. Life on the wire: on tensegrity and force balance in cells. Acta Biomed Ateneo Parmense. 2005 Apr;76(1):5-12.
  8. Tribukait A, Eiken O. Perception of the head transversal plane and the subjective horizontal during gondola centrifugation. Percept Psychophys. 2005 Apr;67(3):369-82.
  9. Sekerkova G, Ilijic E, Mugnaini E, Baker JF. Otolith organ or semicircular canal stimulation induces c-fos expression in unipolar brush cells and granule cells of cat and squirrel monkey. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Jul;164(3):286-300. Epub 2005 Jun 7.
  10. Aw ST, Todd MJ, Aw GE, McGarvie LA, Halmagyi GM. Benign positional nystagmus: a study of its three-dimensional spatio-temporal characteristics. Neurology. 2005 Jun 14;64(11):1897-905.
  11. Jung CK, Chung S, Lee YY, Hwang SH, Kang CS, Lee KY. Monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells increases with hind-limb unloading in rats. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Aug;76(8):720-5.
  12. Sagawa S, Yamauchi K, Tsutsui Y, Endo Y, Shiraki K. AVP response to LBNP is attenuated in a hyperbaric environment. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Aug;76(8):739-43.
  13. Gupta VK. Vasopressin: neurohumoral link between nausea and motion sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Aug;76(8):805; author reply 805-6. Note: This letter comments on a paper by Serrador, Schlegel, Black, and Wood published in the February issue of this journal. Serrador and Wood replied.
  14. Rayman R. Space life sciences budget crisis. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Aug;76(8):809.

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