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NASA Spaceline 8 February 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,
Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008

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  1. Dorfman TA, Rosen BD, Perhonen MA, Tillery T, McColl R, Peshock RM, Levine BD. Diastolic suction is impaired by bed rest: MRI tagging studies of diastolic untwisting. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] (PI: B.D. Levine)
  2. Salanova M, Schiffl G, Püttmann B, Schoser BG, Blottner D. Molecular biomarkers monitoring human skeletal muscle fibres and microvasculature following long-term bed rest with and without countermeasures. J Anat. 2008 Jan 21; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This is a WISE-2005 bedrest study report.
  3. Matsumura Y, Fukuda S, Tran H, Greenberg NL, Agler DA, Wada N, Toyono M, Thomas JD, Shiota T. Geometry of the proximal isovelocity surface area in mitral regurgitation by 3-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography: Difference between functional mitral regurgitation and prolapse regurgitation. Am Heart J. 2008 Feb;155(2):231-8. Epub 2007 Oct 25. (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  4. Zhao J, Brault JJ, Schild A, Goldberg AL. Coordinate activation of autophagy and the proteasome pathway by FoxO transcription factor. Autophagy. 2008 Jan 23;4(3) [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.L. Goldberg) Note: This paper is an addendum to a previous paper by Goldberg.
  5. Obenaus A, Huang L, Smith A, Favre CJ, Nelson G, Kendall E. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy of the rat hippocampus 1 month after exposure to (56)Fe-particle radiation. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):149-61. (PIs: A. Obenaus, G. Nelson/NSCOR)
  6. Cucinotta FA, Pluth JM, Anderson JA, Harper JV, O'Neill P. Biochemical kinetics model of DSB repair and induction of gamma-H2AX foci by non-homologous end joining. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):214-22. (PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, J.M. Pluth)
  7. Latch JN, Hamilton RF Jr, Holian A, James JT, Lam CW. Toxicity of lunar and Martian dust simulants to alveolar macrophages isolated from human volunteers. Inhal Toxicol. 2008 Jan;20(2):157-65.
  8. Sargsyan AE, Dulchavsky AG, Adams J, Melton S, Hamilton DR, Dulchavsky SA. Ultrasound detection of simulated intra-ocular foreign bodies by minimally trained personnel. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jan;79(1):58-61. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note: High school students and astronauts were evaluated as minimally trained personnel.
  9. Jennings R, Johnson R, Vanderploeg J, Davis J. Space medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jan;79(1):75, 80. Note: This article describes space medicine activities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Zhang R, Jia G, Bao J, Zhang Y, Bai Y, Lin L, Tang H, Ma J. Increased vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 was associated with impaired endothelium-dependent relaxation of cerebral and carotid arteries in simulated microgravity rats. J Physiol Sci. 2008 Jan 29; [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge (large file, slow to download).
  2. Shi X, Schaller FA, Tierney N, Chanthavong P, Chen S, Raven PB, Smith ML. Physically active lifestyle enhances vagal-cardiac function but not central autonomic neural interaction in elderly humans. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Feb;233(2):209-18.
  3. Wyller VB, Barbieri R, Thaulow E, Saul JP. Enhanced vagal withdrawal during mild orthostatic stress in adolescents with chronic fatigue. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2008 Jan;13(1):67-73.
  4. Montcalm-Smith EA, Fahlman A, Kayar SR. Pharmacological interventions to decompression sickness in rats: Comparison of five agents. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jan;79(1):7-13.
  5. Nikolaev VP. Simulation of cumulative risk of developing altitude decompression sickness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jan;79(1):21-9.
  6. Nicogossian A. In Memoriam: Oleg G. Gazenko. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jan;79(1):78-9.
  7. Cherkas LF, Hunkin JL, Kato BS, Richards JB, Gardner JP, Surdulescu GL, Kimura M, Lu X, Spector TD, Aviv A. The association between physical activity in leisure time and leukocyte telomere length. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jan 28;168(2):154-8.
  8. Rainaldi G, Romano R, Indovina P, Ferrante A, Motta A, Indovina PL, Santini MT. Metabolomics using (1)H-NMR of apoptosis and necrosis in HL60 leukemia cells: Differences between the two types of cell death and independence from the stimulus of apoptosis used. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):170-80.
  9. Ryan LA, Smith RW, Seymour CB, Mothersill CE. Dilution of irradiated cell conditioned medium and the bystander effect. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):188-96.
  10. Zhang Y, Zhou J, Held KD, Redmond RW, Prise KM, Liber HL. Deficiencies of double-strand break repair factors and effects on mutagenesis in directly gamma-irradiated and medium-mediated bystander human lymphoblastoid cells. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):197-206.
  11. Zölzer F, Streffer C. Relative biological effectiveness of 6 MeV neutrons with respect to cell inactivation and disturbances of the G(1) phase. Radiat Res. 2008 Feb;169(2):207-13.
  12. Jing XL, Liu F, Wu B, Miao DM, Bai YQ, Yang FL. [Analysis and comparative study on characteristics of competent astronauts] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):317-22. Chinese. Note: This paper is an analysis of psychological selection procedures for astronauts. 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.
  13. Wu YH, Wang B, Cao XS, Yang Z, Zhang S. [Effects of simulated weightlessness on the induction of ERK2 by fluid shear stress in MG-63 osteosarcoma cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):323-6. Chinese.
  14. Ji YH, Li HL, Wang DD, Sun B, Mu LL, Lv GX, Jin LH, Wang JH. [Effects of simulated microgravity on the morphology and growth of neurons] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):327-31. Chinese. Note: Used rotary cell culture system.
  15. Zheng J, Liu CG, Wang LJ, Cui L, Xu SX, Fu ZJ, Liu J, Xu XR. [Observation on cardiovascular damage in pilots after repeated +Gz exposures] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):332-5. Chinese.
  16. Tang YK, Guo SS, Ai WD, Qin LF. [Development of a space ethylene filter prototype facility for use in ground-based experiments] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):339-43. Chinese.
  17. Zhang L, Wang X, Tran N, Chen HQ. [Effects of uniaxial stretch on expressions of collagens type I and type III in rat bone mesenchymal stem cells] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):349-53. Chinese.
  18. Jia HB, Xie SJ, Guo SJ, Tian DW, Bi HZ, Wang SX. [Dynamic changes of ultrastructure and elements of otoconia during repair and regeneration process in guinea pigs] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):367-71. Chinese.
  19. Fan QC, Li YZ, Liu XM. [Progress and countermeasure of effect of space flight environment factors on learning and memory function] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2007 Oct;20(5):385-90. Chinese. Note: Literature review of this subject.

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