NASA Spaceline 26 September 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness


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  1. Tripathi RK, Wilson JW, Youngquist RC. Electrostatic space radiation shielding. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1043-9. (PI: J.W. Wilson) Note: This paper and the following 2 papers plus 7 papers in the "Other papers of interest" section were in a space life sciences issue of this journal. Ten papers in this issue on the subject of planetary protection are not included in this list.
  2. Levine HG, Krikorian AD. Changes in plant medium composition after a spaceflight experiment: Potassium levels are of special interest. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1060-5. (PI: A.D. Krikorian) Note: STS-29 results.
  3. Szewczyk NJ, Tillman J, Conley CA, Granger L, Segalat L, Higashitani A, Honda S, Honda Y, Kagawa H, Adachi R, Higashibata A, Fujimoto N, Kuriyama K, Ishioka N, Fukui K, Baillie D, Rose A, Gasset G, Eche B, Chaput D, Viso M. Description of International Caenorhabditis elegans Experiment first flight (ICE-FIRST). Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1072-9. (PI: C.A. Conley) Note: ISS/Soyuz results.
  4. Mao JH, Kim IJ, Wu D, Climent J, Kang HC, DelRosario R, Balmain A. FBXW7 targets mTOR for degradation and cooperates with PTEN in tumor suppression. Science. 2008 Sep 12;321(5895):1499-502. (PI: A. Balmain)
  5. Hsieh KC, Robinson EL, Fuller CA. Sleep architecture in unrestrained rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) synchronized to 24-hour light-dark cycles. Sleep. 2008 Sep 1;31(9):1239-50. (PI: C.A. Fuller)
  6. Zheng S, Lin JC, Kasdan HL, Tai YC. Fluorescent labeling, sensing, and differentiation of leukocytes from undiluted whole blood samples. Sens Actuators B Chem. 2008 Jun 16;132(2):558-67. (PI: Y.C. Tai)
  7. Zheng S, Nandra MS, Shih CY, Li W, Tai YC. Resonance impedance sensing of human blood cells. Sens Actuators A: Phys 2008 Jul-Aug;145-146:29-36. (PI: Y.C. Tai)
  8. Mortley DG, Bonsi CK, Hill WA, Morris CE, Williams CS, Davis CF, Williams JW, Levine LH, Petersen BV, Wheeler RM. Influence of microgravity environment on root growth, soluble sugars, and starch concentration of sweetpotato stem cuttings. J Am Soc Hortic Sci. 2008 May;133(3):327-32. Note: Shuttle results.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Baba T, Nishimura M, Kuwahara Y, Ueda N, Naitoh S, Kume M, Yamamoto Y, Fujita J, Funae Y, Fukumoto M. Analysis of gene and protein expression of cytochrome P450 and stress-associated molecules in rat liver after spaceflight. Pathol Int. 2008 Sep;58(9):589-95. Note: STS-40 (SLS-1) results.
  2. Lipnicki DM, Gunga HC. Physical inactivity and cognitive functioning: Results from bed rest studies. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2008 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Schneider S, Guardiera S, Kleinert J, Steinbacher A, Abel T, Carnahan H, Strüder HK. Centrifugal acceleration to 3Gz is related to increased release of stress hormones and decreased mood in men and women. Stress. 2008;11(5):339-47.
  4. De Rivecourt M, Kuperus MN, Post WJ, Mulder LJ. Cardiovascular and eye activity measures as indices for momentary changes in mental effort during simulated flight. Ergonomics. 2008 Sep;51(9):1295-319.
  5. Stolz E, Fox BC, Hoffmann O, Gerriets T, Blaes F, Kraus J, Kaps M. Cranial venous outflow under lower body positive and negative pressure conditions and head-up and -down tilts. J Neuroimaging. 2008 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Hojo H, Igawa K, Ohba S, Yano F, Nakajima K, Komiyama Y, Ikeda T, Lichtler AC, Woo JT, Yonezawa T, Takato T, Chung UI. Development of high-throughput screening system for osteogenic drugs using a cell-based sensor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Anderson CT, Castillo AB, Brugmann SA, Helms JA, Jacobs CR, Stearns T. Primary cilia: Cellular sensors for the skeleton. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2008 Sep;291(9):1074-8. Note: This issue includes several articles on the role of the primary cilium in bone and cartilage. These articles may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Siu PM, Pistilli EE, Alway SE. Age-dependent increase in oxidative stress in gastrocnemius muscle with unloading. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Amirouche A, Durieux AC, Banzet S, Koulmann N, Bonnefoy R, Mouret C, Bigard X, Peinnequin A, Freyssenet D. Down-regulation of Akt/mTOR signaling pathway in response to myostatin overexpression in skeletal muscle. Endocrinology. 2008 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  10. Durante M, Manti L. Human response to high-background radiation environments on Earth and in space. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):999-1007.
  11. Copeland K, Sauer HH, Duke FE, Friedberg W. Cosmic radiation exposure of aircraft occupants on simulated high-latitude flights during solar proton events from 1 January 1986 through 1 January 2008. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1008-29.
  12. Pálfalvi JK, Szabó J, Dudás B, Fehér I, Eördögh I. Cosmic ray detection on the Foton-M2 satellite by a track etch detector stack. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1030-6. Note: Foton-M2 results.
  13. Fehér I, Pálfalvi JK. Depth dose distribution measurement on the Foton-M2 bio-satellite by TLD technique. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1037-42. Note: Foton-M2 results.
  14. Kitazawa D, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Nitasaka E, Takahashi H. Characterization of a novel gravitropic mutant of morning glory, weeping2. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1050-9.
  15. Wang W, Gu DP, Zheng Q, Sun YQ. Leaf proteomic analysis of three rice heritable mutants after seed space flight. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1066-71. Note: This paper reports on later generations of rice seeds previously flown on Chinese recoverable satellite JB-1.
  16. Liu H, Yu CY, Manukovsky NS, Kovalev VS, Gurevich YuL, Wang J. A conceptual configuration of the lunar base bioregenerative life support system including soil-like substrate for growing plants. Adv Space Res. 2008 Sep 15;42(6):1080-8.
  17. Phillips KR, Biswas A, Cyr JL. How hair cells hear: The molecular basis of hair-cell mechanotransduction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct;16(5):445-51.
  18. Visser JE, Carpenter MG, van der Kooij H, Bloem BR. The clinical utility of posturography. Clin Neurophysiol. 2008 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Gu Y, Angelaki DE, DeAngelis GC. Neural correlates of multisensory cue integration in macaque MSTd. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Oct;11(10):1201-10. Note: This paper, by former PI D.E. Angelaki, was highlighted in a 'News and Views' by S. Bennur and J.I. Gold entitled "Right way neurons." A summary of the 'News and Views' from the TOC: "The visual and vestibular systems encode different, but complementary, aspects of self motion. A study in this issue sheds light on how the brain combines cues from these disparate sources, which are encoded by single neurons in the monkey extrastriate visual cortex, to support the perception of heading direction."
  20. Kuhl E. Special issue on computer simulations of mechanobiology. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2008 Oct;11(5):433-4. Note: This article introduces a special issue on this topic.
  21. Ikuzawa M, Asashima M. Global expression of simulated microgravity-responsive genes in Xenopus liver cells. Zoolog Sci. 2008 Aug;25(8):828-37.
  22. Rui YK, Li JG. [Determination of trace elements and heavy metals in spaceflight achyranthes] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2008 Jun;28(6):1400-2. Chinese.

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