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NASA Spaceline 1 August 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Solar Probe
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008

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  1. Martinez DA, Patterson-Buckendahl PE, Lust A, Shea-Rangel KM, Hoban-Higgins TM, Fuller CA, Vailas AC. A non-invasive analysis of urinary musculoskeletal collagen metabolism markers from rhesus monkeys subject to chronic hypergravity. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: A.C. Vailas, C.A. Fuller)
  2. Hei TK, Zhou H, Ivanov VN, Hong M, Lieberman HB, Brenner DJ, Amundson SA, Geard CR. Mechanism of radiation-induced bystander effects: A unifying model. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2008 Aug;60(8):943-50. (PI: E.J. Hall)
  3. McArthur KL, Dickman JD. Canal and otolith contributions to compensatory tilt responses in pigeons. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Dickman)
  4. Saluja IS, Williams DR, Woodard D, Kaczorowski J, Douglas B, Scarpa PJ, Comtois JM. Survey of astronaut opinions on medical crewmembers for a mission to Mars. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Sep;63(5-6):586-93.
  5. Smith SM, Zwart SR. Nutrition issues for space exploration. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Sep;63(5-6):609-13. (PI: S.M. Smith) Note: ISS results

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kim SJ, Roy RR, Kim JA, Zhong H, Haddad F, Baldwin KM, Edgerton VR. Gene expression during inactivity-induced muscle atrophy: Effects of brief bouts of a forceful contraction countermeasure. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Senf SM, Dodd SL, McClung JM, Judge AR. Hsp70 overexpression inhibits NF-{kappa}B and Foxo3a transcriptional activities and prevents skeletal muscle atrophy. FASEB J. 2008 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Dehail P, Duclos C, Barat M. Electrical stimulation and muscle strengthening. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Nakajima T, Iida H, Kurano M, Takano H, Morita T, Meguro K, Sato Y, Yamazaki Y, Kawashima S, Ohshima H, Tachibana S, Ishii N, Abe T. Hemodynamic responses to simulated weightlessness of 24-h head-down bed rest and KAATSU blood flow restriction. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge
  5. Groothuis JT, Poelkens F, Wouters CW, Kooijman M, Hopman MT. Leg intravenous pressure during head-up tilt. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Goswami N, Grasser E, Roessler A, Schneditz D, Hinghofer-Szalkay H. The cardiovascular response to lower body negative pressure in humans depends on seal location. Physiol Res. 2008 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Fujita H, Morita M, Kusaka M. [Study of a CT scanning method that improves gravity effects to enable differentiation of inflammatory diseases in chest CT] Nippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi. 2008 Jun 20;64(6):707-13. Japanese. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Chapman KL, Kelly JW, Lee R, Goodwin EH, Kadhim MA. Tracking genomic instability within irradiated and bystander populations. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2008 Aug;60(8):959-68.
  9. White O, Bleyenheuft Y, Ronsse R, Smith AM, Thonnard JL, Lefevre P. Altered gravity highlights central pattern generator mechanisms. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  10. Karmali F, Shelhamer M. The dynamics of parabolic flight: Flight characteristics and passenger percepts. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Sep;63(5-6):594-602.
  11. Buravkova LB, Romanov YA, Konstantinova NA, Buravkov SV, Gershovich YG, Grivennikov IA. Cultured stem cells are sensitive to gravity changes. Acta Astronaut. 2008 Sep;63(5-6):603-8.
  12. Gershovich JG, Buravkova LB. Morphofunctional status and osteogenic differentiation potential of human mesenchymal stromal precursor cells during in vitro modeling of microgravity effects. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2007 Oct;144(4):608-13. Note: This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Kletochnye Tehnologii v Biologii i Medicine 2007 Oct;No.4:196202.
  13. Luo Y, Xu X, Lele T, Kumar S, Ingber DE. A multi-modular tensegrity model of an actin stress fiber. J Biomech. 2008 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Kwon RY, Lew AJ, Jacobs CR. A microstructurally informed model for the mechanical response of three-dimensional actin networks. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2008 Aug;11(4):407-18.
  15. van Eijk F, Saris DB, Creemers LB, Riesle J, Willems WJ, van Blitterswijk CA, Verbout AJ, Dhert WJ. The effect of timing of mechanical stimulation on proliferation and differentiation of goat bone marrow stem cells cultured on braided PLGA scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  16. Liu ZX, Li ZL, Wang DS, Wu DW, Yuan M, Wang HJ, Gao GD. [Effects of simulated microgravity on the gap junction protein expression spectrum in rat myocardium] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):6-10. Chinese. Note: Titles, authors, and references for the individual papers from this journal are available in English at the links given here. English abstracts are not available. Journal main site.
  17. Zheng Q, Liu ZX, Huang WF, Wang DS, Jiang XY, Wu DW, Li ZL, Yuan M, Gao GD. [Effects of simulated microgravity on cytokine gene expression spectrum in rat myocardium] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):11-5. Chinese.
  18. Zhang JX, Wei XP. [The first step of lunching biological rocket experiment in China-The integral results on four physiological parameters of dog] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):16-21. Chinese. Note: Ballistic/sounding rocket flight.
  19. Mi T, Li YZ, Fan QC, Zhao S, Bai GE, Zhou LZ. [Effects of Taikong Yangxin Prescription on heart function in tail-suspension rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):22-5. Chinese.
  20. He XY, Zhang HB, Ma Q. [Effects of tail suspension on dielectric properties of cells in isolated rat sural muscle] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):26-9. Chinese.
  21. Wang HH, Ding B, Nie JL, Tan YJ, Wan YM, Ling SK, Li YH. [Establishment of a carrying system for space cellular experiment on Shenzhou-6 spacecraft] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):30-4. Chinese. Note: Shenzhou-6 results.
  22. Zhong P, Huang H, Yang CK, Zhang TF. [Detecting controlling and driving system for a new kind tissue engineering bioreactor] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Feb;21(1):61-5. Chinese.

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