NASA Spaceline 16 November 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2007

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  1. Thorrez L, Shansky J, Wang L, Fast L, Vandendriessche T, Chuah M, Mooney D, Vandenburgh H. Growth, differentiation, transplantation and survival of human skeletal myofibers on biodegradable scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2008 Jan;29(1):75-84. (PI: H. Vandenburgh)
  2. Pearce VP, Sherrell J, Lou Z, Kopelovich L, Wright WE, Shay JW. Immortalization of epithelial progenitor cells mediated by resveratrol. Oncogene. 2007 Oct 29; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Minna/W.E. Wright/J.W. Shay)
  3. Xu G, Zhang L, Ren G, Yuan Z, Zhang Y, Zhao RC, Shi Y. Immunosuppressive properties of cloned bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. Cell Res. 2007 Mar;17(3):240-8. (PI: Y. Shi) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Liao K, Walker MF, Joshi A, Reschke M, Leigh RJ. Vestibulo-ocular responses to vertical translation in normal human subjects. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Nov 8; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M. Reschke)
  5. Fritzsch B, Beisel KW, Pauley S, Soukup G. Molecular evolution of the vertebrate mechanosensory cell and ear. Int J Dev Biol. 2007;51(6-7):663-78. (PI: B. Fritzsch) Note: This paper is part of a special issue of this journal devoted to the topic "Ear Development."
  6. Carnes BA. Senescence viewed through the lens of comparative biology. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Nov;1114:14-22. (PI: B.A. Carnes) Note: This paper is in a volume entitled: "Healthy Aging and Longevity: Third International Conference."
  7. Kinney AL. National scientific facilities and their science impact on nonbiomedical research. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Nov 13;104(46):17943-7. Epub 2007 Nov 8. Note: This is a study of scientific publishing impact in the physical sciences, engineering, and technology. From the paper's conclusion: "The top-ranked academic institutions in the United States [Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, etc.] have the highest impact index among all of the institutions evaluated here, followed by leading DOE laboratories and NASA centers, which generally rank higher than the selected public universities [Northwestern, Indiana, Minnesota, etc.] This paper can be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Haddad F, Qin AX, Bodell PW, Jiang W, Giger JM, Baldwin KM. Intergenic transcription and developmental regulation of cardiac myosin heavy chain genes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Nov 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Booth FW, Laye MJ, Lees SJ, Rector RS, Thyfault JP. Reduced physical activity and risk of chronic disease: The biology behind the consequences. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Nov 7; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Loesberg WA, Walboomers XF, van Loon JJ, Jansen JA. Simulated microgravity activates MAPK pathways in fibroblasts cultured on microgrooved surface topography. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2007 Nov 6; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Abreu EL, Leigh D, Derwin KA. Effect of altered mechanical load conditions on the structure and function of cultured tendon fascicles. J Orthop Res. 2007 Oct 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Pietramaggiori G, Liu P, Scherer SS, Kaipainen A, Prsa MJ, Mayer H, Newalder J, Alperovich M, Mentzer SJ, Konerding MA, Huang S, Ingber DE, Orgill DP. Tensile forces stimulate vascular remodeling and epidermal cell proliferation in living skin. Ann Surg. 2007 Nov;246(5):896-902.
  6. Motabagani MA. Morphological and morphometric study on the effect of simulated microgravity on rat testis. Chin J Physiol. 2007 Aug 31;50(4):199-209.
  7. Amundson SA. Functional genomics in radiation biology: A gateway to cellular systems-level studies. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Nov 1; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  8. Bringoux L, Robic G, Gauthier GM, Vercher JL. Judging beforehand the possibility of passing under obstacles without motion: The influence of egocentric and geocentric frames of reference. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Nov 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Wada Y, Kodaka Y, Kawano K. Vertical eye position responses to steady-state sinusoidal fore-aft head translation in monkeys. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Oct 2; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Gianna-Poulin CC, Peterka RJ. Interaction between otolith organ and semicircular canal vestibulo-ocular reflexes during eccentric rotation in humans. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Oct 30; [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Shimizu M, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H. p-Chlorophenoxyisobutyric acid impairs auxin response for gravity-regulated peg formation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) seedlings. J Plant Res. 2007 Nov 7; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  12. Benavides GA, Squadrito GL, Mills RW, Patel HD, Isbell TS, Patel RP, Darley-Usmar VM, Doeller JE, Kraus DW. Hydrogen sulfide mediates the vasoactivity of garlic. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Nov 13;104(46):17977-82. Epub 2007 Oct 19.

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