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NASA Spaceline 21 July 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, July 31, 2006

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  1. Clark BC, Cook SB, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Reliability of techniques to assess human neuromuscular function in vivo. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2006 Jan 19; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  2. Shukitt-Hale B, Carey AN, Jenkins D, Rabin BM, Joseph JA. Beneficial effects of fruit extracts on neuronal function and behavior in a rodent model of accelerated aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2006 Jul 10; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: B.M. Rabin)
  3. Wu L, Multani AS, He H, Cosme-Blanco W, Deng Y, Deng JM, Bachilo O, Pathak S, Tahara H, Bailey SM, Deng Y, Behringer RR, Chang S. Pot1 deficiency initiates DNA damage checkpoint activation and aberrant homologous recombination at telomeres. Cell. 2006 Jul 14;126(1):49-62. (HSR&T PI: S.M. Bailey)
  4. Liu Z, Karam LJ, Watson AB. JPEG2000 encoding with perceptual distortion control. IEEE Trans Image Process. 2006 Jul;15(7):1763-78.
  5. Dias NC, Porter MD, Fritz JS. Principles and applications of colorimetric solid-phase extraction with negligible depletion. Anal Chim Acta. 2006 Feb 3;558(1-2):230-6. (HSR&T PI: M.D. Porter) Note: The relationship of this research to space flight is discussed in the paper.
  6. Rahman S, Lipert RJ, Porter MD. Rapid screening of pathogenic bacteria using solid phase concentration and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Anal Chim Acta. 2006 May 31;569(1-2):83-90. (HSR&T PI: M.D. Porter)
  7. O'Donnell PM, Aviles H, Lyte M, Sonnenfeld G. Enhancement of in vitro growth of pathogenic bacteria by norepinephrine: importance of inoculum density and role of transferrin. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Jul;72(7):5097-9. (HSR&T PI: G. Sonnenfeld)
  8. Hegedus B, Marga F, Jakab K, Sharpe-Timms KL, Forgacs G. The interplay of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in the invasive properties of brain tumors. Biophys J. 2006 Jul 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: G. Forgacs) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  9. Matus DQ, Pang K, Marlow H, Dunn CW, Thomsen GH, Martindale MQ. Molecular evidence for deep evolutionary roots of bilaterality in animal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jul 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Ogoh S, Yoshiga CC, Secher NH, Raven PB. Carotid-cardiac baroreflex function does not influence blood pressure regulation during head-up tilt in humans. J Physiol Sci. 2006 Jun 15; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Xie L, Jacobson JM, Choi ES, Busa B, Donahue LR, Miller LM, Rubin CT, Judex S. Low-level mechanical vibrations can influence bone resorption and bone formation in the growing skeleton. Bone. 2006 Jul 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Pathare NC, Stevens JE, Walter GA, Shah P, Jayaraman A, Tillman SM, Scarborough MT, Parker Gibbs C, Vandenborne K. Deficit in human muscle strength with cast immobilization: contribution of inorganic phosphate. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Jul 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Chubak J, Ulrich CM, Tworoger SS, Sorensen B, Yasui Y, Irwin ML, Stanczyk FZ, Potter JD, McTiernan A. Effect of exercise on bone mineral density and lean mass in postmenopausal women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Jul;38(7):1236-44.
  5. Fushiki H, Maruyama M, Watanabe Y. Efficacy of tilt-suppression in postrotatory nystagmus in cats. Brain Res. 2006 Jul 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Russell NA, Horii A, Smith PF, Darlington CL, Bilkey DK. Lesions of the vestibular system disrupt hippocampal theta rhythm in the rat. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Jul;96(1):4-14.
  7. Pashchenko PS, Zhukov AA. [Structural modifications of the thoracic region of vagus and sympathetic trunk ganglia after exposure to gravitational overloads] Morfologiia. 2005;128(6):28-33. Russian.
  8. Rogers NL, Dinges DF, Allison KC, Maislin G, Martino N, O'Reardon JP, Stunkard AJ. Assessment of sleep in women with night eating syndrome. Sleep. 2006 Jun 1;29(6):814-9.
  9. Turek FW. Staying awake for dinner--staying asleep until breakfast. Sleep. 2006 Jun 1;29(6):747-8. Note: This commentary suggests that the paper above by Rogers, Dinges, et al., in combination with a recent NSF workshop, opens up "new avenues for addressing hypotheses on how circadian dysregulation can lead directly or indirectly to sleep and metabolic disorders."
  10. Vitaterna MH, Ko CH, Chang AM, Buhr ED, Fruechte EM, Schook A, Antoch MP, Turek FW, Takahashi JS. The mouse Clock mutation reduces circadian pacemaker amplitude and enhances efficacy of resetting stimuli and phase-response curve amplitude. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 13;103(24):9327-32. Epub 2006 Jun 5. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  11. Maier JA. Impact of simulated microgravity on cell cycle control and cytokine release by U937 cells. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2006 Apr-Jun;19(2):279-86.
  12. Yang Q, Wang YL, Yang AM, Yang D. [An analysis of sweet pepper seeds with space flight mutagenesis by FTIR] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2006 Mar;26(3):438-40. Chinese.
  13. Hu J, Yang J, Xu J, Du J. Extraction of biologic particles by pumping effect in a pi-shaped ultrasonic actuator. Ultrasonics. 2006 Jun 21; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: "it is theoretically predicted that the method will work under the microgravity condition in air."
  14. Sarkissian JM. Return to the Moon: A sustainable strategy. Space Policy. 2006 May;22(2):118-27.
  15. Rogers TF. Magnifying our world: Why we must extend civilization to the Moon. Space Policy. 2006 May;22(2):128-32.

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