NASA Spaceline 11 January 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2008

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  1. Lloyd SA, Travis ND, Lu T, Bateman TA. Development of a low dose antiresorptive drug regimen reveals synergistic suppression of bone formation when coupled with disuse. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jan 3; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T.A. Bateman)
  2. Li J, Waugh LJ, Hui SL, Burr DB, Warden SJ. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have opposing effects during stress fracture repair. J Orthop Res. 2007 Dec;25(12):1559-67. (PI: J. Li)
  3. Bailey SM. Telomeres and double-strand breaks - All's well that "ends" well. ... Radiat Res. 2008 Jan;169(1):1-7. (PI: S.M. Bailey) Note: The author presents a career perspective and an overview of the subject of telomeres and DNA double-strand breaks in the 2007 Michael Fry Research Award Lecture.
  4. Weterings E, Chen DJ. The endless tale of non-homologous end-joining. Cell Res. 2008 Jan;18(1):114-24. (PI: D.J. Chen) Note: This paper is one of a series of reviews in a special issue of this journal on the subject of DNA damage responses and genome maintenance. All of the papers in this issue can be obtained online without charge.
  5. Lockley SW, Barger LK, Ayas NT, Rothschild JM, Czeisler CA, Landrigan CP; Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group. Effects of health care provider work hours and sleep deprivation on safety and performance. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Nov;33(11 Suppl):7-18. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  6. Landrigan CP, Czeisler CA, Barger LK, Ayas NT, Rothschild JM, Lockley SW; Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group. Effective implementation of work-hour limits and systemic improvements. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Nov;33(11 Suppl):19-29. (PI: C.A. Czeisler)
  7. Potts BE, Hart ML, Snyder LL, Boyle D, Mosier DA, Chapes SK. Differentiation of C2D macrophage cells after adoptive transfer. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Dec 19; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes)
  8. Nyochembeng LM, Beyl CA, Pacumbaba RP. Optimizing edible fungal growth and biodegradation of inedible crop residues using various cropping methods. Bioresour Technol. 2007 Dec 20; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.A. Mitchell/C.A. Beyl/NSCORT)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Udaka J, Ohmori S, Terui T, Ohtsuki I, Ishiwata S, Kurihara S, Fukuda N. Disuse-induced preferential loss of the giant protein titin depresses muscle performance via abnormal sarcomeric organization. J Gen Physiol. 2008 Jan;131(1):33-41. Note: This paper is featured on the cover of the journal.
  2. Litvinova KS, Tarakin PP, Fokina NM, Istomina VE, Larina IM, Shenkman BS. [Reloading of rat soleus after hindlimb unloading and serum insulin-like growth factor 1] Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2007 Oct;93(10):1143-55. Russian.
  3. Yamakawa K, Kamekura S, Kawamura N, Saegusa M, Kamei D, Murakami M, Kudo I, Uematsu S, Akira S, Chung UI, Nakamura K, Kawaguchi H. Association of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 deficiency with impaired fracture healing, but not with bone loss or osteoarthritis, in mouse models of skeletal disorders. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jan;58(1):172-83. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Tawhai MH, Burrowes KS. Multi-scale models of the lung airways and vascular system. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;605:190-4.
  5. Wu W, Wang M, Wu W, Singh SK, Mussfeldt T, Iliakis G. Repair of radiation induced DNA double strand breaks by backup NHEJ is enhanced in G2. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 Feb 1;7(2):329-38. Epub 2007 Dec 26.
  6. Little MP, Tawn EJ, Tzoulaki I, Wakeford R, Hildebrandt G, Paris F, Tapio S, Elliott P. A systematic review of epidemiological associations between low and moderate doses of ionizing radiation and late cardiovascular effects, and their possible mechanisms. Radiat Res. 2008 Jan;169(1):99-109.
  7. Puskin JS. What can epidemiology tell us about risks at low doses? Radiat Res. 2008 Jan;169(1):122-4.
  8. Vuillerme N, Pinsault N, Chenu O, Demongeot J, Payan Y, Danilov Y. Sensory supplementation system based on electrotactile tongue biofeedback of head position for balance control. Neurosci Lett. 2007 Dec 5; [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Crane BT, Tian J, Ishiyama A, Demer JL. Unilateral deafferentation and eye position misdirect the initial vestibulo-ocular reflex: A model-based study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Dec;48(12):5512-22.
  10. Sinha S, Singh SN, Monga YP, Ray US. Improvement of glutathione and total antioxidant status with yoga. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Dec;13(10):1085-90.
  11. Shevchenko G, Kalinina Y, Kordyum E. Role of cytoskeleton in gravisensing of the root elongation zone in Arabidopsis thaliana plants. Cell Biol Int. 2007 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Song JE, Kim YS, Sohn JY. The impact of plants on the reduction of volatile organic compounds in a small space. J Physiol Anthropol. 2007 Nov;26(6):599-603. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  13. Geng J, Sun XQ, Yang CB, Wang YC, Wu YH, Wang HS. [Changes of cardiac pump function in push-pull effect simulated by tilt table] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Jun;20(3):157-60. Chinese. Note: Titles, authors, and references for the individual papers from this journal are available in English at the links given here. English abstracts are not available. Journal main site.
  14. Lv DC, Zhao YL, Wang GL, Liang H, Guo YY. [Effects of beer and ethanol on gamma ray-induced chromosome aberration in mouse bone marow cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Jun;20(3):161-4. Chinese.
  15. Ai WD, Guo SS, Qin LF, Tang YK. [Development of a ground-based micro-algae photo-bioreactor experimental facility for using in space] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Jun;20(3):165-9. Chinese.
  16. Chen ZY, Hao HW, Li LM. [Design of a novel quartz temperature sensor used for temperature monitoring in manned space flight] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Jun;20(3):170-3. Chinese. Note: This is a study to determine suitability of the design methodology for a sensor for use in human space flight.
  17. Zeng Y, Liu XH. [Experimental technologies for imposing mechanical force on cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Jun;20(3):227-34. Chinese.
  18. Zhang Y, Li Y, Tu QF, Chen HQ. [Effects of fluid shear stress on IL-8 mRNA expression in EA. Hy926 cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Aug;20(4):240-4. Chinese.
  19. Guo XD, Yan GZ, He WH. [Telemetric localization of detecting capsule in gastrointestinal tract] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Aug;20(4):294-8. Chinese. Note: From abstract: "After putting into practice, the device can also be used in food selection for astronauts by monitoring their gastrointestinal parameters in space."
  20. Wu FF, Wang RC, Jin DW, Zhang JC, Mitobe KT, Youshimura N. [Effects of vibration noise under the feet on balancing ability in elder people] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Aug;20(4):299-303. Chinese.
  21. Yu C, Zhang Y, Liu XH. [Mechano-chemical signal pathway of endothelial cells migration induced by fluid shear stress] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Aug;20(4):308-12. Chinese.

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