Panait L, Merrell RC, Rafiq A, Dudrick SJ, Broderick TJ.Virtual reality laparoscopic skill assessment in microgravity.J Surg Res. 2006 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
Decreased efficiency and increased injury were observed in laparoscopic skill assessment tests performed during parabolic flight.
Jordan NC, Saleh JH, Newman DJ.The extravehicular mobility unit: A review of environment, requirements, and design changes in the US spacesuit.Acta Astronaut. 2006 Dec;59(12):1135-45.(HSR&T PI: D.J. Newman)
Haque AU, Rokkam M, De Carlo AR, Wereley ST, Roux SJ, Irazoqui PP, Porterfield DM.A MEMS fabricated cell electrophysiology biochip for in silico calcium measurements.Sens Actuators B Chem. 2006 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
This device, designed to measure calcium flux around fern spores in microgravity flight experiments, can be adapted to other cell physiology and biomedical applications, according to the authors.
Porterfield DM.Measuring metabolism and biophysical flux in the tissue, cellular and sub-cellular domains: Recent developments in self-referencing amperometry for physiological sensing.Biosens Bioelectron. 2006 Jul 24; [Epub ahead of print]
Other papers of interest:
Richardson RS, Secher NH, Tschakovsky ME, Proctor DN, Wray DW.Metabolic and vascular limb differences affected by exercise, gender, age, and disease.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Oct;38(10):1792-6.Note:
This was one of five papers in this issue of the journal deriving from the symposium, ?Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow and Metabolism: Are There Inherent Limb Differences??
Lindenberger M, Lanne T.Sex-related effects on venous compliance and capillary filtration in the lower limb.Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print]
Piantadosi CA.Lunar exploration and the advancement of biomedical research: A physiologist's view.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Oct;77(10):1084-6.
Tidball JG, Wehling-Henricks M.Macrophages promote muscle membrane repair and muscle fiber growth and regeneration during modified muscle loading in vivo.J Physiol. 2006 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print]Note:
This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
Kuya N, Kato M, Sato Y, Kaneta T, Sato S.Comparative study of cellular structures implicated in gravisensing in statocytes of primary and lateral roots of Vigna angularis.Protoplasma. 2006 Oct 6; [Epub ahead of print]
Rykova MP, Gertsik IuG, Antropova EN, Buravkova LB.[Immunoglobulin e and allergen-specific IgE antibodies in cosmonauts before and after long-duration missions on the International Space Station]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):19-22. Russian.Note:
Stepanova SI, Galichii VA.[Dynamics of operator's efficiency under the condition of long continuous vigil]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):23-8. Russian.
Krasnov IB, D'iachkova LN.[The acceleration of ultrastructure changes of synapses in somatosensory cortex of the rats at repeated simulation of weightlessness effects]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):53-4. Russian.
Vorona AA, Zhdan'ko IM.[Improvement of the reliability of air crew spatial orientation with the psycho-educational methods]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):55-8. Russian.
Shibanov GP.[In-flight maintenance and repair of equipment of long-operating orbital stations]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;40(2):59-63. Russian.