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NASA Spaceline 20 June 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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  1. Rickards CA, Cohen KD, Bergeron LL, Burton L, Khatri PJ, Lee CT, Ryan KL, Cooke WH, Doerr DF, Lurie KG, Convertino VA. Inspiratory resistance, cerebral blood flow velocity, and symptoms of acute hypotension. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):557-64. (PI: V.A. Convertino)
  2. Caruso JF, Hamill JL Yamauchi M, Cook TD, Mercado DR, Wickel EE. Albuterol and exercise effects on ankle extensor strength during 40 days of unloading. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):577-84.
  3. Ad Hoc Committee of Members of the Space Medicine Association and the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons. Human health and performance for long-duration spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):629-35. Note: This is a position paper adopted by the Aerospace Medical Association regarding what is needed to provide for human health and performance for long-term space flight. Design reference missions for ISS, a lunar base, and a Mars expedition are described.
  4. Jones JA, Roden S, Schmid J, Hart S, Powers E, Taddeo T, Polk JD, Hamilton D, Duncan JM. International Space Station medical operations. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):646-7. Note: This article, which is the Space Medicine Association News topic for this issue of this journal, can be accessed online without cost.
  5. Caruso JF, Hamill JL, Yamauchi M, Saito K, Cook TD, Mercado DR. Temporal strength changes from resistance exercise and albuterol on unloaded muscle. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Tsai LL, Mair RW, Rosen MS, Patz S, Walsworth RL. An open-access, very-low-field MRI system for posture-dependent (3)He human lung imaging. J Magn Reson. 2008 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: R.L. Walsworth)
  7. Cheung CC, Hecht H, Jarchow T, Young LR. Threshold-based vestibular adaptation to cross-coupled canal stimulation. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(4):171-81. (PI: L.R. Young)
  8. Gagnon Z, Gordon J, Sengupta S, Chang HC. Bovine red blood cell starvation age discrimination through a glutaraldehyde-amplified dielectrophoretic approach with buffer selection and membrane cross-linking. Electrophoresis. 2008 Jun;29(11):2272-9. (PI: H.C. Chang)
  9. Pang K, Martindale MQ. Developmental expression of homeobox genes in the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. Dev Genes Evol. 2008 Jun;218(6):307-19. Epub 2008 May 27. (PI: M.Q. Martindale)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Skogland S, Stuhr LB, Sundland H, Olsen RE, Hope A. Venous gas emboli in normal and dehydrated rats following decompression from a saturation dive. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):565-9.
  2. Silverman GL, McCartney CJ. Regional anesthesia for the management of limb injuries in space. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun;79(6):620-5. Note: This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using regional anesthesia during space flight. The use of regional anesthesia is compared with general anesthesia, which may pose a special set of possible problems in microgravity.
  3. Thomopoulos S, Zampiakis E, Das R, Silva MJ, Gelberman RH. The effect of muscle loading on flexor tendon-to-bone healing in a canine model. J Orthop Res. 2008 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Anastasi G, Cutroneo G, Santoro G, Arco A, Rizzo G, Bramanti P, Rinaldi C, Sidoti A, Amato A, Favaloro A. Costameric proteins in human skeletal muscle during muscular inactivity. J Anat. 2008 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Moffat KL, Sun WH, Pena PE, Chahine NO, Doty SB, Ateshian GA, Hung CT, Lu HH. Characterization of the structure-function relationship at the ligament-to-bone interface. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 10;105(23):7947-52. Epub 2008 Jun 9. Note: Evidence is presented that the presence of certain mechanical inhomogeneities in the ligament/bone interface's fibrocartilage connective tissue may be how this interface minimizes stress on joints. The research is described in "This Week in PNAS: In This Issue."
  6. Kokkinos PA, Zarkadis IK, Kletsas D, Deligianni DD. Effects of physiological mechanical strains on the release of growth factors and the expression of differentiation marker genes in human osteoblasts growing on Ti-6Al-4V. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Orlov OI. [Effect utilization of diphosphonates at various types of restriction of impellent activity at animals] Vopr Pitan. 2008;77(1):30-3. Russian.
  8. Fujii Y, Shimada K, Yokota M, Hashimoto S, Sugita Y, Ito H. Mass measuring instrument for use under microgravity conditions. Rev Sci Instrum. 2008 May;79(5):056105. Note: Parabolic flight results.
  9. Iwakawa M, Hamada N, Imadome K, Funayama T, Sakashita T, Kobayashi Y, Imai T. Expression profiles are different in carbon ion-irradiated normal human fibroblasts and their bystander cells. Mutat Res. 2008 Jul 3;642(1-2):57-67.
  10. Rees SS, Murphy AJ, Watsford ML. Effects of whole body vibration on postural steadiness in an older population. J Sci Med Sport. 2008 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Lopez C, Halje P, Blanke O. Body ownership and embodiment: Vestibular and multisensory mechanisms. Neurophysiol Clin. 2008 Jun;38(3):149-61. Epub 2008 Jan 31. Note: This paper has a section on microgravity and how microgravity results relate to this topic.
  12. Cappa P, Patanè F, Rossi S, Petrarca M, Castelli E, Berthoz A. Effect of changing visual condition and frequency of horizontal oscillations on postural balance of standing healthy subjects. Gait Posture. 2008 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Davis JL, Xue J, Peterson EH, Grant JW. Layer thickness and curvature effects on otoconial membrane deformation in the utricle of the red-ear slider turtle: Static and modal analysis. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(4):145-62.
  14. Dozza M, Wall 3rd C, Peterka RJ, Chiari L, Horak FB. Effects of practicing tandem gait with and without vibrotactile biofeedback in subjects with unilateral vestibular loss. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(4):195-204.
  15. Makihira S, Kawahara Y, Yuge L, Mine Y, Nikawa H. Impact of the microgravity environment in a 3-dimensional clinostat on osteoblast- and osteoclast-like cells. Cell Biol Int. 2008 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Rhodenizer D, Martin I, Bhandari P, Pletcher SD, Grotewiel M. Genetic and environmental factors impact age-related impairment of negative geotaxis in Drosophila by altering age-dependent climbing speed. Exp Gerontol. 2008 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Brumfitt A, Thompson LA, Raitt D. The art and science of mission patches and their origins in society. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jun;62(12):715-20.
  18. Robinson DK, Sterenborg G, Häuplik S, Aguzzi M. Exploring the challenges of habitation design for extended human presence beyond low-earth orbit: Are new requirements and processes needed? Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jun;62(12):721-32.

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