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NASA Spaceline 27 January 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2006

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  1. Rahman MA, Gedevanishvili A, Birnbaum Y, Sarmiento L, Sattam W, Kulecz WB, Schlegel TT. High-frequency QRS electrocardiogram predicts perfusion defects during myocardial perfusion imaging. J Electrocardiol. 2006 Jan;39(1):73-81. Epub 2005 Nov 28. (HSR&T PI: T.T. Schlegel)
  2. Lee HD, Finni T, Hodgson JA, Lai AM, Edgerton VR, Sinha S. Soleus aponeurosis strain distribution following chronic unloading in humans-an in vivo MR phase-contrast study. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jan 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Sinha)
  3. Ko M, Lao XY, Kapadia R, Elmore E, Redpath JL. Neoplastic transformation in vitro by low doses of ionizing radiation: Role of adaptive response and bystander effects. Mutat Res. 2006 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.L. Redpath) Note: This journal contains a number of January epubs on the topics of the bystander effect and genomic instability. The papers may appear together in a print issue to follow. They can be viewed by typing in ?mutat res? in the PubMed entry box and scrolling to find them.
  4. Barcellos-Hoff MH, Costes SV. A systems biology approach to multicellular and multi-generational radiation responses. Mutat Res. 2006 Jan 14; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
  5. Yoshikawa T, Yamazaki S, Menaker M. Effects of preparation time on phase of cultured tissues reveal complexity of circadian organization. J Biol Rhythms. 2005 Dec;20(6):500-12. (HSR&T PI: M. Menaker)
  6. Kiss JZ. Up, down, and all around: How plants sense and respond to environmental stimuli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 24;103(4):829-30. Epub 2006 Jan 17. (HSR&T PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: This is a commentary on evidence linking circumnutation and gravitropism, including a recent paper and an earlier space flight paper (PMIDs 16339910 11537478) reporting results on this topic.
  7. Wilson JW, Nickerson CA. A new experimental approach for studying bacterial genomic island evolution identifies island genes with bacterial host-specific expression patterns. BMC Evol Biol. 2006 Jan 5;6(1):2 [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.A. Nickerson) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Kumar R, Dutt K. Enhanced neurotrophin synthesis and molecular differentiation in non-transformed human retinal progenitor cells cultured in a rotating bioreactor. Tissue Eng. 2006 Jan 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Guo H, Tierney N, Schaller F, Raven PB, Smith SA, Shi X. Cerebral autoregulation is preserved during orthostatic stress superimposed with systemic hypotension. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jan 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Tabara Y, Tachibana-Iimori R, Yamamoto M, Abe M, Kondo I, Miki T, Kohara K. Hypotension associated with prone body position: a possible overlooked postural hypotension. Hypertens Res. 2005 Sep;28(9):741-6.
  3. Ohshima H. [Bone loss and bone metabolism in astronauts during long-duration space flight.] Clin Calcium. 2006 Jan;16(1):81-5. Japanese.
  4. Bankier AA, Storey P, Mai VM, Edelman RR, Chen Q. Gravity-dependent signal gradients on MR images of the lung in supine and prone positions: A comparison with isogravitational signal variability. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Feb;23(2):115-22. Epub 2006 Jan 6.
  5. Froese AB. Gravity, the belly, and the diaphragm: you can't ignore physics. Anesthesiology. 2006 Jan;104(1):193-6. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Cheung B, Hofer K. Desensitization to strong vestibular stimuli improves tolerance to simulated aircraft motion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Dec;76(12):1099-104.
  7. Carter D, Pokroy R, Grossman A, Azaria B, Goldstein L. Head-up tilt test for recurrent syncope in pilots. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Dec;76(12):1167-9.
  8. Meng H, Angelaki DE. Neural correlates of the dependence of compensatory eye movements during translation on target distance and eccentricity. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Jan 11; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Forest L, Padilla F, Martinez S, Demongeot J, San Martin J. Modelling of auxin transport affected by gravity and differential radial growth. J Theor Biol. 2006 Jan 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Haswell ES, Meyerowitz EM. MscS-like proteins control plastid size and shape in Arabidopsis thaliana. Curr Biol. 2006 Jan 10;16(1):1-11.
  11. Mondrinos MJ, Koutzaki S, Jiwanmall E, Li M, Dechadarevian JP, Lelkes PI, Finck CM. Engineering three-dimensional pulmonary tissue constructs. Tissue Eng. 2005 Dec 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Some of the experiments reported in this paper used rotating wall vessel bioreactors. This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  12. Two cultures. Science. 2006 Jan 20;311(5759):333. Note: How will an ex-astronaut do on Survivor? (Begins February 2 on CBS).

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