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NASA Spaceline 28 July 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, August 11, 2006

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  1. Monk TH, Buysse DJ, Billy BD. Using daily 30-min phase advances to achieve a 6-hour advance: Circadian rhythm, sleep, and alertness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jul;77(7):677-86. (HSR&T PI: T.H. Monk)
  2. Stein TP, Schluter MD. Plasma protein synthesis after spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jul;77(7):745-8. (HSR&T PI: T.P. Stein) Note: SLS-2 results.
  3. Wang Y, Nishida S, Sakata T, Elalieh HZ, Chang W, Halloran BP, Doty SB, Bikle DD. Insulin-like growth factor-I is essential for embryonic bone development. Endocrinology. 2006 Jul 20; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: D.D. Bikle) Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Heilbronn L, De Angelis G, eds. Space Life Sciences: Flight measurements, calibration of detectors and environmental models for radiation analysis. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1653-830. Note: The five papers from this issue that are listed below and the four papers listed in the 'Other papers of interest' section derive from the 35th COSPAR meeting in Paris. Several papers not listed here reported dosimetry results from space flight. The abstracts of all 26 papers can be accessed at the publisher's site: Advances in Space Research
  5. Wilson JW, Cucinotta FA, Golightly MJ, Nealy JE, Qualls GD, Badavi FF, De Angelis G, Anderson BM, Clowdsley MS, Luetke N, Zapp N, Shavers MR, Semones E, Hunter A. International Space Station: A testbed for experimental and computational dosimetry. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1656-63. (HSR&T PIs: J.W. Wilson, F.A. Cucinotta)
  6. Kim MY, Wilson JW, Cucinotta FA. A solar cycle statistical model for the projection of space radiation environment. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1741-8. (HSR&T PIs: J.W. Wilson, F.A. Cucinotta)
  7. Tripathi RK, Wilson JW, Badavi FF, De Angelis G. A characterization of the Moon radiation environment for radiation analysis. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1749-58. (HSR&T PI: J.W. Wilson)
  8. Ballarini F, Battistoni G, Cerutti F, FassÚ A, Ferrari A, Gadioli E, Garzelli MV, Mairani A, Ottolenghi A, Paretzke HG, Parini V, Pelliccioni M, Pinsky L, Sala PR, Scannicchio D, Trovati S, Zankl M. GCR and SPE organ doses in deep space with different shielding: Monte Carlo simulations based on the FLUKA code coupled to anthropomorphic phantoms. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1791-7. (HSR&T PI: L.W. Townsend)
  9. Kim M-HY, George KA, Cucinotta FA. Evaluation of skin cancer risk for lunar and Mars missions. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1798-803. (HSR&T PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
  10. Morrow MA. Clinorotation differentially inhibits T-lymphocyte transcription factor activation. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2006 May-Jun;42(5):153-8. (HSR&T PI: M.A. Morrow)
  11. Koh WG, Pishko MV. Fabrication of cell-containing hydrogel microstructures inside microfluidic devices that can be used as cell-based biosensors. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2006 Jul 18; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.V. Pishko)
  12. Liu Y, Guo Y, Valles JM Jr, Tang JX. Microtubule bundling and nested buckling drive stripe formation in polymerizing tubulin solutions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jul 11;103(28):10654-9. Epub 2006 Jul 3. (HSR&T PI: J.X. Tang)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Nazar K, Gasiorowska A, Mikulski T, Cybulski G, Niewiadomski W, Smorawinski J, Krzeminski K, Ziemba AW, Dorsz A, Kaciuba-Uscilko H. Effect of 6-week endurance training on hemodynamic and neurohormonal responses to lower body negative pressure (LBNP) in healthy young men. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2006 Jun;57(2):177-88. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Vijayalakshmi P, Madanmohan. Acute effect of 30 degrees, 60 degrees and 80 degrees head-down tilt on blood pressure in young healthy human subjects. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2006 Jan-Mar;50(1):28-32.
  3. Hornberger TA, Sukhija KB, Chien S. Regulation of mTOR by mechanically induced signaling events in skeletal muscle. Cell Cycle. 2006 Jul;5(13):1391-6. Epub 2006 Jul 1.
  4. Tribukait A, Eiken O. Roll-tilt perception during gondola centrifugation: Influence of steady-state acceleration (G) level. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jul;77(7):695-703.
  5. Caruso JF, Herron JC, Capps LB, Coday MA, Ramsey CA, Drummond JL. Blood lactate responses to leg presses performed against inertial resistance. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jul;77(7):707-12. Note: This paper, like another recent paper by some of these authors (PMID 16313137), mentions the applicability of this research to the flywheel exercise device said to be scheduled for use on ISS.
  6. Sarzi-Puttini P, Atzeni F, Diana A, Doria A, Furlan R. Increased neural sympathetic activation in fibromyalgia syndrome. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Jun;1069:109-17. Note: This review incorporates results of a previous paper (PMID 16142879) suggesting that alterations in cardiovascular autonomic responses to gravitational stimuli may play a role in fibromyalgia.
  7. Zhang C, Zhang X, Wu H, Han D, Guan J. Direct compression as an appropriately mechanical environment in bone tissue reconstruction in vitro. Med Hypotheses. 2006 Jul 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Heidenreich WF, Paretzke HG. Radiation-induced cell inactivation as a cause for cancer promotion. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1804-8.
  9. Hazelton WD, Curtis SB, Moolgavkar SH. Analysis of radiation effects using a combined cell cycle and multistage carcinogenesis model. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1809-12.
  10. Smirnova OA. Mathematical modeling the radiation effects on humoral immunity. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1813-22.
  11. Marsh M. Ethical and medical dilemmas of space tourism. Adv Space Res. 2006;37(9):1823-7.
  12. Lyng FM, Maguire P, Kilmurray N, Mothersill C, Shao C, Folkard M, Prise KM. Apoptosis is initiated in human keratinocytes exposed to signalling factors from microbeam irradiated cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2006 Jun;82(6):393-9.
  13. White PM, Doetzlhofer A, Lee YS, Groves AK, Segil N. Mammalian cochlear supporting cells can divide and trans-differentiate into hair cells. Nature. 2006 Jun 22;441(7096):984-7.
  14. Deshpande N, Patla AE. Visual-vestibular interaction during goal directed locomotion: effects of aging and blurring vision. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Jul 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Sabatini AM. Quaternion-based extended Kalman filter for determining orientation by inertial and magnetic sensing. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Jul;53(7):1346-56.
  16. Zhang YL, Frangos JA, Chachisvilis M. Laurdan fluorescence senses mechanical strain in the lipid bilayer membrane. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006 Sep 1;347(3):838-41. Epub 2006 Jul 5.
  17. Sobol M, Gonzalez-Camacho F, Rodriguez-Vilarino V, Kordyum E, Medina FJ. Subnucleolar location of fibrillarin and NopA64 in Lepidium sativum root meristematic cells is changed in altered gravity. Protoplasma. 2006 Jul 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Moody M, Ross AT. Rhinoplasty in the aging patient. Facial Plast Surg. 2006 May;22(2):112-9. Note: From abstract: 'The effects of age on the skin, ligaments, and cartilage of the nose conspire with the relentless pull of gravity...'

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