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NASA Spaceline 14 November 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, December 22, 2008

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  1. Gridley DS, Slater JM, Luo-Owen X, Rizvi A, Chapes SK, Stodieck LS, Ferguson VL, Pecaut MJ. Spaceflight effects on T lymphocyte distribution, function and gene expression. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes) Note: STS-118 results. The overall flight experiment was sponsored by Amgen, Inc.
  2. Heinemeier KM, Olesen JL, Haddad F, Schjerling P, Baldwin KM, Kjaer M. Effect of unloading followed by reloading on expression of collagen and related growth factors in rat tendon and muscle. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.M. Baldwin)
  3. Gaillard S, Pusset D, de Toledo SM, Azzam EI, Fromm M. Distance distribution of bystander effects in alpha-particle irradiated cell populations using a CR-39-based culture dish. Radiat Meas. 2008 Aug;43(Suppl.1):S34-40. (PI: E.I. Azzam)
  4. Taddei PJ, Zhao Z, Borak TB. A comparison of the measured responses of a tissue-equivalent proportional counter to high energy heavy (HZE) particles and those simulated using the Geant4 Monte Carlo code. Radiat Meas. 2008 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T.B. Borak)
  5. Krueger JM, Rector DM, Roy S, Van Dongen HP, Belenky G, Panksepp J. Sleep as a fundamental property of neuronal assemblies. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2008 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: H.P. Van Dongen) Note: From conclusion of paper: "The viewpoint presented in this Review allows one to frame important observations in sleep research in a different context from that which the currently dominant paradigm of sleep regulation allows. Currently, sleep is typically viewed as being imposed on the brain by sleep-regulatory circuits (BOX 1). However, that paradigm does not address many well-known phenomena, such as sleep inertia, restoration of peak performance during sleep, recovery and reorganization of sleep after brain lesions, the nature of sleep homeostatic mechanisms, clinical conditions such as insomnia, and sleepiness and fatigue associated with multiple bodily ailments, such as rheumatoid arthritis and most autoimmune disorders, and with various chemotherapies. With our newer view, which posits that parts of the brain can be asleep while other parts are awake, it is easier to envision explanations for these phenomena. ..." This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  6. Zderic V, Foley J, Luo W, Vaezy S. Prevention of post-focal thermal damage by formation of bubbles at the focus during high intensity focused ultrasound therapy. Med Phys. 2008 Oct;35(10):4292-9. (PI: V. Zderic, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
  7. Engelmayr GC Jr, Cheng M, Bettinger CJ, Borenstein JT, Langer R, Freed LE. Accordion-like honeycombs for tissue engineering of cardiac anisotropy. Nat Mater. 2008 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.E. Freed)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Kortebein P, Symons TB, Ferrando A, Paddon-Jones D, Ronsen O, Protas E, Conger S, Lombeida J, Wolfe R, Evans WJ. Functional impact of 10 days of bed rest in healthy older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Oct;63(10):1076-81.
  2. Zhang R, Bai YG, Lin LJ, Bao JX, Zhang YY, Tang H, Cheng JH, Jia GL, Ren XL, Ma J. Blockade of AT1 receptor partially restores vasoreactivity, NOS expression and superoxide levels in cerebral and carotid arteries of hindlimb unweighting rats. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Raven PB. Recent advances in baroreflex control of blood pressure during exercise in humans: An overview. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This paper and the following four papers derive from an American College of Sports Medicine symposium: "Recent Advances in Baroreflex Control of Blood Pressure during Exercise in Humans."
  4. Ichinose M, Saito M, Kondo N, Nishiyasu T. Baroreflex and muscle metaboreflex: Control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Ogoh S. Autonomic control of cerebral circulation: Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Fadel PJ. Arterial baroreflex control of the peripheral vasculature in humans: Rest and exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Crandall CG. Heat stress and baroreflex regulation of blood pressure. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Uchino M, Ito K, Kuwahara M, Ebukuro S, Tsubone H. Interactions of carotid sinus or aortic input with emetic signals from gastric afferents and vestibular system. Auton Neurosci. 2008 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Onambélé GL, Maganaris CN, Mian OS, Tam E, Rejc E, McEwan IM, Narici MV. Neuromuscular and balance responses to flywheel inertial versus weight training in older persons. J Biomech. 2008 Nov 14;41(15):3133-8. Epub 2008 Oct 30.
  10. Laye MJ, Rector RS, Borengasser SJ, Naples SP, Uptergrove GM, Ibdah JA, Booth FW, Thyfault JP. Cessation of daily wheel running differentially alters fat oxidation capacity in liver, muscle, and adipose tissue. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Roig M, O'Brien K, Kirk G, Murray R, McKinnon P, Shadgan B, Reid DW. The effects of eccentric versus concentric resistance training on muscle strength and mass in healthy adults: A systematic review with meta-analyses. Br J Sports Med. 2008 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Deffieux T, Gennisson JL, Tanter M, Fink M. Assessment of the mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system using 2-D and 3-D very high frame rate ultrasound. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2008 Oct;55(10):2177-90.
  13. Wynn E, Krieg MA, Aeschlimann JM, Burckhardt P. Alkaline mineral water lowers bone resorption even in calcium sufficiency: Alkaline mineral water and bone metabolism. Bone. 2008 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Sanchez C, Gabay O, Salvat C, Henrotin YE, Berenbaum F. Mechanical loading highly increases IL-6 production and decreases OPG expression by osteoblasts. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Taysi S, Memisogullari R, Koc M, Yazici AT, Aslankurt M, Gumustekin K, Al B, Ozabacigil F, Yilmaz A, Tahsin Ozder H. Melatonin reduces oxidative stress in the rat lens due to radiation-induced oxidative injury. Int J Radiat Biol. 2008 Oct;84(10):803-8.
  16. Harada T, Kashino G, Suzuki K, Matsuda N, Kodama S, Watanabe M. Different involvement of radical species in irradiated and bystander cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 2008 Oct;84(10):809-14.
  17. Czub J, Banas D, Blaszczyk A, Braziewicz J, Buraczewska I, Choinski J, Gorak U, Jaskola M, Korman A, Lankoff A, Lisowska H, Lukaszek A, Szeflinski Z, Wojcik A. Biological effectiveness of (12)C and (20)Ne ions with very high LET. Int J Radiat Biol. 2008 Oct;84(10):821-9.
  18. Gong W, Haburcakova C, Merfeld DM. Vestibulo-ocular responses evoked via bilateral electrical stimulation of the lateral semicircular canals. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Nov;55(11):2608-19.
  19. Jamali M, Sadeghi SG, Cullen KE. Response of vestibular-nerve afferents innervating utricle and saccule during passive and active translations. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Hwang YS, Cho J, Tay F, Heng JY, Ho R, Kazarian SG, Williams DR, Boccaccini AR, Polak JM, Mantalaris A. The use of murine embryonic stem cells, alginate encapsulation, and rotary microgravity bioreactor in bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials. 2008 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

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