NASA Spaceline 21 December 2007 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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  1. Carr CE, Newman DJ. Space suit bioenergetics: Cost of transport during walking and running. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Dec;78(12):1093-102.
  2. Summers SM, Ulloa AS, Purdy RE. Endothelial role in the thoracic aorta response to hindlimb unloading in rats. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Dec;78(12):1103-7. (PI: R.E. Purdy)
  3. Bogomolov VV, Castrucci F, Comtois JM, Damann V, Davis JR, Duncan JM, Johnston SL, Gray GW, Grigoriev AI, Koike Y, Kuklinski P, Matveyev VP, Morgun VV, Pochuev VI, Sargsyan AE, Shimada K, Straube U, Tachibana S, Voronkov YV, Williams RS. International Space Station medical standards and certification for space flight participants. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Dec;78(12):1162-9.
  4. Scheuring RA, Jones JA, Polk JD. Human spaceflight health systems for the Constellation Project. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Dec;78(12):1179-80. Note: This article reviews the human spaceflight health systems being developed, in support of the Constellation Project, by the medical operations division of NASA Johnson Space Center, in conjunction with the exploration medical capabilities team at JSC. This includes initial flights of the Crew Exploration Vehicle to ISS, and later, lunar missions, a lunar outpost, and Mars missions.
  5. Brenner DJ, Hall EJ. Computed tomography--an increasing source of radiation exposure. N Engl J Med. 2007 Nov 29;357(22):2277-84. (PI: E.J. Hall) Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  6. Coleman CB, Allen PL, Valles JM, Hammond TG. Transcriptional regulation of changes in growth, cell cycle, and gene expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae due to changes in buoyancy. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2007 Dec 13; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T.G. Hammond)
  7. Moissl C, Hosoya N, Bruckner J, Stuecker T, Roman M, Venkateswaran K. Molecular microbial community structure of the Regenerative Enclosed Life Support Module Simulator air system. Int J Astrobiol. 2007 Apr;6(2):131-45. (PI: K. Venkateswaran)
  8. Osman S, Moissl C, Hosoya N, Briegel A, Mayilraj S, Satomi M, Venkateswaran K. Tetrasphaera remsis sp. nov., isolated from the Regenerative Enclosed Life Support Module Simulator (REMS) air system. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007 Dec;57(Pt 12):2749-53. (PI: K. Venkateswaran)
  9. Matus DQ, Magie CR, Pang K, Martindale MQ, Thomsen GH. The Hedgehog gene family of the cnidarian, Nematostella vectensis, and implications for understanding metazoan Hedgehog pathway evolution. Dev Biol. 2007 Sep 26; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kondrashov VS. Cosmonauts and lead: Resorption and increased blood lead levels during long term space flight. J Med Toxicol. 2006 Dec;2(4):172-3. Note: Last paragraph of this letter: "The evidence of spaceflight effects on NAD activity [based on Salyut 6 results] and the responsiveness of NAD activity to lead exposure, combined with the hypothesis that bone resorption during spaceflight will release lead stored in bones into blood circulation, warrants the monitoring of blood lead before, during, and after extended space missions." This paper can be obtained online without charge. It can be found via the Issue List (December 2006 issue) at the publisher's site.
  2. Lydakis C, Momen A, Blaha C, Herr M, Leuenberger UA, Sinoway LI. Changes of elastic properties of central arteries during acute static exercise and lower body negative pressure. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Dec 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Nishimura N, Iwasaki K, Ogawa Y, Shibata S. Oxygen administration, cerebral blood flow velocity, and dynamic cerebral autoregulation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007 Dec;78(12):1121-7.
  4. Wyller VB, Saul JP, Walløe L, Thaulow E. Sympathetic cardiovascular control during orthostatic stress and isometric exercise in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Dec 8; [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Cornachione A, Cação-Benedini LO, Shimano MM, Volpon JB, Martinez EZ, Mattiello-Sverzut AC. Morphological comparison of different protocols of skeletal muscle remobilization in rats after hindlimb suspension. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007 Dec 7; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Aravindan N, Madhusoodhanan R, Natarajan M, Herman TS. Alteration of apoptotic signaling molecules as a function of time after radiation in human neuroblastoma cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Dec 9; [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Meng H, May PJ, Dickman JD, Angelaki DE. Vestibular signals in primate thalamus: Properties and origins. J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 12;27(50):13590-602. Note: This paper is summarized in "This Week in the Journal."
  8. Kanu AB, Hill HH Jr. Ion mobility spectrometry detection for gas chromatography. J Chromatogr A. 2008 Jan 4;1177(1):12-27. Note: From abstract: "The most successful application of GC-IMS to date has been in the international space station." This paper can be obtained online without charge if accessed via the Table of Contents (click on the volume and issue at the publisher's site abstract).
  9. Walker MM. A model for encoding of magnetic field intensity by magnetite-based magnetoreceptor cells. J Theor Biol. 2008 Jan 7;250(1):85-91. Epub 2007 Sep 26.
  10. Tikhomirov AA, Velichko VV, Ushakova SA. Effect of increased CO2 concentrations on gas exchange and productivity of cultivated vegetables contributing to the phototrophic component of biological regeneration life-support systems. Dokl Biol Sci. 2007 Sep-Oct;416:379-81. Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2007; 416(5):715-9.
  11. Barer AS. [Water immersion as an anti-g protection for pilot. Pro et contra] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):3-19. Russian.
  12. Fomina GA, Kotovskaya AR, Zhernavkov AF, Pochuev VI. [Possibility to predict cosmonauts' orthostatic tolerance following short-and long-term space flights] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):20-4. Russian. Note: Short- and long-term space flight results.
  13. Alferova IV, Turchaninova VF, Golubchikova ZA, Krivolapov VV, Khorosheva EG. [Diagnostic potential of the lower-body negative pressure test in medical monitoring during extended space flights] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):25-9. Russian. Note: Long-term space flight results.
  14. Eskov KN. [Evaluation of the effectiveness of interpersonal interactions in an experiment with long-term isolation] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):30-3. Russian.
  15. Shafirkin AV, Kolomensky AV, Petrov VM. [Radiation safety provisions in a piloted mission to Mars based on calculated risks of overdose behind shielding] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):39-48. Russian.
  16. Mitrikas VG. [Calculation of radiation loads onto cosmonauts during extravehicular activities on the International Space Station] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):49-53. Russian. Note: ISS data.
  17. Berkovich YuA, Ziablova NV, Erokhin AN, Smolianina SO, Krivobok NM. [Greenhouse with a convex spherical planting surface as a prototype of space greenhouse and an instrument for studying the plant gravitropism] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;41(4):54-9. Russian.
  18. Bohannon J. The Gonzonaut goes to Mars. Science. 2007 Dec 14;318(5857):1689. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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