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NASA Spaceline 4 November 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2005

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  1. Doerr DF, Ratliff DA, Sithole J, Convertino VA. Stroke volume during orthostatic challenge: comparison of two non-invasive methods. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):935-9. (HSR&T PI: V.A. Convertino)
  2. Chen C, Sytkowski AJ. Apoptosis-linked gene-2 connects the Raf-1 and ASK1 signalings. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 22;333(1):51-7. (HSR&T PI: A.J. Sytkowski)
  3. Zhou H, Ivanov VN, Gillespie J, Geard CR, Amundson SA, Brenner DJ, Yu Z, Lieberman HB, Hei TK. Mechanism of radiation-induced bystander effect: role of the cyclooxygenase-2 signaling pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Oct 11;102(41):14641-6. Epub 2005 Oct 3. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  4. Wang Y, Puscheck EE, Lewis JJ, Trostinskaia AB, Wang F, Rappolee DA. Increases in phosphorylation of SAPK/JNK and p38MAPK correlate negatively with mouse embryo development after culture in different media. Fertil Steril. 2005 Apr;83 Suppl 1:1144-54. (HSR&T PI: D.A. Rappolee)
  5. Panoskaltsis N, Mantalaris A, Wu JH. Engineering a mimicry of bone marrow tissue ex vivo. J Biosci Bioeng. 2005 Jul;100(1):28-35. (HSR&T PI: J.H. Wu) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Chui TC, Hahn I, Penanen K, Zhong F, Strayer D. Applied superconductivity and superfluidity for the exploration of the Moon and Mars. Adv Space Res. 2005;36(1):99-106. (HSR&T PI: ) Note: Paper describes instruments, related to low temperature physics research, that might be suitable for monitoring astronaut health.
  7. Valles JM Jr, Maris HJ, Seidel GM, Tang J, Yao W. Magnetic levitation-based Martian and Lunar gravity simulator. Adv Space Res. 2005;36(1):114-8. (HSR&T PI: J. Tang)
  8. Kim MH, Harris NR, Tarbell JM. Regulation of hydraulic conductivity in response to sustained changes in pressure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Aug 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.M. Tarbell)
  9. Kim MH, Harris NR, Tarbell JM. Regulation of capillary hydraulic conductivity in response to an acute change in shear. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Nov;289(5):H2126-35. Epub 2005 Jul 1. (HSR&T PI: J.M. Tarbell)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Groemer GE, Brimacombe J, Haas T, de Negueruela C, Soucek A, Thomsen M, Keller C. The feasibility of laryngoscope-guided tracheal intubation in microgravity during parabolic flight: a comparison of two techniques. Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov;101(5):1533-5. Note: Parabolic Intubation Figure 1 from this paper, illustrating one intubation technique tested during parabolic flight, is shown here. Figure legend: ?Laryngoscope-guided tracheal intubation with the manikin floating free with the head between the knees.?
  2. Mekjavic IB, Golja P, Tipton MJ, Eiken O. Human thermoregulatory function during exercise and immersion after 35 days of horizontal bed-rest and recovery. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2005 Jul 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Kudryashova E, Kudryashov D, Kramerova I, Spencer MJ. Trim32 is a ubiquitin ligase mutated in limb girdle muscular dystrophy Type 2H that binds to skeletal muscle myosin and ubiquitinates actin. J Mol Biol. 2005 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hindlimb unloading used.
  4. Thomsen JS, Morukov BV, Vico L, Alexandre C, Saparin PI, Gowin W. Cancellous bone structure of iliac crest biopsies following 370 days of head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):915-22.
  5. Akima H, Katayama K, Sato K, Ishida K, Masuda K, Takada H, Watanabe Y, Iwase S. Intensive cycle training with artificial gravity maintains muscle size during bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):923-9.
  6. Kergoat H, Lovasik JV. Seven-degree head-down tilt reduces choroidal pulsatile ocular blood flow. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):930-4.
  7. Tribukait A, Eiken O. Semicircular canal contribution to the perception of roll tilt during gondola centrifugation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):940-6.
  8. Makinen TM, Rintamaki H, Korpelainen JT, Kampman V, Paakkonen T, Oksa J, Palinkas LA, Leppaluoto J, Hassi J. Postural sway during single and repeated cold exposures. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):947-53.
  9. Golding JF, Kadzere P, Gresty MA. Motion sickness susceptibility fluctuates through the menstrual cycle. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):970-3.
  10. Rayman RB. Aerospace medicine: challenges and opportunities. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Oct;76(10):992-6. Note: Topics covered in this White Paper are Civil Aviation Medicine, Military Aviation, Space Medicine, and Miscellaneous Considerations.
  11. Belyakov OV, Mitchell SA, Parikh D, Randers-Pehrson G, Marino SA, Amundson SA, Geard CR, Brenner DJ. Biological effects in unirradiated human tissue induced by radiation damage up to 1 mm away. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Oct 4;102(40):14203-8. Epub 2005 Sep 14. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. The paper is listed on the cover of this issue of PNAS and is described in a commentary by WF Morgan and MB Sowa.
  12. Wang D, Liu W, Han B, Xu R. The bioreactor: a powerful tool for large-scale culture of animal cells. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2005 Oct;6(5):397-403. Note: From abstract: ?The RCCS, invented by NASA, is increasingly used in the area of tissue engineering for medical purposes.?
  13. Kotovskaia AR, Vil'-Vil'iams IF, Fomina GA. [Correlation of the cosmonauts' physiological reactions to +Gx loads during deorbit with the hemodynamic shifts in the period of short-term microgravity] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):9-15. Russian. Note: Mir results.
  14. Bukhtiiarov IV, Vorob'ev OA, Khomenko MN. [Spatial orientation of human on a background of +Gz loads and head movements] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):16-20. Russian.
  15. Es'kov KN. [Survey of the interpersonal attitudes using a computerized "homeostat" procedure] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):20-5. Russian.
  16. Modin AIu, Shashkov VS. [Phlebohemodynamics in the femoral vein and postcava during a voluntary quick single contraction of shin muscles in supine and standing humans] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):26-30. Russian.
  17. Kovachevich IV, Repenkova LG. [The cardiovascular function and etacizin pharmacokinetics during antiorthostatic hypokinesia] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):31-3. Russian.
  18. Krasnov IB, Gulevskaia TS, Morgunov VA, Loginov VI, Chel'naia NA. [Functioning of the brain vessels in rats after repeated simulation of some effects of microgravity (histological analysis)] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):34-7. Russian.
  19. Il'ina-Kakueva EI. [Dynamics of rat's soleus muscle recovery from the suspension-induced atrophy] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):38-41. Russian.
  20. Naidina VP, Vorob'eva VE, Repenkova LG. [Assessment of the effects of sodium oxybutyrate and normal pressure hyperoxia on human blood plasma and erythrocyte membrane lipids during antiorthostatic hypokinesia] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):42-5. Russian.
  21. Iarlykova IuV, Ivanova SM, Labetskaia OI. [Effects of UV-radiation on metabolism and structural-functional status of the rat's erythrocyte membranes] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):45-9. Russian.
  22. Nazarov NV, Doronina NV, Trotsenko IuA, Malykh EIu, Bitsadze NA. [Removal of harmful admixtures from a surrogate atmospheric condensate of a closed habitat with the help of a cultivated bacterial association] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;39(2):49-54. Russian.

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