NASA Spaceline 26 October 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Solar Probe
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2007

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  1. Watenpaugh DE, O'Leary DD, Schneider SM, Lee SM, Macias BR, Tanaka K, Hughson RL, Hargens AR. Lower body negative pressure (LBNP) exercise plus brief post-exercise LBNP improves post-bed rest orthostatic tolerance. J Appl Physiol. 2007 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S.M. Schneider, A.R. Hargens)
  2. Norrbrand L, Fluckey JD, Pozzo M, Tesch PA. Resistance training using eccentric overload induces early adaptations in skeletal muscle size. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.A. Tesch)
  3. Cook SB, Clark BC, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Effects of exercise load and blood-flow restriction on skeletal muscle function. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Oct;39(10):1708-13. (PI: S.B. Cook, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  4. Garcia CK, Wright WE, Shay JW. Human diseases of telomerase dysfunction: Insights into tissue aging. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Oct 3; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Minna/J.W. Shay) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Obenaus A, Jacobs RE. Magnetic resonance imaging of functional anatomy: Use for small animal epilepsy models. Epilepsia. 2007;48 Suppl 4:11-7.
  6. Zhu D, Fox GE, Chakravarty S. RECOVIR: An application package to automatically identify some single stranded RNA viruses using capsid protein residues that uniquely distinguish among these viruses. BMC Bioinformatics. 2007 Oct 10;8:379 [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.E. Fox) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  7. Rowe L, Deo S, Shofner J, Ensor M, Daunert S. Aequorin-based homogeneous cortisol immunoassay for analysis of saliva samples. Bioconjug Chem. 2007 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Daunert)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Mierau A, Girgenrath M, Bock O. Isometric force production during changed-Gz episodes of parabolic flight. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Oct 17; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results. From abstract: "We confirm that isometric force increases in high-Gz, and document that it increases in micro-Gz as well."
  2. Hamburg NM, McMackin CJ, Huang AL, Shenouda SM, Widlansky ME, Schulz E, Gokce N, Ruderman NB, Keaney JF Jr, Vita JA. Physical inactivity rapidly induces insulin resistance and microvascular dysfunction in healthy volunteers. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007 Oct 11; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Physical inactivity was 5 days of bed rest.
  3. Myers KA, Rattner JB, Shrive NG, Hart DA. Osteoblast-like cells and fluid flow: Cytoskeleton-dependent shear sensitivity. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Oct 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Zange J, Beisteiner M, Muller K, Shushakov V, Maassen N. Energy metabolism in intensively exercising calf muscle under a simulated orthostasis. Pflugers Arch. 2007 Oct 17; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Kakuris KK, Yerullis KB, Afoninos EA, Fedorov AK. Phosphate balance in phosphate supplemented and unsupplemented healthy subjects during and after hypokinesia. Clin Invest Med. 2007;30(5):E200-9.
  6. Weterings E, Chen DJ. DNA-dependent protein kinase in nonhomologous end joining: A lock with multiple keys? J Cell Biol. 2007 Oct 22;179(2):183-6. Epub 2007 Oct 15.
  7. Wilkens JJ, Oelfke U. Direct comparison of biologically optimized spread-out Bragg peaks for protons and carbon ions. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Maruta J, Raphan T, Simpson JI, Cohen B. Vertical (Z-axis) acceleration alters the ocular response to linear acceleration in the rabbit. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Oct 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Tal D, Gilbey P, Bar R, Shupak A. Seasickness pathogenesis and the otolithic organs: Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials study--preliminary results. Isr Med Assoc J. 2007 Sep;9(9):641-4. Note: This paper can be obtained online (link retrieves pdf directly) without charge.
  10. Miyazawa M, Torii T, Toshimitsu Y, Okada K, Koyama I. Hepatocyte dynamics in a three-dimensional rotating bioreactor. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Nov;22(11):1959-64.
  11. Noskov VB, Nichiporuk IA, Grigoriev AI. [Dynamics of the body liquids and composition in long-duration space flight (bio-impedance analysis)] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):3-7. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  12. Kotovskaya AR, Vil-Viliams IF. [Peculiar physiological reactions to +Gx loads of nonprofessional members of short-term missions to the ISS] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):7-13. Russian. Note: ISS, Mir results.
  13. Osadchiy LI, Balueva TV, Sergeev IV. [Nitrogen oxide participation in the mechanism of hemodynamics reactions to tilting] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):21-3. Russian.
  14. Krasnov IB, Dyachkova LN. [Primary and repeated exposure to hypergravity: Ultrastructure of the somatosensory cortex in rats] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):24-9. Russian.
  15. Repina LA, Abrosimova AN, Timoshenko GN, Issinsky IB. [Cytogenetic effects in human blood lymphocytes in vitro after irradiation by protons with 1-GEV energy] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):29-32. Russian.
  16. Voskanian KSh, Mitsyn GV, Gaevsky VN. [Radioprotective effect of helium-neon laser radiation for fibroblast cells] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):32-5. Russian.
  17. Shashkov VS, Karsanova SK, Yasnetsov VV. [Comparative protective action of radioprotectors and shielding in gamma-irradiated mice] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):39-43. Russian.
  18. Khekhneva AV, Guryeva TS, Sychev VN. [Study of food behavior of Japanese quail after clinorotation at early ontogenesis] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 May-Jun;41(3):65-6. Russian.

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