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NASA Spaceline 25 July 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008

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  1. Phillips JA, Almeida EA, Hill EL, Aguirre JI, Rivera MF, Nachbandi I, Wronski TJ, van der Meulen MC, Globus RK. Role for beta1 integrins in cortical osteocytes during acute musculoskeletal disuse. Matrix Biol. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Langell J, Jennings R, Clark J, Ward JB Jr. Pharmacological agents for the prevention and treatment of toxic radiation exposure in spaceflight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):651-60.

  3. Jones JA, Cherian SF, Barr YR, Stocco A. Medullary sponge kidney and urinary calculi: Aeromedical concerns. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):707-11.
  4. Strauss S. Space medicine at the NASA-JSC, Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):732-3. Note: This article, which is the Space Medicine Association News topic for this issue of this journal, can be accessed online without charge.
  5. Clément G, Denise P, Reschke MF, Wood SJ. Human ocular counter-rolling and roll tilt perception during off-vertical axis rotation after spaceflight. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):209-15. Note: Shuttle results (Detailed Supplementary Objective 499). This paper and the next three papers and nine papers in the Other section comprise an issue of this journal containing papers deriving from the Seventh Symposium on the Role of the Vestibular Organs in Space Exploration, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2006.
  6. Jenkin HL, Zacher JE, Jenkin MR, Oman CM, Harris LR. Effect of field of view on the Levitation Illusion. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):271-7. (PI: C.M. Oman)
  7. Sanderson J, Oman CM, Harris LR. Measurement of oscillopsia induced by vestibular Coriolis stimulation. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):289-99. (PI: C.M. Oman)
  8. Buckey JC Jr, Alvarenga DL, Mackenzie TA. Chlorpheniramine and ephedrine in combination for motion sickness. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):301-11. (PI: L. Putcha)
  9. Qiu D, Eisinger VM, Head NE, Pier GB, Yu HD. ClpXP proteases positively regulate alginate overexpression and mucoid conversion in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbiology. 2008 Jul;154(Pt 7):2119-30. (PIs: N.E. Head, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; H.D. Yu)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Heppener M. Spaceward ho! The future of humans in space. EMBO Rep. 2008 Jul;9 Suppl 1:S4-12. Note: This paper is part of a special issue of this journal: "The Future of our Species." Topics in the issue include space exploration, disease, climate and environmental change, and human evolution, past and future.
  2. Moffitt JA, Grippo AJ, Beltz TG, Johnson AK. Hindlimb unloading elicits anhedonia and sympathovagal imbalance. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Marenzana M, Chenu C. Sympathetic nervous system and bone adaptive response to its mechanical environment. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2008 Apr-Jun;8(2):111-20. Note: From paper: "A potential role of the SNS in the adaptation of bone to mechanical signals was suggested by several studies. The first indication came from reports in bedridden patients and astronauts under gravity conditions." This paper can be obtained online without charge.
  4. Clark BC, Issac LC, Lane JL, Damron LA, Hoffman RL. Neuromuscular plasticity during and following 3-weeks of human forearm cast immobilization. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Vatsa A, Breuls RG, Semeins CM, Salmon PL, Smit TH, Klein-Nulend J. Osteocyte morphology in fibula and calvaria - Is there a role for mechanosensing? Bone. 2008 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Bijveld MM, Bronstein AM, Golding JF, Gresty MA. Nauseogenicity of off-vertical axis rotation vs. equivalent visual motion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):661-5.
  7. Pääkkönen T, Leppäluoto J, Mäkinen TM, Rintamäki H, Ruokonen A, Hassi J, Palinkas LA. Seasonal levels of melatonin, thyroid hormones, mood, and cognition near the Arctic Circle. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):695-9.
  8. Dawson DL. On the practicality of emergency surgery during long-duration space missions. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jul;79(7):712-3.
  9. Ventre-Dominey J, Luyat M, Denise P, Darlot C. Motion sickness induced by otolith stimulation is correlated with otolith-induced eye movements. Neuroscience. 2008 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Kornilova LN, Sagalovitch SV, Temnikova VV, Yakushev AG. Static and dynamic vestibulo-cervico-ocular responses after prolonged exposure to microgravity. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):217-26. Note: ISS results.
  11. Clément G, Deguine O, Bourg M, Pavy-Le Traon A. Effects of vestibular training on motion sickness, nystagmus, and subjective vertical. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):227-37.
  12. Capelli A, Israël I. One second interval production task during post-rotatory sensation. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):239-49.
  13. Hanes DA. Perceptual centering of body segment orientation. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):251-70.
  14. Grabherr L, Karmali F, Bach S, Indermaur K, Metzler S, Mast FW. Mental own-body and body-part transformations in microgravity. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):279-87. Note: Parabolic flight results.
  15. Matsnev EI, Sigaleva EE. Efficacy of histaminergic drugs in experimental motion sickness. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):313-21.
  16. Nooij SA, Bos JE. Sickness induced by head movements after different centrifugal Gx-loads and durations. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):323-32.
  17. Holly JE. Effect of radius versus rotation speed in artificial gravity. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):333-46.
  18. McCollum G. Spatial symmetry groups as sensorimotor guidelines. J Vestib Res. 2007;17(5-6):347-59.
  19. Sadovnichii VA, Soto E, Alexandrov VV, Alexandrova TB. The gravity-inertial mechanism of orientation in birds and other vertebrates. Dokl Biol Sci. 2008 Mar-Apr;419:133-5. Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2008;419(5):712-4.
  20. Koizumi K, Yokoyama R, Kamada M, Omori K, Ishioka N, Takeoka H, Shimazu T, Nishitani K. Reverse genetic approach to exploring genes responsible for cell-wall dynamics in supporting tissues of Arabidopsis thaliana under microgravity conditions. Biol Sci Space. 2007 Sep;21(3):48-55. Note: This article and the following two articles describe the Cell Wall/Resist Wall experiment that was recently conducted on ISS. A preface to the three articles describes the experiment’s origin. All of the articles may be obtained online without charge.
  21. Hoson T, Matsumoto S, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Hashimoto T, Sonobe S, Muranaka T, Kamisaka S, Kamada M, Omori K, Ishioka N, Shimazu T. The outline and significance of the Resist Wall experiment: Role of microtubule-membrane-cell wall continuum in gravity resistance in plants. Biol Sci Space. 2007 Sep;21(3):56-61. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  22. Kamada M, Omori K, Nishitani K, Hoson T, Shimazu T, Ishioka N. JAXA space plant research on the ISS with European Modular Cultivation System. Biol Sci Space. 2007 Sep;21(3):62-6. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  23. Takaoki M. [Model animals for space experiments - Species flown in the past and candidate animals for the future experiments] Biol Sci Space. 2007 Sep;21(3):76-83. Japanese. Note: This paper contains a table, in English, that lists experiments with animals conducted in space. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  24. Yamashita M, Yamashita M, Saigusa M. [Stand-alone temperature / data logger for space exposure experiment] Biol Sci Space. 2007 Aug;21(2):27-31. Japanese. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  25. Anand P, Kunnumakara AB, Sundaram C, Harikumar KB, Tharakan ST, Lai OS, Sung B, Aggarwal BB. Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes. Pharm Res. 2008 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper, well worth reading and with useful graphics, can be obtained online without charge.

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