Zupan LH, Merfeld DM.Human ocular torsion and perceived roll responses to linear acceleration.J Vestib Res. 2005;15(4):173-83.(HSR&T PI: D.M. Merfeld)
Wright WG, Dizio P, Lackner JR.Vertical linear self-motion perception during visual and inertial motion: More than weighted summation of sensory inputs.J Vestib Res. 2005;15(4):185-95.(HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
Mark S.Sex- and gender-based medicine: Venus, Mars, and beyond.Gend Med. 2005 Sep;2(3):131-6.
Rockman MV, Hahn MW, Soranzo N, Zimprich F, Goldstein DB, Wray GA.Ancient and recent positive selection transformed opioid cis-regulation in humans.PLoS Biol. 2005 Nov 15;3(12):e387 [Epub ahead of print](HSR&T PI: G.A. Wray)Note:
This paper was highlighted in the November 25 issue of Science (PubMed 16311304), where it was pointed out that this research provides some of the first evidence that changes in how genes are regulated, rather than in the proteins they code for, was important in human evolution. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
Other papers of interest:
Norsk P, Damgaard M, Petersen L, Gybel M, Pump B, Gabrielsen A, Christensen NJ.Vasorelaxation in space.Hypertension. 2005 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
Reports STS-107 and parabolic flight results. This paper suggests that gravity is a constant stressor of the cardiovascular system and that this concept may provide a way to investigate how to alleviate gravitational stress in heart failure. The paper also suggests that it may be healthy for the cardiovascular system to fly in space.
Lantos P.Radiation doses potentially received on-board aeroplanes during recent solar particle events.Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005 Oct 13; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
From abstract: ?Because the doses received on-board aeroplanes are now monitored to fulfil legal requirements in some countries, including the European Community, the models to calculate doses received during solar events have left their purely academic status to become a part of operational systems as well.?
Discher DE, Janmey P, Wang YL.Tissue cells feel and respond to the stiffness of their substrate.Science. 2005 Nov 18;310(5751):1139-43. Review.Note:
This paper, co-authored by PI Yu-Li Wang, was part of a special section on ?Materials and Biology? in this issue of Science.
Kim JB.Three-dimensional tissue culture models in cancer biology.Semin Cancer Biol. 2005 Oct;15(5):365-77.Note:
This paper describes the rotary cell culture system as one of the 3-D cell culture methods useful in cancer biology. From p. 372: ?The NASA developed rotary cell culture system (RCCS) introduces a revolutionary new concept in tissue engineering.?
Kennedy D.NASA: back to eating seed corn.Science. 2005 Nov 25;310(5752):1245. Editorial.