Glenny RW, Hughes JM, West JB.Point: Counterpoint: Gravity is/is not the major factor determining the distribution of blood flow in the human lung.J Appl Physiol. 2007 Nov 15; [Epub ahead of print](PI: J.B. West)Note:
This is a debate over the relative role of gravity in affecting blood flow in the lung. Hughes and West argue that gravity is the single most important factor, though not the only factor; Glenny argues, from a model based on fractals, that "the geometry of the vascular tree is more important than gravity in determining regional blood flow" in the lung.
Barcellos-Hoff MH.Cancer as an emergent phenomenon in systems radiation biology.Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Nov 20; [Epub ahead of print](PI: M.H. Barcellos-Hoff)
Rabin E, Dizio PA, Ventura J, Lackner JR.Influences of arm proprioception and degrees of freedom on postural control with light touch feedback.J Neurophysiol. 2007 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print](PI: J.R. Lackner)
Haque A, Zakir M, Dickman JD.Recovery of gaze stability during vestibular regeneration.J Neurophysiol. 2007 Nov 28; [Epub ahead of print](PI: : J.D. Dickman)
Nickerson CA, Richter EG, Ott CM.Studying host-pathogen interactions in 3-D: Organotypic models for infectious disease and drug development.J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2007 Mar;2(1):26-31. Epub 2006 Dec 6.(PI: C.A. Nickerson)Note:
This is a review of this subject and of Cheryl Nickerson's work in this area. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
Other papers of interest:
Mariotti M, Maier JA.Gravitational unloading induces an anti-angiogenic phenotype in human microvascular endothelial cells.J Cell Biochem. 2007 Nov 2; [Epub ahead of print]
Clery D.Space. Columbus injects science into station.Science. 2007 Nov 30;318(5855):1374-5.Note:
Subheading after article title: "With Europe's Columbus laboratory on the launch pad – and Japan's research module due next year – our outpost in space is about to get a scientific makeover."
Di Dio C, Macaluso E, Rizzolatti G.The golden beauty: Brain response to classical and renaissance sculptures.PLoS ONE. 2007 Nov 21;2(11):e1201.Note:
This research examines objective versus subjective senses of beauty from the biological point of view. The paper can be obtained online without charge.