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NASA Spaceline 31 March 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006

PubMed's abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.

  1. Zwart SR, Smith SM. The impact of space flight on the human skeletal system and potential nutritional countermeasures. Int SportMed J. 2005;6(4):199-214. (HSR&T PI: S.M. Smith)
  2. Batdorf BH, Feiveson AH, Schlegel TT. The effect of signal averaging on the reproducibility and reliability of measures of T-wave morphology. J Electrocardiol. 2006 Mar 8; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: T.T. Schlegel)
  3. Owen NR, Bailey MR, Hossack J, Crum LA. A method to synchronize high-intensity, focused ultrasound with an arbitrary ultrasound imager. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2006 Mar;53(3):645-50. (HSR&T PI: L.A. Crum)
  4. Dobie RA, Black FO, Pezsnecker SC, Stallings VL. Hearing loss in patients with vestibulotoxic reactions to gentamicin therapy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Mar;132(3):253-7. (HSR&T PI: F.O. Black)
  5. Leatherbarrow EL, Harper JV, Cucinotta FA, O'Neill P. Induction and quantification of gamma-H2AX foci following low and high LET-irradiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Feb;82(2):111-8. (HSR&T PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
  6. Thierry-Palmer M, Cephas S, Pasquali M, Schwarz EL, Sayavongsa P, Umeakunna K, Lapu-Bula R, Ofili E. The Vitamin D endocrine system of African-American men during head-down tilt bed rest. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):1-9.
  7. Bayorh MA, Ambe L, Walton M, Ganafa A, Thierry-Palmer M, Emmett N, Eatman D. Hindlimb unloading is associated with increased nitric oxide and decreased norepinephrine levels. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):23-32. (HSR&T PI: M.A. Bayorh)
  8. Brown M, Foley AM, Hasser EM, Foley CM. A successful alternative to the traditional hindlimb suspension method in the rat. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):43-50. (HSR&T PI: C.M. Foley) Note: The method proposed is a tail-ring method of hindlimb suspension. Surgical steel wire threaded through intervertebral disc spaces in the tail is fashioned into a loop from which an animal is suspended.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Roffino S, Carnino A, Chopard A, Mutin M, Marini JF. Structural remodeling of unweighted soleus myotendinous junction in monkey. C R Biol. 2006 Mar;329(3):172-9. Epub 2006 Feb 28. Note: Includes Bion 11 results.
  2. Clement G. The maintenance of physiological function in humans during spaceflight. Int SportMed J. 2005;6(4):185-98.
  3. Migliaccio AA, Schubert MC, Clendaniel RA, Carey JP, Della Santina CC, Minor LB, Zee DS. Axis of eye rotation changes with head-pitch orientation during head impulses about Earth-vertical. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2006 Mar 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Douki T, Ravanat JL, Pouget JP, Testard I, Cadet J. Minor contribution of direct ionization to DNA base damage induced by heavy ions. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Feb;82(2):119-27.
  5. Gregoire O, Cleland MR. Novel approach to analyzing the carcinogenic effect of ionizing radiations. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Jan;82(1):13-9.
  6. Sugimoto T, Dazai K, Sakashita T, Funayama T, Wada S, Hamada N, Kakizaki T, Kobayashi Y, Higashitani A. Cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans germline cells following heavy-ion microbeam irradiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Jan;82(1):31-8.
  7. Anderson RM, Sumption ND, Papworth DG, Goodhead DT. Chromosome breakpoint distribution of damage induced in peripheral blood lymphocytes by densely ionizing radiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Jan;82(1):49-58.
  8. Frankenberg D, Greif KD, Giesen U. Radiation response of primary human skin fibroblasts and their bystander cells after exposure to counted particles at low and high LET. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Jan;82(1):59-67.
  9. Galimberti M, Tolic-Norrelykke IM, Favillini R, Mercatelli R, Annunziato F, Cosmi L, Liotta F, Santarlasci V, Maggi E, Pavone FS. Hypergravity speeds up the development of T-lymphocyte motility. Eur Biophys J. 2006 Mar 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Uva BM, Strollo F, Sturla M, Pastorino M, Tagliafierro G, Ricci F, Masini MA. Altered cytokinesis in glial cells submitted to simulated weightlessness. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):11-6. Note: Used Random Positioning Machine.
  11. Burden HW, Zary JT. Lack of effect of hind limb suspension on early embryogenesis and uterine implantation in the rat. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):17-22.
  12. Njemanze PC. Asymmetry of cerebral blood flow velocity response to color processing and hemodynamic changes during ?6 degrees 24-hour head-down bed rest in men. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):33-41.
  13. Herranz R, Husson D, Villa A, Pastor M, Medina FJ, Marco R. Modifications in basic handling techniques to study the consequences of the Drosophila melanogaster exposure to the space environment. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):51-60.
  14. Barattini P, Schneider S, Edgerton VR, Castellsaguer i Petit J. MARES: A new tool for muscular, neuromuscular and exercise research in the International Space Station. J Gravit Physiol. 2005 Dec;12(2):61-7.
  15. Proceedings of the 26st Annual Gravitational Physiology Meeting, Cologne, Germany, June 26-July 1, 2005. J Gravit Physiol 2005 July;12(1):P1-312. Note: : Issue includes 146 papers from this meeting. Citations to these papers, and the 8 papers from Volume 12(2) of this journal that are also included in this list, will not appear in PubMed.
  16. TV tales. Science. 2006 Mar 24;311(5768):1707. Note: From journal: "NO SURVIVOR. Former shuttle astronaut and biomedical engineer Dan Barry's run on the popular television series Survivor ended earlier this month when he failed to solve a crucial puzzle. That flop meant his team had to vote off one member, and he was chosen. Barry, 52, who flew on the space shuttle three times and founded Denbar Robotics, says he was slotted to be "the nice old man with lots of integrity." He came across as a classy, standup guy who broke with reality-show tradition by taking responsibility for his team's defeat. Barry says his time on the show, in which contestants live in the wild and compete for $1 million, was a useful exercise in group dynamics and adaptation to extreme environments with potential lessons for astronauts in stressful situations. But after enduring 15 days with little food, he says that it's lucky that the iguanas on the island are protected by the Panamanian government."

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