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NASA Spaceline 18 July 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008

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  1. Vesper SJ, Wong W, Kuo CM, Pierson DL. Mold species in dust from the International Space Station identified and quantified by mold-specific quantitative PCR. Res Microbiol. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.L. Pierson) Note: ISS results. The paper contains a photograph of "Mold-stained panels in the ISS hygiene area resulting from mold growth following contact with wet towels."
  2. Wood SJ, Black FO, Reschke MF, Kaufman GD, Paloski WH. Effects of eccentric rotation on the human pitch vestibulo-ocular reflex. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008 Jul 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: W.H. Paloski)
  3. Fishman JM, Ellis SR, Hasser CJ, Stern JD. Effect of reduced stereoscopic camera separation on ring placement with a surgical telerobot. Surg Endosc. 2008 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.R. Ellis)
  4. Lim J, Dinges DF. Sleep deprivation and vigilant attention. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008;1129:305-22. (PI: D.F. Dinges)
  5. Eyiyurekli M, Manley P, Lelkes PI, Breen DE. A computational model of chemotaxis-based cell aggregation. Biosystems. 2008 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.I. Lelkes)
  6. Birmele M, Ripp S, Jegier P, Roberts MS, Sayler G, Garland J. Characterization and validation of a bioluminescent bioreporter for the direct detection of Escherichia coli. J Microbiol Methods. 2008 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G. Sayler)
  7. Kumar P, Montgomery CE, Kiss JZ. The role of phytochrome C in gravitropism and phototropism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Funct Plant Biol. 2008 Jun;35(4):298-305. (PI: J.Z. Kiss)
  8. Edmonds JL, Jarchow T, Young LR. Physiological benefits of exercise in artificial gravity: A broadband countermeasure to space flight related deconditioning. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):2-7. (PIs: J.L. Edmonds, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; L.R. Young) Note: These four papers and four papers in the Other section are from a special issue of this journal: "Touching Humanity - Space for Improving Quality of Life. Selected Proceedings of the 58th International Astronautical Federation Congress, Hyderabad, India, 24-28 September 2007." Rodolfo Monti, ed. Pages 1-564.
  9. Jules K. Summary of the science performed onboard the International Space Station during increments 12 and 13. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):38-52.
  10. Korsmeyer DJ, Landis RR, Abell PA. Into the beyond: A crewed mission to a near-Earth object. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):213-20.
  11. Krishen K. New technology innovations with potential for space applications. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):324-33.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Schneider S, Brümmer V, Carnahan H, Dubrowski A, Askew CD, Strüder HK. What happens to the brain in weightlessness? A first approach by EEG tomography. Neuroimage. 2008 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Includes parabolic flight results. From abstract: "we conclude that the observed changes [in EEG activity] under weightlessness are not explainable by hemodynamic changes but rather reflect emotional processes related to the experience of weightlessness."
  2. Eng CM, Smallwood LH, Rainiero MP, Lahey M, Ward SR, Lieber RL. Scaling of muscle architecture and fiber types in the rat hindlimb. J Exp Biol. 2008 Jul;211(Pt 14):2336-45.
  3. Lundbye-Jensen J, Nielsen JB. Immobilization induces changes in presynaptic control of group Ia afferents in healthy humans. J Physiol. 2008 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Zappone B, Thurner P, Adams J, Fantner GE, Hansma PK. Effect of Ca2+ ions on the adhesion and mechanical properties of adsorbed layers of human osteopontin. Biophys J. 2008 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.
  5. Beard DA, Wu F, Cabrera ME, Dash RK. Modeling of cellular metabolism and microcirculatory transport. Microcirculation. 2008 Jun 26:1. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Ferrer JM, Lee H, Chen J, Pelz B, Nakamura F, Kamm RD, Lang MJ. Measuring molecular rupture forces between single actin filaments and actin-binding proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 8;105(27):9221-6. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
  7. Laakso JM, Lewis JH, Shuman H, Ostap EM. Myosin I can act as a molecular force sensor. Science. 2008 Jul 4;321(5885):133-6.
  8. Sato G, Uno A, Horii A, Umehara H, Kitamura Y, Sekine K, Tamura K, Fukui H, Takeda N. Effects of hypergravity on histamine H1 receptor mRNA expression in hypothalamus and brainstem of rats: Implications for development of motion sickness. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008 Jun 12:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Clément G, Tilikete C, Courjon JH. Retention of habituation of vestibulo-ocular reflex and sensation of rotation in humans. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Miller DM, Cotter LA, Gandhi NJ, Schor RH, Huff NO, Raj SG, Shulman JA, Yates BJ. Responses of rostral fastigial nucleus neurons of conscious cats to rotations in vertical planes. Neuroscience. 2008 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Navran S. The application of low shear modeled microgravity to 3-D cell biology and tissue engineering. Biotechnol Annu Rev. 2008;14:275-96.
  12. Boehrs J, Zaharias RS, Laffoon J, Ko YJ, Schneider GB. Three-dimensional culture environments enhance osteoblast differentiation. J Prosthodont. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Jensen LL, Merrison J, Hansen AA, Mikkelsen KA, Kristoffersen T, Nørnberg P, Lomstein BA, Finster K. A facility for long-term Mars simulation experiments: The Mars Environmental Simulation Chamber (MESCH). Astrobiology. 2008 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Korzun AM, Braun RD, Wagner EB, Fulford-Jones TR, Deems EC, Judnick DC, Keesee JE. Mars Gravity Biosatellite: Engineering, science, and education. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):8-19.
  15. Buckley N, Johnson-Green P. Microgravity research in the Canadian Space Agency. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):35-7.
  16. Reiter T, Mirra C. The ASTROLAB mission: A milestone in European ISS operations. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):198-203.
  17. Kuch T, Sabath D. The Columbus-CC—Operating the European laboratory at ISS. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):204-12.
  18. Baikouzis C, Magnasco MO. Is an eclipse described in the Odyssey? Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 1;105(26):8823-8. Epub 2008 Jun 24. Note: This paper can be obtained online without charge.

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