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NASA Spaceline 23 December 2005 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005

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  1. Bigbee AJ, Grindeland RE, Roy RR, Zhong H, Gosselink KL, Arnaud S, Edgerton VR. Basal and evoked levels of bioassayable growth hormone are altered by hindlimb unloading. J Appl Physiol. 2005 Dec 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: V.R. Edgerton; A.J. Bigbee, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  2. Strangman G, Thompson JH, Strauss MM, Marshburn TH, Sutton JP. Functional brain imaging of a complex navigation task following one night of total sleep deprivation: a preliminary study. J Sleep Res. 2005 Dec;14(4):369-75. (HSR&T PI: J.P. Sutton)
  3. Dai M, Raphan T, Cohen B. Effects of baclofen on the angular vestibulo-ocular reflex. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Dec 8;:1-10 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L. Young)
  4. Liston D, Krauzlis RJ. Shared decision signal explains performance and timing of pursuit and saccadic eye movements. J Vis. 2005 Oct 10;5(9):678-89. (HSR&T PI: R.J. Krauzlis) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Watson AB, Ahumada AJ Jr. A standard model for foveal detection of spatial contrast. J Vis. 2005 Oct 26;5(9):717-40. (HSR&T PI: A.B. Watson) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Fritzsch B, Gregory D, Rosa-Molinar E. The development of the hindbrain afferent projections in the axolotl: Evidence for timing as a specific mechanism of afferent fiber sorting. Zoology (Jena). 2005;108(4):297-306. Epub 2005 Oct 18. (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  7. Morin LP, Allen CN. The circadian visual system, 2005. Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 2005 Dec 3; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.P. Morin) Note: Extensive review of this topic.
  8. Neagu A, Jakab K, Jamison R, Forgacs G. Role of physical mechanisms in biological self-organization. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Oct 21;95(17):178104. (HSR&T PI: G. Forgacs)
  9. Yang Y, Landry MR, Soyemi OO, Shear MA, Anunciacion DS, Soller BR. Simultaneous correction of the influence of skin color and fat on tissue spectroscopy by use of a two-distance fiber-optic probe and orthogonalization technique. Opt Lett. 2005 Sep 1;30(17):2269-71. (HSR&T PI: B.R. Soller)
  10. Culbertson CT, Tugnawat Y, Meyer AR, Roman GT, Ramsey JM, Gonda SR. Microchip separations in reduced-gravity and hypergravity environments. Anal Chem. 2005 Dec 15;77(24):7933-40. (HSR&T PI: J.M. Ramsey) Note: Parabolic flight results.
  11. Lang T, Leblanc A. Spaceflight, weightlessness, and bone loss-what are we measuring? J Bone Miner Res. 2005 Dec;20(12):2273. Epub 2005 Aug 29. No abstract available. Note: This is T. Lang?s and A. Leblanc?s response to a letter from H. Bolotin (PMID 16294280) questioning the methodology and conclusions of their 2004 ISS bone loss paper (PMID 15125798).

Other papers of interest:

  1. De-Doncker L, Kasri M, Picquet F, Falempin M. Physiologically adaptive changes of the L5 afferent neurogram and of the rat soleus EMG activity during 14 days of hindlimb unloading and recovery. J Exp Biol. 2005 Dec 15;208(Pt 24):4585-92. Note: The hindlimb unloading rat model is referred to as ?Morey?s model? in the abstract of this paper.
  2. Brown M, Taylor J. Prehabilitation and rehabilitation for attenuating hindlimb unweighting effects on skeletal muscle and gait in adult and old rats. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Dec;86(12):2261-9.
  3. Hornberger TA, Chien S. Mechanical stimuli and nutrients regulate rapamycin-sensitive signaling through distinct mechanisms in skeletal muscle. J Cell Biochem. 2005 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Wells PB, Thomsen S, Jones MA, Baek S, Humphrey JD. Histological evidence for the role of mechanical stress in modulating thermal denaturation of collagen. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2005 Dec;4(4):201-10. Epub 2005 Nov 1.
  5. Harvey KB, Drummer TD, Donahue SW. The tensile strength of black bear (Ursus americanus) cortical bone is not compromised with aging despite annual periods of hibernation. J Biomech. 2005 Nov;38(11):2143-50.
  6. Felsenfeld DP. Regulation of complexes by cytoskeletal elements: integrins serve as force transducers linking mechanical stimuli and biochemical signals. Sci STKE. 2005 Dec 6;2005(313):tr27. Note: A Teaching Resource.
  7. Yen Pik Sang F, Billar J, Gresty MA, Golding JF. Effect of a novel motion desensitization training regime and controlled breathing on habituation to motion sickness. Percept Mot Skills. 2005 Aug;101(1):244-56.
  8. Angelaki DE, Hess BJ. Self-motion-induced eye movements: effects on visual acuity and navigation. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2005 Dec;6(12):966-76.
  9. Maruta J, Macdougall HG, Simpson JI, Raphan T, Cohen B. Eye velocity asymmetry, ocular orientation, and convergence induced by angular rotation in the rabbit. Vision Res. 2005 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Girard B, Berthoz A. From brainstem to cortex: Computational models of saccade generation circuitry. Prog Neurobiol. 2005 Nov;77(4):215-251.
  11. Zawadzka-Bartczak E, Kopka L. Tilt-table testing as a predictor of + GZ tolerance. Indian J Med Sci. 2005 Nov;59(11):471-9. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Scholz MN, Bobbert MF, Knoek van Soest AJ. Scaling and jumping: Gravity loses grip on small jumpers. J Theor Biol. 2005 Dec 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Wassersug RJ, Roberts L, Gimian J, Hughes E, Saunders R, Devison D, Woodbury J, O'Reilly JC. The behavioral responses of amphibians and reptiles to microgravity on parabolic flights. Zoology (Jena). 2005;108(2):107-20. Epub 2005 Apr 15. Note: Parabolic flight results. The paper, which can currently be obtained online without charge, has interesting pictures of the animals in microgravity.
  14. Kitazawa D, Hatakeda Y, Kamada M, Fujii N, Miyazawa Y, Hoshino A, Iida S, Fukaki H, Morita MT, Tasaka M, Suge H, Takahashi H. Shoot circumnutation and winding movements require gravisensing cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 20;102(51):18742-7. Epub 2005 Dec 9. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  15. Mano E, Horiguchi G, Tsukaya H. Gravitropism in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005 Dec 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Iino M. Toward understanding the ecological functions of tropisms: interactions among and effects of light on tropisms. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2005 Dec 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Schaefer RL, AIAA Life Sciences Technical Committee. Life sciences. Aerosp Am. 2005 Dec;43(12):80-1. Note: Review of the space life sciences in 2005.

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