NASA Spaceline 15 June 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007

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  1. Jarvis SS, Levine BD, Prisk GK, Shykoff BE, Elliott AR, Rosow E, Blomqvist CG, Pawelczyk JA. Simultaneous determination of the accuracy and precision of closed-circuit cardiac output rebreathing techniques. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: J.A. Pawelczyk)
  2. Zhou X, Mazzanti ML, Chen JJ, Tzeng YS, Mansour JK, Gereige JD, Venkatesh AK, Sun Y, Mulkern RV, Albert MS. Reinvestigating hyperpolarized (129)Xe longitudinal relaxation time in the rat brain with noise considerations. NMR Biomed. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: M.S. Albert)
  3. Bikle DD. What is new in vitamin D: 2006-2007. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2007 Jul;19(4):383-8. (HSR&T PI: D.D. Bikle)
  4. Persaud R, Zhou H, Hei TK, Hall EJ. Demonstration of a radiation-induced bystander effect for low dose low LET beta-particles. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jun 7; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: E.J. Hall)
  5. Fischer U, McDonnell L, Orasanu J. Linguistic correlates of team performance: Toward a tool for monitoring team functioning during space missions. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B86-95. (HSR&T PI: J. Orasanu) Note: This paper and the following paper and papers #4-10 in the next section are included in a special supplement issue of this journal, entitled: "Operational applications of cognitive performance enhancement technologies." Many of the papers in the issue (table of contents) have a military focus.
  6. Cowings P, Toscano W, DeRoshia C, Taylor B, Hines A, Bright A, Dodds A. Converging indicators for assessing individual differences in adaptation to extreme environments. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B195-215. (HSR&T PI: P. Cowings)
  7. Straub TM, Honer zu Bentrup K, Orosz-Coghlan P, Dohnalkova A, Mayer BK, Bartholomew RA, Valdez CO, Bruckner-Lea CJ, Gerba CP, Abbaszadegan M, Nickerson CA. In vitro cell culture infectivity assay for human noroviruses. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Mar;13(3):396-403. (HSR&T PI: C.A. Nickerson) Note: From abstract: "We show, for the first time, that noroviruses can infect and replicate in a physiologically relevant 3-dimensional (3-D), organoid model of human small intestinal epithelium." This was accomplished with rotating wall vessel bioreactors. From paper: "…an in vitro cell culture assay for human noroviruses … is necessary before we can even begin to understand the mechanisms of pathogenesis for this virus." NOTE: This paper can be obtained online without charge. NOTE: This journal has an interesting set of covers depicting various kinds of art. Recent covers are accompanied by an article about the artist and the art.
  8. Coleman CB, Gonzalez-Villalobos RA, Allen PL, Johanson K, Guevorkian K, Valles JM, Hammond TG. Diamagnetic levitation changes growth, cell cycle, and gene expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2007 Jun 1; [Epub ahead of print] (HSR&T PI: : T.G. Hammond)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Russomano T, Rizzatti MR, Coelho RP, Scolari D, De Souza D, Pra-Veleda P. Effects of simulated hypergravity on biomedical experiments. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2007 May-Jun;26(3):66-71. Note: No abstract available. First paragraph of paper: "This article presents the conception and development of a centrifuge for hypergravity research use. Experiments were recorded via a digital camera and the images acquired were processed for better visualization of the effects of simulated variation of gravitational force on models of living systems and plant germination. Four different test models were used to illustrate the effects of 1.5 Gz and 7.0 Gz on human physiology, including the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. One experiment was conducted to evaluate plant germination and growth after intermittent hypergravity exposures to 7.0 Gz, which can demonstrate the usefulness of centrifuges on plant development in extra-terrestrial colonies."
  2. Kim MJ, Pal S, Tak YK, Lee KH, Yang TK, Lee SJ, Song JM. Determination of the dose-depth distribution of proton beam using resazurin assay in vitro and diode laser-induced fluorescence detection. Anal Chim Acta. 2007 Jun 19;593(2):214-23. Epub 2007 May 10.
  3. Tian JR, Crane BT, Ishiyama A, Demer JL. Three dimensional kinematics of rapid compensatory eye movements in humans with unilateral vestibular deafferentation. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Jun 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Pilcher JJ, Band D, Odle-Dusseau HN, Muth ER. Human performance under sustained operations and acute sleep deprivation conditions: Toward a model of controlled attention. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B15-24.
  5. Pilcher JJ, McClelland LE, Moore DD, Haarmann H, Baron J, Wallsten TS, McCubbin JA. Language performance under sustained work and sleep deprivation conditions. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B25-38.
  6. Cuevas HM, Fiore SM, Caldwell BS, Strater L. Augmenting team cognition in human-automation teams performing in complex operational environments. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B63-70.
  7. Salas E, Rosen MA, Burke CS, Nicholson D, Howse WR. Markers for enhancing team cognition in complex environments: The power of team performance diagnosis. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B77-85.
  8. Marshall SP. Identifying cognitive state from eye metrics. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B165-75.
  9. Tsai YF, Viirre E, Strychacz C, Chase B, Jung TP. Task performance and eye activity: Predicting behavior relating to cognitive workload. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B176-85.
  10. Berka C, Levendowski DJ, Lumicao MN, Yau A, Davis G, Zivkovic VT, Olmstead RE, Tremoulet PD, Craven PL. EEG correlates of task engagement and mental workload in vigilance, learning, and memory tasks. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B231-44.
  11. Corona BM, Fiedler ER. Potential paradigm for assessments of biomedical technologies in the operational environment. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 May;78(5 Suppl):B245-51.
  12. Vandewalle G, Middleton B, Rajaratnam SM, Stone BM, Thorleifsdottir B, Arendt J, Dijk DJ. Robust circadian rhythm in heart rate and its variability: Influence of exogenous melatonin and photoperiod. J Sleep Res. 2007 Jun;16(2):148-55.
  13. Tucker AM, Dinges DF, Van Dongen HP. Trait interindividual differences in the sleep physiology of healthy young adults. J Sleep Res. 2007 Jun;16(2):170-80.
  14. Hendrickx L, Mergeay M. From the deep sea to the stars: Human life support through minimal communities. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2007 Jun 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Liu X, Cheng JH, Lu HB, Zhang LF, Ma J, Dong XZ. [Recurrent quantification analysis of blood pressure signal in rats after simulated weightlessness] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):394-8. Chinese.
  16. Wang B, Cao XS, Wu YH, Yang Z, Zhang S. [Effects of simulated weightlessness on activity of ERK induced by BMP-2 in ROS17/2.8 cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):399-402. Chinese.
  17. Wang LJ, Dong WJ, Zhang D, Zhao Q, Tong FZ, Cao Y. [Sympathetic responses in caloric stimulation: Role in the cardiovascular control of anesthetized rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):403-7. Chinese.
  18. Qin LF, Guo SS, Ai WD, Tang YK. [Selection of salad vegetables in Controlled Ecological Life Support System] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):417-21. Chinese.
  19. Han Y, Lin GP. [Numerical simulation of CO2 removal with carbon molecular sieve for use in portable life support system] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):422-4. Chinese.
  20. Zhang C, Zheng CX, Yu XL, Li XP. [Analysis of mental fatigue based on approximate entropy of EEG] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):459-61. Chinese.
  21. Li ZL, Jiang SZ. [Research progress in space hematology] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2006 Dec;19(6):465-8. Review. Chinese.

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