Ponomarev AL, Costes SV, Cucinotta FA.Stochastic properties of radiation-induced DSB: DSB distributions in large scale chromatin loops, the HPRT gene and within the visible volumes of DNA repair foci.Int J Radiat Biol. 2008 Nov;84(11):916-29.(PI: F.A. Cucinotta)
Acevedo SE, McGinnis G, Raber J.Effects of 137Cs gamma irradiation on cognitive performance and measures of anxiety in Apoe-/- and wild-type female mice.Radiat Res. 2008 Oct;170(4):422-8.(PI: J. Raber)
Harm DL, Taylor LC, Reschke MF, Somers JT, Bloomberg JJ.Sensorimotor coordination aftereffects of exposure to a virtual environment.Visual Comput. 2008 Nov;24(11):995-9.(PI: D.L. Harm)Note:
The first page and color photographs of the authors (scroll down) are available at the publisher's abstract page.
Chapes SK, Ganta RR.Defining the immune response to Ehrlichia species using murine models.Vet Parasitol. 2008 Dec 20;158(4):344-59. Epub 2008 Oct 17.(PI: S.K. Chapes)
Low R, Teoh T, Loh A, Ooi A.Vertebral fracture in a pilot during centrifuge training: Finding of osteopenia.Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Nov;79(11):1067-70.
Grigor'ev AI, Ivanova SM, Morukov BV, Maksimov GV.Development of cell hypoxia induced by factors of long-term spaceflight.Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2008 Oct;422(1):308-11.Note:
ISS results. From paper: "The goal of this work was to study the erythrocyte metabolism, shape, and morphometric properties; the viscosity and lipid and phospholipid composition of the plasma membrane; the activity of transport enzymes; and the efficiency of oxygen retention by hemoglobin immediately after LSF." This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2008;422(6):823-6. The first page of the paper is available at the publisher's site abstract (as is the case with many Springer journals).
Griffith JF, Genant HK.Bone mass and architecture determination: State of the art.Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Oct;22(5):737-64.Note:
This issue, whose topic is osteoporosis, includes papers on skeletal growth and peak bone strength, bone remodelling, nutrition and bone, and bisphosphonates. To view the table of contents, click on the volume/issue in the publisher's site abstract for the paper above.
Chen X, Gong X.[Bone adaptive digital analysis for femur bone being in disuse and overload condition]Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Oct;25(5):1074-8. Chinese.
Aleyaasin M, Harrigan JJ.Vibration exercise for treatment of osteoporosis: A theoretical model.Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2008 Oct;222(7):1161-6.
Rittweger J, Felsenberg D.Recovery of muscle atrophy and bone loss from 90 days bed rest: Results from a one-year follow-up.Bone. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]Note:
This is a follow-up to the Long Term Bed Rest Study perfomed at MEDES, Toulouse, France in 2001 and 2002.
Caulkins C, Ebramzadeh E, Winet H.Skeletal muscle contractions uncoupled from gravitational loading directly increase cortical bone blood flow rates in vivo.J Orthop Res. 2008 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]Note:
Uncoupling from gravitational loading was done by suspending animals in a sling.
Petkova VI, Ehrsson HH.If I were you: Perceptual illusion of body swapping.PLoS ONE. 2008;3(12):e3832. Epub 2008 Dec 3.Note:
This research, which also generated a number of news items, demonstrates the power of manipulating the visual perspective and correlated visual and sensory signals. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Alméras T, Fournier M.Biomechanical design and long-term stability of trees: Morphological and wood traits involved in the balance between weight increase and the gravitropic reaction.J Theor Biol. 2008 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]