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NASA Spaceline 16 December 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Dolle JP, Rezvan A, Allen FD, Lazarovici P, Lelkes PI. Nerve growth factor-induced migration of endothelial cells. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Dec;315(3):1220-7. Epub 2005 Aug 25. (HSR&T PI: P.I. Lelkes)
  2. Merks RM, Brodsky SV, Goligorksy MS, Newman SA, Glazier JA. Cell elongation is key to in silico replication of in vitro vasculogenesis and subsequent remodeling. Dev Biol. 2005 Nov 29; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.A. Glazier)
  3. Fong AY, Stornetta RL, Foley CM, Potts JT. Immunohistochemical localization of GAD67-expressing neurons and processes in the rat brainstem: Subregional distribution in the nucleus tractus solitarius. J Comp Neurol. 2005 Dec 12;493(2):274-90. (HSR&T PI: C.M. Foley)
  4. Sajdel-Sulkowska EM, Nguon K, Sulkowski ZL, Rosen GD, Baxter MG. Purkinje cell loss accompanies motor impairment in rats developing at altered gravity. Neuroreport. 2005 Dec 19;16(18):2037-2040. Note: Rats were exposed to hypergravity on the ARC 24-ft centrifuge.
  5. Barcellos-Hoff MH, Park C, Wright EG. Radiation and the microenvironment - tumorigenesis and therapy. Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Nov;5(11):867-75. (HSR&T PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  6. Hochstadt J, Nakano H, Lieberman P, Friedman J. The roles of sequencing and verbal working memory in sentence comprehension deficits in Parkinson's disease. Brain Lang. 2005 Dec 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P. Lieberman)
  7. Sun M, Graham JS, Hegedus B, Marga F, Zhang Y, Forgacs G, Grandbois M. Multiple membrane tethers probed by atomic force microscopy. Biophys J. 2005 Dec;89(6):4320-9. Epub 2005 Sep 23. (HSR&T PI: G. Forgacs)
  8. Nadella V, Shipp MJ, Muday GK, Wyatt SE. Evidence for altered polar and lateral auxin transport in the gravity persistent signal (gps) mutants of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Environ. 2005 Dec 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: G.K. Muday, NSCORT in Plant Gravitational Biology; S.E. Wyatt)
  9. Newcombe DA, Schuerger AC, Benardini JN, Dickinson D, Tanner R, Venkateswaran K. Survival of spacecraft-associated microorganisms under simulated Martian UV irradiation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Dec;71(12):8147-56. Note: Samples isolated from ISS were part of the study.
  10. Gao FG, Fay JM, Mathew G, Jeevarajan AS, Anderson MM. Optical sensor based on fluorescent quenching and pulsed blue LED excitation for long-term monitoring of dissolved oxygen in NASA space bioreactors. J Biomed Opt. 2005 Sep-Oct;10(5):54005.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Husted TL, Broderick TJ. NASA and the emergence of new surgical technologies. J Surg Res. 2005 Dec 1; [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
  2. Merrell G, Troiano N, Coady C, Kacena M. Effects of long-term fixation on histological quality of undecalcified murine bones embedded in methylmethacrylate. Biotech Histochem. 2005 May-Aug;80(3):139-46. Note: One purpose of the study was to improve long-term fixation and storage of samples in space.
  3. Kaptein RG, Van Gisbergen JA. Canal and otolith contributions to visual orientation constancy during sinusoidal roll rotation. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Nov 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Matei V, Pauley S, Kaing S, Rowitch D, Beisel KW, Morris K, Feng F, Jones K, Lee J, Fritzsch B. Smaller inner ear sensory epithelia in Neurog 1 null mice are related to earlier hair cell cycle exit. Dev Dyn. 2005 Nov;234(3):633-50. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Tian J, Zee DS, Walker MF. Eye-position dependence of torsional velocity during step-ramp pursuit and transient yaw rotation in humans. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Nov 24;:1-6 [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Tamaoki D, Karahara I, Schreiber L, Wakasugi T, Yamada K, Kamisaka S. Effects of hypergravity conditions on elongation growth and lignin formation in the inflorescence stem of Arabidopsis thaliana. J Plant Res. 2005 Nov 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Hakoda M, Hachisu T, Wakizaka Y, Mii S, Kitajima N. Development of a method to analyze single cell activity by using dielectrophoretic levitation. Biotechnol Prog. 2005 Dec 2;21(6):1748-1753.
  8. Abramov I, Moiseyev N, Stoklitsky A. Some problems of selection and evaluation of the Martian suit enclosure concept. Acta Astronaut. 2005 Dec;57(12):901-9.
  9. Pletser V, Paulis PE, Loosveldt E, Gering D, Body M, Schewijck R. A new ESA educational initiative: Euro Space Center class teachers in microgravity during parabolic flights. Acta Astronaut. 2005 Dec;57(12):910-9. Note: Paper describes the ESA parabolic flight program, including participation of teachers in one parabolic flight campaign.
  10. Andrianov BV, Reznik NL, Larina ON. [The prospects for studying the induced genetic instability under the spaceflight conditions] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):3-9. Russian.
  11. Poliakov VV, Noskov VB. [Metabolic investigations in the 438-day space flight] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):9-13. Russian. Note: Mir results.
  12. Fomina GA, Kotovskaia AR, Zhernavkov AF, Pochuev VI. [Relationship between the hemodynamic disorders in cosmonauts on short-term space flights and orthostatic stability] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):14-20. Russian.
  13. Krasnov IB, D'iachkova LN, Burtseva TD, Loginov VI, Chel'naia NA. [Intermittent exposure to hypergravity of rats deprived of support to the hind limbs. Analysis of the somatosensory cortex ultrastructure] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):27-32. Russian. Note: Hypergravity and hindlimb suspension were used.
  14. Nikolaev VP. [Growth dynamics and the largest size of gas bubbles emerging in body tissues due to decompression] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):32-8. Russian.
  15. Vorozhtsova SV, Rakov DV. [Cytogenetic changes in cells of mammals after irradiation by protons with an energy of 1000 MeV and gamma-rays 137CS] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):38-41. Russian.
  16. Agureev AN, Kalandarov S, Bogatova RI, Krivitsina ZA, Vasil'eva VF. [Development of a basic ration out of commercial foods for nutrition in ground-based simulation experiments] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 May-Jun;39(3):42-5. Russian. Note: Simulation included head-down bed rest during isolation and confinement.

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