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NASA Spaceline 30 October 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, December 1, 2008

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  1. McCauley P, Kalachev LV, Smith AD, Belenky G, Dinges DF, Van Dongen HP. A new mathematical model for the homeostatic effects of sleep loss on neurobehavioral performance. J Theor Biol. 2008 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D.F. Dinges)
  2. Zupan LH, Merfeld DM. Interaural self-motion linear velocity thresholds are shifted by roll vection. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Dec;191(4):505-11. Epub 2008 Oct 9. (PI: D.M. Merfeld)
  3. Ingber DE. From molecular cell engineering to biologically inspired engineering. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2008 Mar;1(1):51-7. (PI: D.E. Ingber) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Villanueva I, Klement BJ, von Deutsch D, Bryant SJ. Cross-linking density alters early metabolic activities in chondrocytes encapsulated in poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels and cultured in the rotating wall vessel. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2008 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S.K. Chapes; B.J. Klement; I. Villanueva, NASA Harriet Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Martin D, de Coninck L, Pinsolle V, Delia G. [From plastic surgery to space conquest. First microsurgical procedure and first surgical procedure in man during weightlessness] Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2008 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] French. Note: Parabolic flight results. This paper, which is in French, includes photographs taken in microgravity and of the human surgical apparatus on the ground.
  2. Antonione R, Caliandro E, Zorat F, Guarnieri G, Heer M, Biolo G. Whey protein ingestion enhances postprandial anabolism during short-term bed rest in young men. J Nutr. 2008 Nov;138(11):2212-6.
  3. Clark BC, Hoffman RL, Russ DW. Immobilization-induced increase in fatigue resistance is not explained by changes in the muscle metaboreflex. Muscle Nerve. 2008 Nov;38(5):1466-73.
  4. Agbulut O, Vignaud A, Hourde C, Mouisel E, Fougerousse F, Butler-Browne G, Ferry A. Slow myosin heavy chain expression in the absence of muscle activity. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. You L, Temiyasathit S, Tao E, Prinz F, Jacobs CR. 3D microfluidic approach to mechanical stimulation of osteocyte processes. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2008 Mar;1(1):103-7. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  6. Beck P, Bartlett DT, Bilski P, Dyer C, Flückiger E, Fuller N, Lantos P, Reitz G, Rühm W, Spurny F, Taylor G, Trompier F, Wissmann F. Validation of modelling the radiation exposure due to solar particle events at aircraft altitudes. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2008 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Comas M, Beersma DG, Hut RA, Daan S. Circadian phase resetting in response to light-dark and dark-light transitions. J Biol Rhythms. 2008 Oct;23(5):425-34.

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