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NASA Spaceline 30 June 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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  1. Cutuk AA, Groppo ER, Quigley EJ, White KW, Pedowitz RA, Hargens AR. Ambulation in simulated fractional gravity using lower body positive pressure: Cardiovascular safety and gait analyses. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jun 15; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.R. Hargens)
  2. Olesen JL, Heinemeier KM, Haddad F, Langberg H, Flyvbjerg A, Kjaer M, Baldwin KM. Expression of insulin-like growth factor I, insulin-like growth factor binding proteins, and collagen mRNA in mechanically loaded plantaris tendon. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jul;101(1):183-8. (HSR&T PI: K.M. Baldwin)
  3. Clark BC, Fernhall B, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Adaptations in human neuromuscular function following prolonged unweighting: I. Skeletal muscle contractile properties and applied ischemia efficacy. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jul;101(1):256-63. Epub 2006 Mar 2. (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  4. Clark BC, Manini TM, Bolanowski SJ, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Adaptations in human neuromuscular function following prolonged unweighting: II. Neurological properties and motor imagery efficacy. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jul;101(1):264-72. Epub 2006 Mar 2. (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  5. Shansky J, Creswick B, Lee P, Wang X, Vandenburgh H. Paracrine release of insulin-like growth factor 1 from a bioengineered tissue stimulates skeletal muscle growth in vitro. Tissue Eng. 2006 Jun 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: H. Vandenburgh)
  6. Mittra E, Akella S, Qin YX. The effects of embedding material, loading rate and magnitude, and penetration depth in nanoindentation of trabecular bone. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2006 Jun 6; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: Y.X. Qin)
  7. Wright KP Jr, Hull JT, Hughes RJ, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA. Sleep and wakefulness out of phase with internal biological time impairs learning in humans. J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 Apr;18(4):508-21. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  8. Pisacane VL, Ziegler JF, Nelson ME, Caylor M, Flake D, Heyen L, Youngborg E, Rosenfeld AB, Cucinotta F, Zaider M, Dicello JF. MIDN: A spacecraft microdosimeter mission. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006 Jun 18; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: V.L. Pisacane)
  9. Zhao Y, Lai K, Cheung I, Youds J, Tarailo M, Tarailo S, Rose A. A mutational analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans in space. Mutat Res. 2006 Jun 9; [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.
  10. Aponte VM, Finch DS, Klaus DM. Considerations for non-invasive in-flight monitoring of astronaut immune status with potential use of MEMS and NEMS devices. Life Sci. 2006 Apr 25; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: V.M. Aponte, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  11. Ward NE, Pellis NR, Risin SA, Risin D. Gene expression alterations in activated human T-cells induced by modeled microgravity. J Cell Biochem. 2006 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: N.R. Pellis)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Raj SR, Biaggioni I, Black BK, Rali A, Jordan J, Taneja I, Harris PA, Robertson D. Sodium paradoxically reduces the gastropressor response in patients with orthostatic hypotension. Hypertension. 2006 Jun 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Shibasaki M, Davis SL, Cui J, Low DA, M Keller DM, Durand S, Crandall CG. Neurally mediated vasoconstriction is capable of decreasing skin blood flow during orthostasis in the heat stressed human. J Physiol. 2006 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  3. Sawakami K, Robling AG, Ai M, Pitner ND, Liu D, Warden SJ, Li J, Maye P, Rowe DW, Duncan RL, Warman ML, Turner CH. The WNT co-receptor LRP5 is essential for skeletal mechanotransduction, but not for the anabolic bone response to parathyroid hormone treatment. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 20; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Vikhlyantsev IM, Podlubnaya ZA, Shenkman BS, Kozlovskaya IB. Polymorphism of skeletal muscle titin under the extreme conditions of hibernation and microgravity: the diagnostic value of titin isoforms for choosing approaches to the correction of "hypogravity muscle syndrome". Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2006 Mar-Apr;407:88-90. Note: Microgravity was simulated by hindlimb suspension (rats) and dry immersion (humans).
  5. Pansell T, Sverkersten U, Ygge J. Visual spatial clues enhance ocular torsion response during visual tilt. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Jun 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Nicholls ME, Smith A, Mattingley JB, Bradshaw JL. The effect of body and environment-centred coordinates on free-viewing perceptual asymmetries for vertical and horizontal stimuli. Cortex. 2006 Apr;42(3):336-46.
  7. Waters SL, Cummings LJ, Shakesheff KM, Rose FR. Tissue growth in a rotating bioreactor. Part I: mechanical stability. Math Med Biol. 2006 Jun 15; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Mathematical modeling of tissue growth in the bioreactor developed by NASA.
  8. Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Kamisaka S, Hoson T. Hypergravity induces reorientation of cortical microtubules and modifies growth anisotropy in azuki bean epicotyls. Planta. 2006 Jun 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Shimizu M, Suzuki K, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H. Differential accumulation of the mRNA of the auxin-repressed gene CsGRP1 and the auxin-induced peg formation during gravimorphogenesis of cucumber seedlings. Planta. 2006 Jun 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Kobrick RL, Dara S, Burley J, Gill S. A new countermeasure device for long duration space flights. Acta Astronaut. 2006 May;58(10):523-36.
  11. Suedfeld P. Space memoirs: Value hierarchies before and after missions - A pilot study. Acta Astronaut. 2006 Jun;58(11):583-6.

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