Platts SH, Ziegler MG, Waters WW, Meck JV.Hemodynamic effects of midodrine after spaceflight in astronauts without orthostatic hypotension.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Apr;77(4):429-33.(HSR&T PI: J.V. Meck)Note:
Platts SH, Shi SJ, Meck JV.Akathisia with combined use of midodrine and promethazine.JAMA. 2006 May 3;295(17):2000-1.(HSR&T PI: J.V. Meck)
Bailey SM, Murnane JP.Telomeres, chromosome instability and cancer.Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 May 8;34(8):2408-17. Print 2006.(HSR&T PIs: S.M. Bailey, R. Ullrich)Note:
This paper can be obtained online without charge.
Ponomarev AL, Cucinotta FA.Chromatin loops are responsible for higher counts of small DNA fragments induced by high-LET radiation, while chromosomal domains do not affect the fragment sizes.Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Apr;82(4):293-305.(HSR&T PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
Lam CW, James JT, McCluskey R, Arepalli S, Hunter RL.A review of carbon nanotube toxicity and assessment of potential occupational and environmental health risks.Crit Rev Toxicol. 2006 Mar;36(3):189-217.Note:
The first four authors are at, or are affiliated with, NASA JSC.
John-Baptiste A, Cook T, Straus S, Naglie G, Gray G, Tomlinson G, Krahn M.Decision analysis in aerospace medicine: costs and benefits of a hyperbaric facility in space.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Apr;77(4):434-42; discussion 442-3.Note:
An editorial note accompanying this paper praised the author?s use of decision analysis to address a space medicine issue. ?It might at first seem prudent to delay the use of these tools [evidence-based medicine, risk assessment, decision analysis] in space medicine until we achieve a firm base of evidence and experience. However, early application of these techniques allows us to formally assess what we know and do not know, and identify the holes in our knowledge with potentially serious operational consequences.?
Cohen B.Inner ear troubles: the roar in the forest?FASEB J. 2006 May;20(7):806-8.Note:
This article explains the cause and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The author speculates that some of the roars from the forest in Jurassic Park were actually cries from dinosaurs experiencing BPPV, since the canal/otolith system of dinosaurs was apparently similar to that of humans.