NASA Spaceline 1 June 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness


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  1. Crucian B, Lee P, Stowe R, Jones J, Effenhauser R, Widen R, Sams C. Immune system changes during simulated planetary exploration on Devon Island, High Arctic. BMC Immunol. 2007 May 23;8:7 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Bucaro MA, Zahm AM, Risbud MV, Ayyaswamy PS, Mukundakrishnan K, Steinbeck MJ, Shapiro IM, Adams CS. The effect of simulated microgravity on osteoblasts is independent of the induction of apoptosis. J Cell Biochem. 2007 May 22; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: I.M. Shapiro/P.S. Ayyaswamy)
  3. Neuwirth EA, Honma M, Grosovsky AJ. Interchromosomal crossing-over in human cells is associated with long gene conversion tracts. Mol Cell Biol. 2007 May 21; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: A.J. Grosovsky)
  4. Bubka A, Bonato F, Palmisano S. Expanding and contracting optical flow patterns and simulator sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Apr;78(4):383-6.
  5. Kronauer RE, Gunzelmann G, Van Dongen HP, Doyle FJ 3rd, Klerman EB. Uncovering physiologic mechanisms of circadian rhythms and sleep/wake regulation through mathematical modeling. J Biol Rhythms. 2007 Jun;22(3):233-45. (HSR&T PI: E.B. Klerman) Note: This paper and the following paper were part of a special section of five papers in this issue summarizing the workshop "Modeling Circadian Rhythmicity, Sleep Regulation, and Neurobehavioral Function" that took place at a 2006 joint meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Life Sciences Group and the Society for Mathematical Biology.
  6. Dean DA 2nd, Fletcher A, Hursh SR, Klerman EB. Developing mathematical models of neurobehavioral performance for the "real world." J Biol Rhythms. 2007 Jun;22(3):246-58. (HSR&T PI: E.B. Klerman)
  7. Monk TH, Kupfer DJ. Which aspects of morningness-eveningness change with age? J Biol Rhythms. 2007 Jun;22(3):278-80. (HSR&T PI: T.H. Monk)
  8. Barger LK, Hoban-Higgins TM, Fuller CA. Assessment of circadian rhythms throughout the menstrual cycle of female rhesus monkeys. Am J Primatol. 2007 May 23; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PIs: L.K. Barger, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; C.A. Fuller)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kornilova LN, Temnikova VV, Sagalovich SV, Aleksandrov VV, Iakushev AG. [Effect of otoliths upon function of the semicircular canals after long-term stay under conditions of microgravitation] Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2007 Feb;93(2):128-40. Russian. Note: Space flight(s) unknown.
  2. Roan RM, Boyd GL.; response by Rabitsch W, Moser D, Frass M, Rich JM, Benumof JL. Prediction of a low success rate of astronauts in space in performing endotracheal intubation. Anesthesiology. 2007 Jun;106(6):1247-1248, 1248. Note: This is a letter commenting on an earlier paper by Rabitsch et al. and a response, concerning the likely success rate of two different methods of performing tracheal intubation in space.
  3. Rickards CA, Ryan KL, Cooke WH, Lurie KG, Convertino VA. Inspiratory resistance delays the reporting of symptoms with central hypovolemia: Association with cerebral blood flow. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 May 16; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Edwards LC, Layne CS. Effect of dynamic weight bearing on neuromuscular activation after spinal cord injury. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Jun;86(6):499-506.
  5. Roy RR, Matsumoto A, Zhong H, Ishihara A, Edgerton VR. Rat alpha- and gamma-motoneuron soma size and succinate dehydrogenase activity are independent of neuromuscular activity level. Muscle Nerve. 2007 May 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Nooij SA, Bos JE, Groen EL. Motion sickness provoked by torso rotation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Apr;78(4):444. Note: This letter comments on an earlier paper regarding prediction of space sickness by ground-based testing. The authors of the letter cite research supporting use of the after-effects of sustained centrifugation as a model for predicting space sickness.
  7. Walker MF, Tian J, Zee DS. Kinematics of the rotational vestibulo-ocular reflex: Role of the cerebellum. J Neurophysiol. 2007 May 23; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Pierrot-Deseilligny C, Richeh W, Bolgert F. Upbeat nystagmus due to a caudal medullary lesion and influenced by gravity. J Neurol. 2007 Jan;254(1):120-1. Epub 2007 Feb 14.
  9. Blagosklonny MV. Research by retrieving experiments. Cell Cycle. 2007 Jun 1;6(11) [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper outlines a concept for significantly expanding the availability and usefulness of research data. The paper can be obtained online without charge.

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