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NASA Spaceline 28 April 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006

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  1. Hughes-Fulford M, Rodenacker K, Jutting U. Reduction of anabolic signals and alteration of osteoblast nuclear morphology in microgravity. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M. Hughes-Fulford) Note: STS-76, 81, 84 results.
  2. Prisby RD, Wilkerson K, Sokoya EM, Bryan RM, Wilson E, Delp MD. Endothelium-dependent vasodilation of cerebral arteries is altered with simulated microgravity through nitric oxide synthase and EDHF mechanisms. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Oganov VS, Bakulin AV, Novikov VE, Murashko LM, Kabitskaia OE, Morgun VV, Voronin LI, Schneider V, Shakelford L, LeBlanc A. [Reactions of the human bone system in space flight: phenomenology] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):3-9. Russian. (HSR&T PIs: V. Schneider, L. Shackelford, A. LeBlanc) Note: Salyut and Mir results.
  4. Bortolami SB, Rocca S, Daros S, Dizio P, Lackner JR. Mechanisms of human static spatial orientation. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  5. Bortolami SB, Pierobon A, Dizio P, Lackner JR. Localization of the subjective vertical during roll, pitch, and recumbent yaw body tilt. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  6. Yan B, Wang H, Wang H, Zhuo D, Li F, Kon T, Dewhirst M, Li CY. Apoptotic DNA fragmentation factor maintains chromosome stability in a P53-independent manner. Oncogene. 2006 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.Y. Li)
  7. Andersen V, Ballarini F, Battistoni G, Cerutti F, Empl A, Fasso A, Ferrari A, Garzelli MV, Ottolenghi A, Paretzke H, Pinsky L, Ranft J, Sala P, Wilson T, Zankl M. The application of FLUKA to dosimetry and radiation therapy. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):113-7. (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend) Note: The eight papers listed here and the three papers listed in the ?Other? section are part of a special issue of this journal containing 141 papers on radiation protection and shielding. This issue is Part 2 to Volume 115 (1-4), which also addressed this subject and which was covered in Current Awareness list 1/6/2006.
  8. Townsend LW. NASA Space Radiation Transport Code Development Consortium. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):118-22. (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend)
  9. Zeitlin C, Guetersloh S, Heilbronn L, Miller J. Shielding and fragmentation studies. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):123-4 (HSR&T PI: J. Miller)
  10. Maurer RH, Kinnison JD, Roth DR. Neutron production from 200-500 MeV proton interaction with spacecraft materials. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):125-30. (HSR&T PI: R.H. Maurer)
  11. Hines JW, Townsend LW, Nichols TF. SPE dose prediction using locally weighted regression. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):131-4.
  12. Townsend LW, Miller TM, Gabriel TA. HETC radiation transport code development for cosmic ray shielding applications in space. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):135-9. (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend )
  13. Heilbronn L, Nakamura T, Iwata Y, Kurosawa T, Iwase H, Townsend LW. Overview of secondary neutron production relevant to shielding in space. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):140-3. (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend)
  14. Reitz G, Beaujean R, Benton E, Burmeister S, Dachev Ts, Deme S, Luszik-Bhadra M, Olko P. Space radiation measurements on-board ISS--the DOSMAP experiment. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):374-9. (HSR&T PI: E. Benton) Note: ISS results; results were also compared to other flight experiments.
  15. Levinskikh MA, Sychev VN, Derendiaeva TA, Signalova OB, Podol'skii IG, Gostimskii SA, Bingham G. [Growth, development and genetic status of pea plants cultivated in space greenhouse "LADA"] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):38-43. Russian. (HSR&T PI: G. Bingham) Note: ISS results.
