NASA Spaceline 26 January 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2007

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  1. Yang Y, Kaplan A, Pierre M, Adams G, Cavanagh P, Takahashi C, Kreitenberg A, Hicks J, Keyak J, Caiozzo V. Space cycle: A human-powered centrifuge that can be used for hypergravity resistance training. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Jan;78(1):2-9. (HSR&T PI: V. Caiozzo)
  2. Hwang S, Shelkovnikov SA, Purdy RE. Simulated microgravity effects on the rat carotid and femoral arteries: The role of contractile protein expression and mechanical properties of the vessel wall. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jan 11; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.E. Purdy)
  3. Deserranno D, Kassemi M, Thomas JD. Incorporation of myofilament activation mechanics into a lumped model of the human heart. Ann Biomed Eng. 2007 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.D. Thomas) Note: D. Deserranno and M. Kassemi are affiliated with NASA Glenn Research Center.
  4. Wakabayashi Y, Mao JH, Brown K, Girardi M, Balmain A. Promotion of Hras-induced squamous carcinomas by a polymorphic variant of the Patched gene in FVB mice. Nature. 2007 Jan 17; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A. Balmain)
  5. Kim YS, Jones TA, Chertoff ME, Nunnally WC. Columella footplate motion and the cochlear microphonic potential in the embryo and hatchling chicken. J Acoust Soc Am. 2006 Dec;120(6):3811-21. (HSR&T PI: T.A. Jones)
  6. Gong Y, Thompson JN Jr, Woodruff RC. Effect of deleterious mutations on life span in Drosophila melanogaster. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2006 Dec;61(12):1246-52. (HSR&T PI: J.N. Thompson Jr.)
  7. Davis JCh, Paul AL, Ferl RJ, Meisel MW. Topographical imaging technique for qualitative analysis of microarray data. Biotechniques. 2006 Nov;41(5):554, 556, 558. (HSR&T PI: R.J Ferl)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Hellweg CE, Baumstark-Khan C. Getting ready for the manned mission to Mars: The astronauts' risk from space radiation. Naturwissenschaften. 2007 Jan 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Norsk P. [How can human beings perform in the outer space? Exercise in space] Ugeskr Laeger. 2006 Dec 18;168(51):4516-8. Danish. Note: This paper, in Danish, can be obtained online without charge. It contains a picture of ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter exercising on ISS.
  3. Zhong H, Roy RR, Woo J, Kim JA, Edgerton VR. Differential modulation of myosin heavy chain phenotype in an inactive extensor and flexor muscle of adult rats. J Anat. 2007 Jan;210(1):19-31. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Kaji T, Yasui T, Suto M, Mitani R, Morine M, Uemura H, Maeda K, Irahara M. Effect of bed rest during pregnancy on bone turnover markers in pregnant and postpartum women. Bone. 2007 Jan 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Storm WF, Eddy DR, Welch CB, Hickey PA, Fischer J, Cardenas R. Cognitive performance following premature awakening from zolpidem or melatonin induced daytime sleep. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Jan;78(1):10-20.
  6. Heppner FH, Gabel JE, March K. Avian flight without visual reference: Preflight spinning produces spatial disorientation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Jan;78(1):43-7. Note: From abstract: ?We built a small centrifuge (?ornifuge?)??
  7. Burian D. Microarray applications in aerospace medicine. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Jan;78(1):76.
  8. Musselman K, Yang J. Loading the limb during rhythmic leg movements lengthens the duration of both flexion and extension in human infants. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Dec 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Fetsch CR, Wang S, Gu Y, Deangelis GC, Angelaki DE. Spatial reference frames of visual, vestibular, and multimodal heading signals in the dorsal subdivision of the medial superior temporal area. J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 17;27(3):700-12. Note: This paper is highlighted in ?This Week in the Journal.?
  10. Bringoux L, Mezey LE, Faldon M, Gresty MA, Bronstein AM. Influence of pitch tilts on the perception of gravity-referenced eye level in labyrinthine defective subjects. Neuropsychologia. 2007;45(2):350-6. Epub 2006 Nov 13.
  11. Mammoto A, Huang S, Ingber DE. Filamin links cell shape and cytoskeletal structure to Rho regulation by controlling accumulation of p190RhoGAP in lipid rafts. J Cell Sci. 2007 Feb 1;120(Pt 3):456-67. Epub 2007 Jan 16.
  12. De Smet I, Tetsumura T, De Rybel B, Frei Dit Frey N, Laplaze L, Casimiro I, Swarup R, Naudts M, Vanneste S, Audenaert D, Inze D, Bennett MJ, Beeckman T. Auxin-dependent regulation of lateral root positioning in the basal meristem of Arabidopsis. Development. 2007 Feb 15;134(4):681-90. Epub 2007 Jan 10. Note: This paper is featured on the cover of the journal.

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