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NASA Spaceline 2 June 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006

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

  1. Ochia RS, Cavanagh PR. Reliability of surface EMG measurements over 12 hours. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2006 May 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: P.R. Cavanagh) Note: Relevance to space flight studies is described. The paper includes a drawing of the Lower Extremity Monitoring Suit (LEMS).
  2. Notomi Y, Martin-Miklovic MG, Oryszak SJ, Shiota T, Deserranno D, Popovic ZB, Garcia MJ, Greenberg NL, Thomas JD. Enhanced ventricular untwisting during exercise: a mechanistic manifestation of elastic recoil described by Doppler tissue imaging. Circulation. 2006 May 30;113(21):2524-33. Epub 2006 May 22. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Thomas)
  3. Notomi Y, Srinath G, Shiota T, Martin-Miklovic MG, Beachler L, Howell K, Oryszak SJ, Deserranno DG, Freed AD, Greenberg NL, Younoszai A, Thomas JD. Maturational and adaptive modulation of left ventricular torsional biomechanics: Doppler tissue imaging observation from infancy to adulthood. Circulation. 2006 May 30;113(21):2534-41. Epub 2006 May 22. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Thomas)
  4. Maran A, Shogren K, Zhang M, Yaszemski MJ, Hefferan TE, Spelsberg TC, Kloosterboer HJ, Turner RT. Effects of stable transfection of human fetal osteoblast cells with estrogen receptor-alpha on regulation of gene expression by tibolone. Bone. 2006 May 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.T. Turner)
  5. Moussa HM, Eckerman KF, Townsend LW. Charged particle equilibrium effects on the electron absorbed fraction in the extrathoracic airways. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Apr 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend)
  6. Hall EJ. The inaugural Frank Ellis Lecture--Iatrogenic cancer: the impact of intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2006 May;18(4):277-82. (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  7. Pauley S, Lai E, Fritzsch B. Foxg1 is required for morphogenesis and histogenesis of the mammalian inner ear. Dev Dyn. 2006 May 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B. Fritzsch)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Krediet CT, Van Lieshout JJ, Bogert LW, Immink RV, Kim YS, Wieling W. Leg crossing improves orthostatic tolerance in healthy subjects: a placebo controlled cross over study. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2006 May 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Kesavan C, Mohan S, Srivastava AK, Kapoor S, Wergedal JE, Yu H, Baylink DJ. Identification of genetic loci that regulate bone adaptive response to mechanical loading in C57BL/6J and C3H/HeJ mice intercross. Bone. 2006 May 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Jones DC, Wein MN, Oukka M, Hofstaetter JG, Glimcher MJ, Glimcher LH. Regulation of adult bone mass by the zinc finger adapter protein Schnurri-3. Science. 2006 May 26;312(5777):1223-7.
  4. Israel I, Siegler I, Rivaud-Pechoux S, Gaymard B, Leboucher P, Ehrette M, Berthoz A, Pierrot-Deseilligny C, Flash T. Reproduction of self-rotation duration. Neurosci Lett. 2006 May 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Jianshe Y, Wenjian L, Xiaodong J, Xigang J, Chuanling G, Wei W, Qingxiang G. Survival and initial chromatid breakage in normal and tumour cells exposed in vitro to gamma rays and carbon ions at the HIRFL. Br J Radiol. 2006 Jun;79(942):518-21.
  6. Reitz G, Berger T. The MATROSHKA facility?dose determination during an EVA. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Apr 27; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This facility, an anthropomorphic phantom to measure radiation, was placed on the ISS in 2004. The paper includes an overview of phantom experiments in space.
  7. Goossens O, Vanhavere F, Leys N, De Boever P, O'sullivan D, Zhou D, Spurny F, Yukihara EG, Gaza R, McKeever SW. Radiation dosimetry for microbial experiments in the International Space Station usng different etched track and luminescent detectors. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Apr 27; [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  8. Hajek M, Berger T, Fugger M, Furstner M, Vana N, Akatov Y, Shurshakov V, Arkhangelsky V. Dose distribution in the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Apr 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Feinendegen LE, Neumann RD. Physics must join with biology in better assessing risk from low-dose irradiation. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;117(4):346-56. Epub 2005 Oct 21.
  10. Dang B, Li W, Wang J. Comparison doses of secondary neutron with the heavy ions in a 75-MeV/n heavy ion beam. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2005;117(4):369-72. Epub 2005 Jul 26.
  11. Olmos E, Kiddle G, Pellny TK, Kumar S, Foyer CH. Modulation of plant morphology, root architecture, and cell structure by low vitamin C in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. 2006 May 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Mutants low in ascorbic acid show a loss in the response of roots to gravity.
  12. Menezes NL. Rhizophores in Rhizophora mangle L: an alternative interpretation of so-called ''aerial roots''. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2006 Jun;78(2):213-26. Epub 2006 May 11. Note: Gravitropic characteristics of these ?aerial roots? are discussed. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  13. Davies SE, Mackinnon SN. The energetics of walking on sand and grass at various speeds. Ergonomics. 2006 Jun 10;49(7):651-60.

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