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NASA Spaceline 16 March 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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  1. Zhang R, Levine BD. Autonomic ganglionic blockade does not prevent reduction in cerebral blood flow velocity during orthostasis in humans. Stroke. 2007 Mar 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: C.G. Blomqvist/B.D. Levine)
  2. Spier SA, Delp MD, Stallone JN, Dominguez JM, Muller-Delp JM. Exercise training enhances flow-induced vasodilation in skeletal muscle resistance arteries of aged rats: Role of PGI2 and NO. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Mar 2; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.D. Delp)
  3. Edmonds JL, Jarchow T, Young LR. A stair-stepper for exercising on a short-radius centrifuge. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Feb;78(2):129-34. (HSR&T PI: L.R. Young)
  4. Kwon D, Bouffard JA, van Holsbeeck M, Sargsyan AE, Hamilton DR, Melton SL, Dulchavsky SA. Battling fire and ice: Remote guidance ultrasound to diagnose injury on the International Space Station and the ice rink. Am J Surg. 2007 Mar;193(3):417-20. (HSR&T PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note: National Hockey League and Olympic athletic trainers were taught to use remote ultrasound diagnosis, as has been done on ISS.
  5. Cucinotta FA, Kim MH, Schneider SI, Hassler DM. Description of light ion production cross sections and fluxes on the Mars surface using the QMSFRG model. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Mar 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
  6. Jackson SR, Zhu CH, Paulson V, Watkins L, Dikmen ZG, Gryaznov SM, Wright WE, Shay JW. Antiadhesive effects of GRN163L--An oligonucleotide N3'->P5' thio-phosphoramidate targeting telomerase. Cancer Res. 2007 Feb 1;67(3):1121-9. (HSR&T PI: J.D. Minna)
  7. Stowe RP, Kozlova EV, Yetman DL, Walling DM, Goodwin JS, Glaser R. Chronic herpesvirus reactivation occurs in aging. Exp Gerontol. 2007 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.P. Stowe)
  8. Sandmann T, Girardot C, Brehme M, Tongprasit W, Stolc V, Furlong EE. A core transcriptional network for early mesoderm development in Drosophila melanogaster. Genes Dev. 2007 Feb 15;21(4):436-49.
  9. Sabina RL, Paul AL, Ferl RJ, Laber B, Lindell SD. Adenine nucleotide pool perturbation is a metabolic trigger for AMP deaminase inhibitor-based herbicide toxicity. Plant Physiol. 2007 Feb 16; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: R.J. Ferl) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Berthon P, Duguez S, Favier FB, Amirouche A, Feasson L, Vico L, Denis C, Freyssenet D. Regulation of ubiquitin-proteasome system, caspase enzyme activities, and extracellular proteinases in rat soleus muscle in response to unloading. Pflugers Arch. 2007 Mar 3; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Servais S, Letexier D, Favier R, Duchamp C, Desplanches D. Prevention of unloading-induced atrophy by vitamin E supplementation: Links between oxidative stress and soleus muscle proteolysis? Free Radic Biol Med. 2007 Mar 1;42(5):627-35. Epub 2006 Dec 15.
  3. Canu MH, Darnaudery M, Falempin M, Maccari S, Viltart O. Effect of hindlimb unloading on motor activity in adult rats: Impact of prenatal stress. Behav Neurosci. 2007 Feb;121(1):177-85.
  4. Chen CH, Liu X, Yeh ML, Huang MH, Zhai Q, Lowe WR, Lintner DM, Luo ZP. Pathological changes of human ligament after complete mechanical unloading. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Feb 12; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Zorbas YG, Kakuris KK, Deogenov VA, Yerullis KB. Phosphate homeotasis in healthy subjects during prolonged periodic and continuous hypokinesia. Clin Biochem. 2007 Jan 26; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Esch BT, Scott JM, Warburton DE. Construction of a lower body negative pressure chamber. Adv Physiol Educ. 2007 Mar;31(1):76-81. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Montcalm-Smith E, Caviness J, Chen Y, McCarron RM. Stress biomarkers in a rat model of decompression sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Feb;78(2):87-93.
  8. Lu HB, Zhang LF, Bai J, Liu X, Zhang GP. Mathematical modeling of high G protection afforded by various anti-G equipment and techniques. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Feb;78(2):100-9.
  9. Ohyama S, Nishiike S, Watanabe H, Matsuoka K, Akizuki H, Takeda N, Harada T. Autonomic responses during motion sickness induced by virtual reality. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2007 Feb 28; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Taube JS. The head direction signal: Origins and sensory-motor integration. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2007 Mar 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Tabony J, Rigotti N, Glade N, Cortes S. Effect of weightlessness on colloidal particle transport and segregation in self-organising microtubule preparations. Biophys Chem. 2007 Feb 8; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Maxus 5 sounding rocket results.
  12. Polte TR, Shen M, Karavitis J, Montoya M, Pendse J, Xia S, Mazur E, Ingber DE. Nanostructured magnetizable materials that switch cells between life and death. Biomaterials. 2007 Feb 15; [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Saha S, Paul D, Mukherjee A, Banerjee S, Majumder GC. A computerized spectrophotometric instrumental system to determine the "vertical velocity" of sperm cells: A novel concept. Cytometry A. 2007 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print] Note: From abstract: ?Undertaking upward movement against gravity is much tougher as compared with horizontal movement. Consequently average vertical velocity is expected to be a much better identifying parameter for assessing semen and other motile cell quality.?
  14. Carin-Levy G, Jones D. Psychosocial aspects of scuba diving for people with physical disabilities: An occupational science perspective. Can J Occup Ther. 2007 Feb;74(1):6-14. Note: From abstract: ?subjects [people with physical disabilities] stressed that carrying out the activity in a buoyant environment allowed them to feel weightless, thus free from their impairments and equal to non-disabled divers.?

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