NASA Spaceline 18 July 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness
Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008
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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."
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)
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.
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.
Krishen K.New technology innovations with potential for space applications.Acta Astronaut. 2008 Jul-Aug;63(1-4):324-33.
Other papers of interest:
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."
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]
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:
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