NASA Spaceline 9 November 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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  1. Mittra E, Rubin C, Gruber B, Qin YX. Evaluation of trabecular mechanical and microstructural properties in human calcaneal bone of advanced age using mechanical testing, muCT, and DXA. J Biomech. 2007 Oct 20; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: Y.X. Qin)
  2. Lakin WD, Stevens SA, Penar PL. Modeling intracranial pressures in microgravity: The influence of the blood-brain barrier. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):932-6.
  3. Palmisano S, Bonato F, Bubka A, Folder J. Vertical display oscillation effects on forward vection and simulator sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):951-6.
  4. Firstenberg MS, Greenberg NL, Garcia MJ, Thomas JD. Relationship between ventricular contractility and early diastolic intraventricular pressure gradients: A diastolic link to systolic function. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2007 Oct 8; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  5. Kleiman NJ, David J, Elliston CD, Hopkins KM, Smilenov LB, Brenner DJ, Worgul BV, Hall EJ, Lieberman HB. Mrad9 and Atm haploinsufficiency enhance spontaneous and X-ray-induced cataractogenesis in mice. Radiat Res. 2007 Nov;168(5):567-73. (PI: E.J. Hall)
  6. Schollnberger H, Mitchel RE, Redpath JL, Crawford-Brown DJ, Hofmann W. Detrimental and protective bystander effects: A model approach. Radiat Res. 2007 Nov;168(5):614-26. (PI: J.L. Redpath)
  7. Zhong W, Xie Y, Wang Y, Lewis J, Trostinskaia A, Wang F, Puscheck EE, Rappolee DA. Use of hyperosmolar stress to measure stress-activated protein kinase activation and function in human HTR cells and mouse trophoblast stem cells. Reprod Sci. 2007 Sep;14(6):534-47. (PI: D.A. Rappolee)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Prange GB, Kallenberg LA, Jannink MJ, Stienen AH, van der Kooij H, Ijzerman MJ, Hermens HJ. Influence of gravity compensation on muscle activity during reach and retrieval in healthy elderly. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2007 Sep 30; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Gravity compensation was supplied by a mechanical, passive device used to counteract the influence of gravity on the arm. Named Freebal, the device is made up of springs, ropes, and pulleys.
  2. Ogawa Y, Iwasaki K, Aoki K, Shibata S, Kato J, Ogawa S. Central hypervolemia with hemodilution impairs dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Anesth Analg. 2007 Nov;105(5):1389-96. Note: J.K. Shoemaker, commenting on the above paper in the same issue, emphasized the complexity of integrative physiology as applied to this problem.
  3. Thijssen DH, Rongen GA, Smits P, Hopman MT. Physical (in)activity and endothelium-derived constricting factors: Overlooked adaptations. J Physiol. 2007 Oct 25; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Gordon JL, Lavoie KL, Arsenault A, Ditto B, Bacon SL. Health behaviors and endothelial function. J Behav Med. 2007 Sep 29; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Epperly M, Jin S, Nie S, Cao S, Zhang X, Franicola D, Wang H, Fink MP, Greenberger JS. Ethyl pyruvate, a potentially effective mitigator of damage after total-body irradiation. Radiat Res. 2007 Nov;168(5):552-9.
  6. Atwood T, Payne VS, Zhao W, Brown WR, Wheeler KT, Zhu JM, Robbins ME. Quantitative magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals a potential relationship between radiation-induced changes in rat brain metabolites and cognitive impairment. Radiat Res. 2007 Nov;168(5):574-81.
  7. Liu Z, Prestwich WV, Stewart RD, Byun SH, Mothersill CE, McNeill FE, Seymour CB. Effective target size for the induction of bystander effects in medium transfer experiments. Radiat Res. 2007 Nov;168(5):627-30.
  8. Morand J, Deperas-Standylo J, Urbanik W, Moss R, Hachem S, Sauerwein W, Wojcik A. Confidence limits for Neyman type A-distributed events. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2007 Oct 19; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Schneider S, Brummer V, Mierau A, Carnahan H, Dubrowski A, Struder HK. Increased brain cortical activity during parabolic flights has no influence on a motor tracking task. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Nov 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  10. Zhang H, He Z, Gao Y, Hinghofer-Szalkay HG, Fan X. Muscle composition after 14-day hindlimb unloading in rats: Effects of two herbal compounds. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):926-31.
  11. Joseph JA, Griffin MJ. Motion sickness from combined lateral and roll oscillation: Effect of varying phase relationships. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):944-50.
  12. Westmoreland D, Krell RW, Self BP. Physiological responses to the Coriolis illusion: Effects of head position and vision. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):985-9.
  13. Guardiera S, Bock O, Pongratz H, Krause W. Acceleration effects on manual performance with isometric and displacement joysticks. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):990-4.
  14. McDonald V. Space medicine at Wyle Laboratories. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Oct;78(10):1009-10. Note: This article is an overview of Wyle Laboratories' support to NASA Johnson Space Center in space medicine for the Shuttle, ISS, Constellation, and Human Research programs.
  15. Adams WJ. Frames of reference for the light-from-above prior in visual search and shape judgements. Cognition. 2007 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Paul R, Heil P, Spatz JP, Schwarz US. Propagation of mechanical stress through the actin cytoskeleton towards focal adhesions: Model and experiment. Biophys J. 2007 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  17. Silady RA, Ehrhardt DW, Jackson K, Faulkner C, Oparka K, Somerville CR. The GRV2/RME-8 protein of Arabidopsis functions in the late endocytic pathway and is required for vacuolar membrane flow. Plant J. 2007 Oct 29; [Epub ahead of print]

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