Moorman SJ, Shorr AZ.The primary cilium as a gravitational force transducer and a regulator of transcriptional noise.Dev Dyn. 2008 Mar 25; [Epub ahead of print](PI: S.J. Moorman)Note:
Stephen Moorman suggests in this paper that the primary cilium may be a gravitational force transducer and that it may use this ability, in combination with the regularly occurring small changes in Earth's gravity (due to the Sun and Moon), to provide a stable benchmark that can filter enviromental noise in order to better regulate the variability of gene expression levels, especially during development. This would be for "those cell types that do not use other stimuli such as shear forces associated with fluid flow to stimulate the primary cilia."
Executive Committee of the Space Medicine Association.International Space Station life science research funding.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Apr;79(4):440-1.Note:
This Policy Statement, adopted by the Aerospace Medical Association as prepared by the Executive Committee of the Space Medicine Association of AsMA, articulates why funds should be restored to U.S. life sciences research for ISS. Up to 50% of the U.S. part of the ISS laboratory could be left empty, according to the article. From the article: "We believe that only a narrow window is available to perform this research before access to the ISS is lost, and this time deadline elevates this issue to a crisis situation."
No author.Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Issue.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Mar;79(3):163-364.Note:
This issue, which contains the program and abstracts for the annual meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association to be held in Boston in May, can be obtained online without charge. There are numerous sessions and abstracts related to space medicine at this year's meeting.
Alexandrova NP, Donina ZA, Danilova GA.Effect of central hypervolemia on respiratory function.J Physiol Pharmacol. 2007 Nov;58 Suppl 5(Pt 1):9-15.Note:
This paper can be obtained online without charge.
Szalay EA, Harriman D, Eastlund B, Mercer D.Quantifying postoperative bone loss in children.J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 April/May;28(3):320-3.Note:
From abstract: "That children can lose up to 34% of BMD in 4 to 6 weeks is sobering."