  16. Ivanchenko MG, Coffeen WC, Lomax TL, Dubrovsky JG. Mutations in the Diageotropica (Dgt) gene uncouple patterned cell division during lateral root initiation from proliferative cell division in the pericycle. Plant J. 2006 May;46(3):436-47. (HSR&T PI: M.G. Ivanchenko/T.L. Lomax)
  17. Potty AS, Fu JY, Balan S, Haymore BL, Hill DJ, Fox GE, Willson RC. Neutral additives enhance the metal-chelate affinity adsorption of nucleic acids: Role of water activity. J Chromatogr A. 2006 May 19;1115(1-2):88-92. Epub 2006 Apr 3. (HSR&T PI: G.E. Fox)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Rosant C, Nagel MD, Perot C. Adaptation of rat soleus muscle spindles after 21 days of hindlimb unloading. Exp Neurol. 2006 Apr 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ke HZ, Crawford DT, Qi H, Simmons HA, Owen TA, Paralkar VM, Li M, Lu B, Grasser WA, Cameron KO, Lefker BA, DaSilva-Jardine P, Scott DO, Zhang Q, Tian XY, Jee WS, Brown TA, Thompson DD. A nonprostanoid EP4 receptor selective prostaglandin E2 agonist restores bone mass and strength in aged, ovariectomized rats. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Apr;21(4):565-75. Epub 2006 Apr 5.
  3. Diamond SG, Markham CH, Clarke AH. Dynamic pitch rotation affects eye torsion. Acta Otolaryngol. 2006 Mar;126(3):248-53.
  4. Zingler VC, Kryvoshey D, Schneider E, Glasauer S, Brandt T, Strupp M. A clinical test of otolith function: static ocular counterroll with passive head tilt. Neuroreport. 2006 Apr 24;17(6):611-5.
  5. Maschke M, Tuite PJ, Krawczewski K, Pickett K, Konczak J. Perception of heaviness in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2006 Apr 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Neal JS, Townsend LW. Multiple solar particle event dose time profile predictions using Bayesian inference. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):38-42.
  7. Ionica M, Alpat B, Ambrosi G, Battiston R, Bertucci B, Burger WJ, Caraffini D, Cecchi C, Dinu N, Esposito G, Fiandrini E, Ionica R, Menichelli M, Pauluzzi M, Zuccon P. Absorbed dose rate estimation for protons, leptons and helium observed with AMS01 experiment in low earth orbit during STS-91 mission. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):216-9. Note: STS-91 results.
  8. Spurny F, Jadrnickova I. Some recent measurements onboard spacecraft with passive detector. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;116(1-4 Pt 2):228-31. Note: Mir and ISS results.
  9. Simon AF, Liang DT, Krantz DE. Differential decline in behavioral performance of Drosophila melanogaster with age. Mech Ageing Dev. 2006 Apr 5; [Epub ahead of print] Note: One behavioral performance indicator used was geotaxis.
  10. Nakamura A, Umemura I, Gomi K, Hasegawa Y, Kitano H, Sazuka T, Matsuoka M. Production and characterization of auxin-insensitive rice by overexpression of a mutagenized rice IAA protein. Plant J. 2006 Apr;46(2):297-306.
  11. Fomina GA, Kotovskaia AR, Pochuev VI, Zhernakov AF. [Rearrangement of the hemodynamic mechanisms of orthostatic tolerance of humans on long-term space missions] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):9-17. Russian.
  12. Ivanova SM, Morukov BV, Iarlykova IuV, Labetskaia OI, Levina AA, Kozinets GI. [The red blood system in men during long-term head-down bed rest] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):17-22. Russian.
  13. Fadiukova OE, Tarasova OS, Vinogradova OL. [Effect of two-week tail suspension on the reactivity of rat's cerebral vessels] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):23-7. Russian.
  14. Naidina VP, Morukov BV, Avetisiants BL, Pepeliaev IuV. [The relationship of changes in blood fatty acids and calcium during 370-day head-down bed rest] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):27-33. Russian.
  15. Siniak IuE, Skuratov VM, Gaidadymov VB, Ivanova SM, Pokrovskii BG, Grigor'ev AI. [Investigation into fractionating of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes aboard the International Space Station] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):43-7. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  16. Stepanova SI. [Stress and microgravity] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):48-54. Review. Russian.
  17. Il'in EA, Tairbekov MG. [Experiments in fundamental biology in flight of space apparatus Foton-M No. 2] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;39(6):57-9. Russian.

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