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NASA Spaceline 28 August 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006

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  1. Xiao X, Mukkamala R, Cohen RJ. A weighted-principal component regression method for the identification of physiologic systems. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Aug;53(8):1521-30. (HSR&T PI: R.J. Cohen)
  2. Wright WG, Dizio P, Lackner JR. Perceived self-motion in two visual contexts: Dissociable mechanisms underlie perception. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):23-8. (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  3. Gelfand R, Lambertsen CJ, Clark JM. Ventilatory effects of prolonged hyperoxia at pressures of 1.5-3.0 ATA. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Aug;77(8):801-10. (HSR&T PI: C.J. Lambertsen)
  4. Conkin J, Sung HG, Feiveson AH. A latent class model to assess error rates in diagnosis of altitude decompression sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Aug;77(8):816-24. (HSR&T PI: J. Conkin)
  5. Rafiq A, Hummel R, Lavrentyev V, Derry W, Williams D, Merrell RC. Microgravity effects on fine motor skills: tying surgical knots during parabolic flight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Aug;77(8):852-6. Note: Includes parabolic flight results.
  6. Kondrachuk AV, Shipov AA, Astakhova TG, Boyle R. [Modeling of the otolith's structure and functions] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):5-21. Russian. (HSR&T PI: R. Boyle)
  7. Davidson AJ, Straume M, Block GD, Menaker M. Daily timed meals dissociate circadian rhythms in hepatoma and healthy host liver. Int J Cancer. 2006 Apr 1;118(7):1623-7. (HSR&T PI: M. Menaker) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  8. Guevorkian K, Valles JM Jr. Swimming Paramecium in magnetically simulated enhanced, reduced, and inverted gravity environments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Aug 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.M Valles Jr.)
  9. Molas ML, Kiss JZ, Correll MJ. Gene profiling of the red light signalling pathways in roots. J Exp Bot. 2006 Aug 14; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.Z. Kiss)
  10. Franklin RB, Mills AL. Structural and functional responses of a sewage microbial community to dilution-induced reductions in diversity. Microb Ecol. 2006 Aug 5; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.B. Franklin, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Rykova MP, Gertsik YuG, Antropova EN, Burakova LB. Serum levels of immunoglobulins, allergen-specific IgE antibodies, and interleukin-4 in cosmonauts before and after short flights on the International Space Station. Hum Physiol. 2006 Jul;32(4):457-60. Note: ISS results. This is a translation of the Russian original published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka 2006 32(4):97-101 (PMID 16910079). The abstract can be accessed via: Human Physiology
  2. Mano T, Iwase S, Toma S. Microneurography as a tool in clinical neurophysiology to investigate peripheral neural traffic in humans. Clin Neurophysiol. 2006 Aug 9; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Review article briefly discusses microneurography work done on Neurolab.
  3. Ichinose M, Saito M, Fujii N, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Modulation of the control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during severe orthostatic stress. J Physiol. 2006 Aug 17; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  4. Ohira Y, Yoshinaga T, Ohara M, Kawano F, Wang XD, Higo Y, Terada M, Matsuoka Y, Roy RR, Edgerton VR. The role of neural and mechanical influences in maintaining normal fast and slow muscle properties. Cells Tissues Organs. 2006;182(3-4):129-42.
  5. Burghardt AJ, Wang Y, Elalieh H, Thibault X, Bikle D, Peyrin F, Majumdar S. Evaluation of fetal bone structure and mineralization in IGF-I deficient mice using synchrotron radiation microtomography and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bone. 2006 Aug 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Fukushima J, Akao T, Kurkin S, Kaneko CR, Fukushima K. The vestibular-related frontal cortex and its role in smooth-pursuit eye movements and vestibular-pursuit interactions. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):1-22.
  7. Gottshall KR, Hoffer ME, Cohen HS, Moore RJ. Active head movements facilitate compensation for effects of prism displacement on dynamic gait. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):29-33.
  8. Tribukait A. Subjective visual horizontal in the upright posture and asymmetry in roll-tilt perception: Independent measures of vestibular function. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):35-43.
  9. Peterka RJ, Wall III C, Kentala E. Determining the effectiveness of a vibrotactile balance prosthesis. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):45-56.
  10. Takai Y, Murofushi T, Ushio M, Iwasaki S. Recovery of subjective visual horizontal after unilateral vestibular deafferentation by intratympanic instillation of gentamicin. J Vestib Res. 2006;16(1-2):69-73.
  11. Bubka A, Bonato F, Urmey S, Mycewicz D. Rotation velocity change and motion sickness in an optokinetic drum. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Aug;77(8):811-5.
  12. Kita S, Shibata S, Kim H, Otsubo A, Ito M, Iwasaki K. Dose-dependent effects of hypergravity on body mass in mature rats. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Aug;77(8):842-5.
  13. Deng Z, Bald I, Illenberger E, Huels MA. Reactive scattering damage to DNA components by hyperthermal secondary ions. Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Jun 23;96(24):243203. Epub 2006 Jun 23.
  14. Kimura M, Kagawa T. Phototropin and light-signaling in phototropism. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2006 Jul 24; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Qu L, Yang T, Yuan Y, Zhong P, Li Y. Protein nitration increased by simulated weightlessness and decreased by melatonin and quercetin in PC12 cells. Nitric Oxide. 2006 Aug;15(1):58-63.
  16. Bogomolov VV, Voronkov YuI, Larina ON, Morgun VV, Kaspransky RR, Lazebny OE, Andrianov BV, Kulikov AM. [Identification of individual genotype parameters, informative for medical care in piloted space missions: Modern and future capabilities] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):22-7. Russian.
  17. Oganov VS, Potapov AN. [Functional plasticity of mammalian skeletal muscles under microgravity] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):27-35. Russian.
  18. Saltykova MM, Atkov OYu, Capderou A, Morgun VV, Gusakov VA, Kheimets GI, Konovalov GA, Kondratyuk LL, Kataev YuV, Voronin LI, Kaspransky RR, Vaida P. [Dynamics of ECG voltage in changing gravity] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):36-41. Russian. Note: Includes parabolic flight results.
  19. Kornilova LN, Alekhina MI. [Studies of the eye tracking function in changed sensory conditions with new soft- and hardware and computer tests] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):41-7. Russian.
  20. Pestov ID. [Medical approaches to technogenic risks mitigation: Instructive experience of space medicine] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Jan-Feb;40(1):48-54. Russian. Note: Includes information from the NASA Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap.

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