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NASA Spaceline 16 September 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2005

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  1. Buckey JC Jr. Space physiology. New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. (HSR&T PI: J.C. Buckey) Note: This book, due to be published in January 2006, encompasses the entire field of space physiology.
  2. Matuszczak Y, Farid M, Jones J, Lansdowne S, Smith MA, Taylor AA, Reid MB. Effects of N-acetylcysteine on glutathione oxidation and fatigue during handgrip exercise. Muscle Nerve. 2005 Jul 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.B. Reid)
  3. Green AM, Shaikh AG, Angelaki DE. Sensory vestibular contributions to constructing internal models of self-motion. J Neural Eng. 2005 Sep;2(3):S164-79. Epub 2005 Aug 31. (HSR&T PI: D.E. Angelaki) Note: This paper, the following paper, and the Zago and Lacquaniti paper in the Other section are part of a special issue of this journal on ?Sensory integration, state estimation, and motor control in the brain: role of internal models.? Daniel Merfeld was co-Guest Editor and co-author of an editorial describing this special issue and this topic.
  4. Zupan LH, Merfeld DM. An internal model of head kinematics predicts the influence of head orientation on reflexive eye movements. J Neural Eng. 2005 Sep;2(3):S180-97. Epub 2005 Aug 31. (HSR&T PIs: L.H. Zupan, D.M. Merfeld)
  5. Fuchs AF, Ling L, Phillips JO. Behavior of the Position-Vestibular-Pause (PVP) interneurons of the vestibulo-ocular reflex during head-free gaze shifts in the monkey. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug 24; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.O. Phillips)
  6. Zhang Y, Lim CU, Williams ES, Zhou J, Zhang Q, Fox MH, Bailey SM, Liber HL. NBS1 knockdown by small interfering RNA increases ionizing radiation mutagenesis and telomere association in human cells. Cancer Res. 2005 Jul 1;65(13):5544-53. (HSR&T PI: S.M. Bailey)
  7. Ozerdem U, Hargens AR. A simple method for measuring interstitial fluid pressure in cancer tissues. Microvasc Res. 2005 Aug 30; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Hargens)
  8. Brainard GC, Hanifin JP. Photons, clocks, and consciousness. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Aug;20(4):314-25. (HSR&T PI: G.C. Brainard)
  9. Folta KM, Koss LL, McMorrow R, Kim HH, Kenitz JD, Wheeler R, Sager JC. Design and fabrication of adjustable red-green-blue LED light arrays for plant research. BMC Plant Biol. 2005 Aug 23;5:17. (HSR&T PI: R. Wheeler) Note: This paper can be obtained online at no charge.
  10. Michna S, Wu W, Lewis JA. Concentrated hydroxyapatite inks for direct-write assembly of 3-D periodic scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2005 Oct;26(28):5632-9. Epub 2005 Apr 21. (HSR&T PI: J.A. Lewis)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Petersson J, Rohdin M, Sanchez-Crespo A, Nyren S, Jacobsson H, Larsson SA, Lindahl SG, Linnarsson D, Glenny RW, Mure M. Paradoxical redistribution of pulmonary blood flow in prone and supine humans exposed to hypergravity. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Zahariev A, Bergouignan A, Caloin M, Normand S, Gauquelin-Koch G, Gharib C, Blanc S. Skinfold thickness versus isotope dilution for body fat assessment during simulated microgravity: results from three bed-rest campaigns in men and women with and without countermeasures. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Sep 6;:1-7 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Cui J, Durand S, Levine BD, Crandall CG. Effect of skin surface cooling on central venous pressure during an orthostatic challenge. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Jul 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Yung PS, Lai YM, Tung PY, Tsui HT, Wong CK, Hung VW, Qin L. Effects of weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises on bone properties using calcaneal quantitative ultrasound. Br J Sports Med. 2005 Aug;39(8):547-51.
  5. Choi I, Lee K, Kim M, Lee M, Park K. Differential activation of stress-responsive signalling proteins associated with altered loading in a rat skeletal muscle. J Cell Biochem. 2005 Sep 7; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hindlimb unloading used.
  6. Motz BA, Alberts JR. The validity and utility of geotaxis in young rodents. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2005 Jul-Aug;27(4):529-33. Review.
  7. Zago M, Lacquaniti F. Visual perception and interception of falling objects: a review of evidence for an internal model of gravity. J Neural Eng. 2005 Sep;2(3):S198-208. Epub 2005 Aug 31. Review. Note: This and the next paper draw upon the Neurolab ball-catching experiment.
  8. Senot P, Zago M, Lacquaniti F, McIntyre J. Anticipating the effects of gravity when intercepting moving objects: differentiating up and down with non-visual cues. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Aug 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Calaf GM, Roy D, Hei TK. Immunochemical analysis of protein expression in breast epithelial cells transformed by estrogens and high linear energy transfer (LET) radiation. Histochem Cell Biol. 2005 Aug 9;:1-14 [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Horne RB, Thorne RM, Shprits YY, Meredith NP, Glauert SA, Smith AJ, Kanekal SG, Baker DN, Engebretson MJ, Posch JL, Spasojevic M, Inan US, Pickett JS, Decreau PM. Wave acceleration of electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts. Nature. 2005 Sep 8;437(7056):227-30. Note: This paper proposes that charged particle acceleration in the Van Allen belts is due to very low frequency radio waves rather than the long established theory of acceleration by radial diffusion. This idea may have implications for astronaut health; see this press release for more information.
  11. McGuckin CP, Forraz N, Baradez MO, Navran S, Zhao J, Urban R, Tilton R, Denner L. Production of stem cells with embryonic characteristics from human umbilical cord blood. Cell Prolif. 2005 Aug;38(4):245-55. Note: This paper, featured in news releases several weeks ago, used a rotating microbioreactor to culture the cells. The paper states: ?This NASA-derived ground-breaking technology has enabled CBEs [cord-blood-derived embryonic-like stem cells] to be grown in this 3-dimensional microgravity-simulating environment, optimizing nutrition and gas exchange, endogenous extracellular matrix production and cellular aggregation, for 360 degree tissue bioengineering.?

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