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NASA Spaceline 23 May 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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  1. Prisk GK, Fine JM, Cooper TK, West JB. Lung function is unchanged in the 1 G environment following 6-months exposure to microgravity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: G.K. Prisk, J.B. West) Note: ISS results.
  2. Darquenne C, Prisk GK. Deposition of inhaled particles in the human lung is more peripheral in lunar than in normal gravity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 May 17. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.K. Prisk) Note: Parabolic flight results (1/6 G).
  3. Brooks N, Cloutier GJ, Cadena SM, Layne JE, Nelsen CA, Freed AM, Roubenoff R, Castaneda-Sceppa C. Resistance training and timed essential amino acids protect against the loss of muscle mass and strength during 28 days of bed rest and energy deficit. J Appl Physiol. 2008 May 15. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: R. Roubenoff, C. Castaneda-Sceppa)
  4. Gridley DS, Rizvi A, Luo-Owen X, Makinde AY, Coutrakon GB, Koss P, Slater JM, Pecaut MJ. Variable hematopoietic responses to acute photons, protons and simulated solar particle event protons. In Vivo. 2008 Mar-Apr;22(2):159-69.
  5. Chee MW, Tan JC, Zheng H, Parimal S, Weissman DH, Zagorodnov V, Dinges DF. Lapsing during sleep deprivation is associated with distributed changes in brain activation. J Neurosci. 2008 May 21;28(21):5519-28. (PI: D.F. Dinges) Note: There were a number of new reports about this paper.
  6. Sarkar P, Sarkar S, Ramesh V, Kim H, Barnes S, Kulkarni A, Hall JC, Wilson BL, Thomas RL, Pellis NR, Ramesh GT. Proteomic analysis of mouse hypothalamus under simulated microgravity. Neurochem Res. 2008 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Rao S, van Holsbeeck L, Musial JL, Parker A, Bouffard JA, Bridge P, Jackson M, Dulchavsky SA. A pilot study of comprehensive ultrasound education at the Wayne State University School of Medicine: A pioneer year review. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 May;27(5):745-9. (PI: S.A. Dulchavsky) Note: From paper: "The ADUM [Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity] team, in collaboration with physicians of WSUSOM [Wayne State University School of Medicine], adapted the NASA ultrasound curriculum to develop an expanded program of study for WSUSOM."

Other papers of interest:

  1. Okada A, Ohshima H, Itoh Y, Yasui T, Tozawa K, Kohri K. Risk of renal stone formation induced by long-term bed rest could be decreased by premedication with bisphosphonate and increased by resistive exercise. Int J Urol. 2008 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Kamiya A, Kawada T, Yamamoto K, Mizuno M, Shimizu S, Sugimachi M. Upright tilt resets dynamic transfer function of baroreflex neural arc to minify the pressure disturbance in total baroreflex control. J Physiol Sci. 2008 May 13. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  3. Wei S, Lei M, Tong M, Ding J, Han Q, Xiao M. Acute baroreceptor unloading evokes Fos expression in anesthetized rat brain. Brain Res Bull. 2008 May 15;76(1-2):63-9. Epub 2008 Jan 3.
  4. Liu D, Zhao CQ, Li H, Jiang SD, Jiang LS, Dai LY. Effects of spinal cord injury and hindlimb immobilization on sublesional and supralesional bones in young growing rats. Bone. 2008 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Schwartz LM. Atrophy and programmed cell death of skeletal muscle. Cell Death Differ. 2008 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Wolfe RR. Protein Summit: Consensus areas and future research. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 May;87(5):1582S-3S. Note: This is a summary paper for a series of papers in a supplement in this issue: "Protein Summit 2007: Exploring the Impact of High-Quality Protein on Optimal Health."
  7. Demuth I, Bradshaw PS, Lindner A, Anders M, Heinrich S, Kallenbach J, Schmelz K, Digweed M, Meyn MS, Concannon P. Endogenous hSNM1B/Apollo interacts with TRF2 and stimulates ATM in response to ionizing radiation. DNA Repair (Amst). 2008 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Scott BR. Low-dose radiation risk extrapolation fallacy associated with the linear-no-threshold model. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2008 Feb;27(2):163-8.
  9. Guan Y, Ding XF, Wang WJ, Guo XH, Zhu YY. [Analysis and characterization of Belamcanda chinensis with space mutagenesis breeding by X-ray fluorescence analysis and X-ray diffraction] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2008 Feb;28(2):460-2. Chinese. Note: Specimens derived from space flight were analyzed.
  10. Li X, Aruin AS. Anticipatory postural adjustments in conditions of simulated reduced gravity. Gait Posture. 2008 May 12. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Subjects wore a harness/counterweight system to simulate reduced gravity.
  11. Lasker DM, Han GC, Park HJ, Minor LB. Rotational responses of vestibular-nerve afferents innervating the semicircular canals in the C57BL/6 mouse. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2008 May 13. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  12. Akdogan O, Selcuk A, Take G, Erdogan D, Dere H. Continuous or intermittent noise exposure, does it cause vestibular damage? An experimental study. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2008 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Ingber DE. Can cancer be reversed by engineering the tumor microenvironment? Semin Cancer Biol. 2008 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Murad F. Nitric oxide and cyclic guanosine monophosphate signaling in the eye. Can J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun 26;43(3):291-4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This is a review of nitric oxide and cGMP signaling by former PI and Nobel Prize winner Ferid Murad. This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  15. Becker SA, Palsson BO. Context-specific metabolic networks are consistent with experiments. PLoS Comput Biol. 2008 May 16;4(5):e1000082. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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