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NASA Spaceline 7 April 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, April 7, 2006

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  1. Trappe T, Trappe S, Lee G, Widrick J, Fitts R, Costill D. Cardiorespiratory responses to physical work during and following 17 days of bed rest and spaceflight. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar;100(3):951-7. Epub 2005 Nov 23. Note: This paper, listed in CA List 12/2/05, as an epub (PI=R. Fitts) and now published in print format, is highlighted in an American Physiological Society press release: http://www.the-aps.org/press/journal/06/8.htm
  2. Borah B, Dufresne TE, Ritman EL, Jorgensen SM, Liu S, Chmielewski PA, Phipps RJ, Zhou X, Sibonga JD, Turner RT. Long-term risedronate treatment normalizes mineralization and continues to preserve trabecular architecture: Sequential triple biopsy studies with micro-computed tomography. Bone. 2006 Mar 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Park S, Gianna-Poulin C, Black FO, Wood SJ, Merfeld DM. Roll rotation cues influence roll tilt perception assayed using a somatosensory technique. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: F.O. Black)
  4. Dyde RT, Jenkin MR, Harris LR. The subjective visual vertical and the perceptual upright. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.M. Oman)
  5. Freed AD, Diethelm K. Fractional calculus in biomechanics: A 3D viscoelastic model using regularized fractional derivative kernels with application to the human calcaneal fat pad. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2006 Mar 31; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Author A.D. Freed of NASA GRC collaborates with PI P. Cavanagh.
  6. Mukherjee B, Kessinger C, Kobayashi J, Chen BP, Chen DJ, Chatterjee A, Burma S. DNA-PK phosphorylates histone H2AX during apoptotic DNA fragmentation in mammalian cells. DNA Repair (Amst). 2006 Mar 24; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: S. Burma)
  7. Mansour HA, Wood J, Logue T, Chowdari KV, Dayal M, Kupfer DJ, Monk TH, Devlin B, Nimgaonkar VL. Association study of eight circadian genes with bipolar I disorder, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia. Genes Brain Behav. 2006 Mar;5(2):150-7. (HSR&T PI: T.H. Monk)
  8. Xie Y, Wang F, Zhong W, Puscheck E, Shen H, Rappolee DA. Shear stress induces preimplantation embryo death that is delayed by the zona pellucida and associated with stress-activated protein kinase-mediated apoptosis. Biol Reprod. 2006 Mar 29; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.A. Rappolee) Note: D. Rappolee notes that this paper and the following paper are important because they establish the roles of stress enzymes and shear stress, neither previously studied, in early mammalian development. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  9. Xie Y, Puscheck EE, Rappolee DA. Effects of SAPK/JNK inhibitors on preimplantation mouse embryo development are influenced greatly by the amount of stress induced by the media. Mol Hum Reprod. 2006 Mar 30; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.A. Rappolee)
  10. Guevorkian K, Valles JM Jr. Aligning Paramecium caudatum with static magnetic fields. Biophys J. 2006 Apr;90(8):3004-11. Epub 2006 Feb 3. (HSR&T PIs: J.M. Valles Jr., J. Tang)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Blottner D, Salanova M, Puttmann B, Schiffl G, Felsenberg D, Buehring B, Rittweger J. Human skeletal muscle structure and function preserved by vibration muscle exercise following 55 days of bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Mar 28; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge. The paper contains a photograph of the Galileo Space device that provides vibration.
  2. Pistilli EE, Siu PM, Alway SE. Molecular regulation of apoptosis in fast plantaris muscles of aged rats. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Mar;61(3):245-55. Note: Hindlimb unloading was used.
  3. Momen A, Thomas K, Blaha C, Gahremanpour A, Mansoor A, Leuenberger UA, Sinoway LI. Renal vasoconstrictor responses to static exercise during orthostatic stress: Effects of the muscle mechano and the baroreflexes. J Physiol. 2006 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Canu MH, Treffort N, Picquet F, Dubreucq G, Guerardel Y, Falempin M. Concentration of amino acid neurotransmitters in the somatosensory cortex of the rat after surgical or functional deafferentation. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hindlimb unloading was used.
  5. Booth FW, Lees SJ. Physically active subjects should be the control group. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Mar;38(3):405-6. Note: Proposes that, since physically active individuals are healthier than sedentary people, they should typically be the control group in physical exercise studies, rather than the most common current practice of using sedentary individuals as controls.
  6. Jones WD. Taking body temperature, inside out. IEEE Spectrum. 2006 Jan;43(1):1375. Note: Describes use of ingestable thermometer pills in professional and college football players, from technology developed by NASA in the 1980s to monitor body temperature of astronauts. This article can be obtained online without charge at: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/print/2571
  7. Reid GM. Postnatal hypokinesia and the delayed time frame of sudden infant death syndrome. Med Hypotheses. 2006 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Migliaccio AA, Della Santina CC, Carey JP, Minor LB, Zee DS. The effect of binocular eye position and head rotation plane on the human torsional vestibuloocular reflex. Vision Res. 2006 Mar 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Yamamoto S, Yamamoto M. Effects of the gravitational vertical on the visual perception of reversible figures. Neurosci Res. 2006 Mar 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Slobounov S, Wu T, Hallett M. Neural basis subserving the detection of postural instability: an fMRI study. Motor Control. 2006 Jan;10(1):69-89. Note: Research examined ?neural activation patterns underlying visual recognition of unstable postures using event-related functional MRI (fMRI).? A recent example of brain activity research on perception of conscious visual experiences is PubMed 16567643.
  11. Anderson RM, Papworth DG, Stevens DL, Sumption ND, Goodhead DT. Increased complexity of radiation-induced chromosome aberrations consistent with a mechanism of sequential formation. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2006;112(1-2):35-44.
  12. Wissmann F, Saez Vergara JC. Dosimetry of environmental radiation--A report on the achievements of EURADOS WG3. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Eguchi Y, Ueno S, Kaito C, Sekimizu K, Shiokawa K. Cleavage and survival of Xenopus embryos exposed to 8 T static magnetic fields in a rotating clinostat. Bioelectromagnetics. 2006 May;27(4):307-13. Epub 2006 Mar 23.
  14. Gorgiladze GI, Bukiya RD, Davitashvili MT, Kalandarishvili EL, Taktakishvili AD, Gelashvili NS, Madzhagaladze NB, Kiladze MT, Sokolov NG. The destructive effect of enhanced gravity on the inertial mass in the statocysts of Helix lucorum. Dokl Biol Sci. 2006 Jan-Feb;406:70-2.
  15. Menon C, Ayre M, Ellery A. Biomimetics: A new approach for space system design. ESA Bull. 2006 Feb;125:20-6. Note: This article can be obtained online without charge at: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/ESA_Publications/SEM8B0OVGJE_0.html
  16. Black CC, Mayne BC. Allan H. Brown (1917-2004), editor and educator: A career of fascination with the biological roles of O(2) in terrestrial life and possibly in extraterrestrial life. Photosynth Res. 2006 Mar 22; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Homage to Allan Brown, who was involved in space biology research and activities for four decades.

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