NASA Spaceline 10 August 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness


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  1. Pavy-Le Traon A, Heer M, Narici MV, Rittweger J, Vernikos J. From space to Earth: Advances in human physiology from 20 years of bed rest studies (1986-2006). Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Jul 28; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This is a major review of recent bed rest studies by the former director of NASA life sciences Joan Vernikos and European colleagues. The paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Haus JM, Carrithers JA, Carroll CC, Tesch PA, Trappe TA. Contractile and connective tissue protein content of human skeletal muscle: Effects of 35 and 90 days of simulated microgravity and exercise countermeasures. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 Aug 1; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.A. Tesch)
  3. Wilson TE, Sauder CL, Kearney ML, Kuipers NT, Leuenberger UA, Monahan KD, Ray CA. Skin-surface cooling elicits peripheral and visceral vasoconstriction in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Ray)
  4. Ishii H, Wang Y, Huebner K. A Fhit-ing role in the DNA damage checkpoint response. Cell Cycle. 2007 May;6(9):1044-8. Epub 2007 May 29. (PI: Y. Wang)
  5. Wei G, Ku S, Ma GK, Saito S, Tang AA, Zhang J, Mao JH, Appella E, Balmain A, Huang EJ. HIPK2 represses beta-catenin-mediated transcription, epidermal stem cell expansion, and skin tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Aug 7;104(32):13040-5. Epub 2007 Jul 31. (PI: A. Balmain) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Soller BR, Hagan RD, Shear M, Walz JM, Landry M, Anunciacion D, Orquiola A, Heard SO. Comparison of intramuscular and venous blood pH, PCO(2) and PO(2) during rhythmic handgrip exercise. Physiol Meas. 2007 Jun;28(6):639-49. Epub 2007 May 3. (PI: B.R. Soller)
  7. Amano K, Miyake K, Borke JL, McNeil PL. Breaking biological barriers with a toothbrush. J Dent Res. 2007 Aug;86(8):769-74. (PI: P.L. McNeil) Note: This research is featured on the cover of the journal.
  8. Lynch SV, Dixon L, Benoit MR, Brodie EL, Keyhan M, Hu P, Ackerley DF, Andersen GL, Matin A. Role of the rapA gene in controlling antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli biofilms. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Jul 30; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A. Matin)
  9. Chao PH, Grayson W, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Engineering cartilage and bone using human mesenchymal stem cells. J Orthop Sci. 2007 Jul;12(4):398-404. Epub 2007 Aug 2. (PI: L.E. Freed/G. Vunjak-Novakovic) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  10. Moissl C, Osman S, La Duc MT, Dekas A, Brodie E, DeSantis T, Venkateswaran K. Molecular bacterial community analysis of clean rooms where spacecraft are assembled. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2007 Sep;61(3):509-21. Epub 2007 Jul 26.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Malone AM, Anderson CT, Tummala P, Kwon RY, Johnston TR, Stearns T, Jacobs CR. Primary cilia mediate mechanosensing in bone cells by a calcium-independent mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper by recent PI Christopher Jacobs presents evidence that identifies cilia as a mechanism for mechanotransduction in bone, via cilia deflection during fluid flow in bone. The paper can be obtained online without charge.
  2. Mulder ER, Kuebler WM, Gerrits KH, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D, Stegeman DF, De Haan A. Knee extensor fatigability after bedrest for 8 weeks with and without countermeasure. Muscle Nerve. 2007 Jul 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Pandorf CE, Haddad F, Qin AX, Baldwin KM. IIx myosin heavy chain promoter regulation cannot be characterized in vivo by direct gene transfer. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 Aug 1; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Oshima M, Suzuki H, Guo X, Oshima H. Increased level of serum vascular endothelial growth factor by long-term exposure to hypergravity. Exp Anim. 2007 Jul;56(4):309-13. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Iwata K, Takabayashi A, Mori S, Miyachi EI. Eye movements of goldfish evoked by body tilting and linear acceleration. Biol Sci Space. 2007 Mar;21(1):3-5. Note: Articles in this journal are available without cost. This issue was not posted online as of the date of this web site posting, however.
  6. Sajan SA, Warchol ME, Lovett M. Towards a systems biology of mouse inner ear organogenesis: Gene expression pathways, patterns and network analysis. Genetics. 2007 Jul 29; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  7. Keshner EA, Streepey J, Dhaher Y, Hain T. Pairing virtual reality with dynamic posturography serves to differentiate between patients experiencing visual vertigo. J Neuroengineering Rehabil. 2007 Jul 9;4:24 [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  8. Richter P, Helbling W, Streb C, Hader DP. PAR and UV effects on vertical migration and photosynthesis in Euglena gracilis. Photochem Photobiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;83(4):818-23.
  9. Zhang Z, Friedman H, Meir S, Rosenberger I, Halevy AH, Philosoph-Hadas S. Microtubule reorientation in shoots precedes bending during the gravitropic response of cut snapdragon spikes. J Plant Physiol. 2007 Jul 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Lu LL, Wu B, Wu P, Gu ZM, Wang YL, Liu XH, Tang Y. [Difference of responses of males and females under -30 head-down tilt] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Apr;20(2):87-91. Chinese. Note: Titles, authors, and references for the individual papers in this journal are available at the link given in each citation. Abstracts are not available.
  11. Ma XW, Feng HZ, Yu ZB. [Comparison of morphological features in soleus between tail-suspended and 30-month-old rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Apr;20(2):92-6. Chinese.
  12. Wang HS, Sun XQ, Cao XS, Wei XY, Wang YC, Geng J. [Effects of push-pull maneuver on GFAP expression of rat brain] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Apr;20(2):97-101. Chinese.
  13. Li ZX, Zhang CL, Tan C. [Effect of 30 Hz whole body vibration on osteoporosis] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Apr;20(2):116-9. Chinese.
  14. He ZQ, Song S, Zhou HM, Jin X, Chi RF, Chen JM. [Electrochemical recycle of NOx and CO2 emissions from wastes incineration for long-term manned space flight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Apr;20(2):154-6. Chinese.
  15. Ju JH, Kim HY, Park SH. Clinical Images: Earth, moon, and stars in a patient with gouty arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Jul 30;56(8):2802 [Epub ahead of print] Note: Interesting pictures, comparing crystals taken from a patient with a van Gogh painting and with a NASA Earth-moon photograph.

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