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NASA Spaceline 19 December 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009

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  1. Allen DL, Bandstra ER, Harrison BC, Thorng S, Stodieck LS, Kostenuik PJ, Morony S, Lacey DL, Hammond TG, Leinwand LL, Argraves WS, Bateman TA, Barth JL. Effects of spaceflight on murine skeletal muscle gene expression. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: E.R. Bandstra, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program; T.A. Bateman) Note: STS-108 results.
  2. Smith SM, Zwart SR, Heer MA, Baecker N, Evans HJ, Feiveson A, Shackelford LC, LeBlanc AD. Effects of artificial gravity during bed rest on bone metabolism in humans. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S.M. Smith, A.D. LeBlanc)
  3. Zwart SR, Crawford GE, Gillman PL, Kala G, Rodgers AS, Rogers A, Inniss AM, Rice BL, Ericson K, Coburn S, Bourbeau Y, Hudson E, Mathew G, Dekerlegand DE, Sams CF, Heer MA, Paloski WH, Smith SM. Effects of 21 days of bed rest, with or without artificial gravity, on nutritional status of humans. J Appl Physiol. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.M. Smith)
  4. Plante I, Cucinotta FA. Ionization and excitation cross sections for the interaction of HZE particles in liquid water and application to Monte Carlo simulation of radiation tracks. New J. Phys. 2008;10:125020. (PI: F.A. Cucinotta) Note: This paper and the following paper and 9 papers in the Other section are from an issue of this journal with the focus "Heavy Ions in Biophysics and Medical Physics." All of the papers may be obtained online without charge. A list of the papers and an overview by M. Durante is available.
  5. Zeitlin C, Guetersloh S, Heilbronn L, Miller J, Elkhayari N, Empl A, LeBourgeois M, Mayes BW, Pinsky L, Christl M, Kuznetsov E. Shielding experiments with high-energy heavy ions for spaceflight applications. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075007. (PIs: C. Zeitlin, J. Miller)
  6. Canney MS, Bailey MR, Crum LA, Khokhlova VA, Sapozhnikov OA. Acoustic characterization of high intensity focused ultrasound fields: A combined measurement and modeling approach. J Acoust Soc Am. 2008 Oct;124(4):2406-20. (PI: L.A. Crum)
  7. Ma W, Tavakoli T, Chen S, Maric D, Liu JL, O'Shaughnessy TJ, Barker JL. Reconstruction of functional cortical-like tissues from neural stem and progenitor cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Oct;14(10):1673-86. (PI: W. Ma)
  8. Zhang ZD, Nayar M, Ammons D, Rampersad J, Fox GE. Rapid in vivo exploration of a 5S rRNA neutral network. J Microbiol Methods. 2008 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Margaritis I, Rousseau AS, Marini JF, Chopard A. Does antioxidant system adaptive response alleviate related oxidative damage with long term bed rest? Clin Biochem. 2008 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Mitro P, Mudráková K, Micková H, Dudás J, Kirsch P, Valocik G. Hemodynamic parameters and heart rate variability during a tilt test in relation to gene polymorphism of renin-angiotensin and serotonin system. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Dec;31(12):1571-80.
  3. Davies PF. Hemodynamic shear stress and the endothelium in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2009 Jan;6(1):16-26. Epub 2008 Nov 25. Note: From Table of Contents: "Thirteen years after his seminal Review on flow-mediated endothelial mechanotransduction, Peter Davies reviews the complex spatiotemporal shear stress characteristics that can predict atherosclerosis susceptibility. He also examines endothelial flow-induced responses—collectively known as mechanotransduction—and the spatially decentralized mechanism of endothelial mechanotransduction." This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Cooper VL, Hainsworth R. Head-up sleeping improves orthostatic tolerance in patients with syncope. Clin Auton Res. 2008 Dec;18(6):318-24. Epub 2008 Oct 15.
  5. Cooke J, Carew S, O'Connor M, Costelloe A, Sheehy C, Lyons D. Orthostatic hypotension: Is it really associated with an increased risk of systemic hypertension? J Hum Hypertens. 2008 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Sallis R. Exercise is medicine and physicians need to prescribe it! Br J Sports Med. 2008 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Hyder JA, Allison MA, Wong N, Papa A, Lang TF, Sirlin C, Gapstur SM, Ouyang P, Carr JJ, Criqui MH. Association of coronary artery and aortic calcium with lumbar bone density: The MESA Abdominal Aortic Calcium Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Trebacz H, Wójtowicz K. Thermostability of bone tissue after immobilization induced osteopenia in a rat model. Folia Histochem Cytobiol. 2008;46(3):379-82. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  9. Lynch GS. Update on emerging drugs for sarcopenia - Age-related muscle wasting. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2008 Dec;13(4):655-73.
  10. Sihver L, Matthiä D, Koi T, Mancusi D. Dose calculations at high altitudes and in deep space with GEANT4 using BIC and JQMD models for nucleus-nucleus reactions. New J. Phys. 2008;10:105019. Note: Articles from this issue may be obtained online without charge.
  11. Voss KO, Fournier C, Taucher-Scholz G. Heavy ion microprobes: A unique tool for bystander research and other radiobiological applications. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075011.
  12. Narici L. Heavy ions light flashes and brain functions: Recent observations at accelerators and in spaceflight. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075010. Note: This paper reports preliminary ISS results.
  13. Tsujii H, Kamada T, Baba M, Tsuji H, Kato H, Kato S, Yamada S, Yasuda S, Yanagi T, Kato H, Hara R, Yamamoto N, Mizoe J. Clinical advantages of carbon-ion radiotherapy. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075009.
  14. Ballarini F, Alloni D, Facoetti A, Ottolenghi A. Heavy-ion effects: From track structure to DNA and chromosome damage. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075008.
  15. Nikjoo H, Uehara S, Emfietzoglou D, Brahme A. Heavy charged particles in radiation biology and biophysics. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075006.
  16. Elsässer T, Cunrath R, Krämer M, Scholz M. Impact of track structure calculations on biological treatment planning in ion radiotherapy. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075005.
  17. Kiefer J. The physical basis for the biological action of heavy ions. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075004.
  18. Gunzert-Marx K, Iwase H, Schardt D, Simon RS. Secondary beam fragments produced by 200 MeV u-1 12C ions in water and their dose contributions in carbon ion radiotherapy. New J. Phys. 2008;10:075003.
  19. Flint B, Baker C, Freeston M, Newton JL. Level of psychosocial impairment predicts early response to treatment in vasovagal syncope. Europace. 2008 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  20. Shelhamer M. Introduction to the Special Issue on Psychomotor Coordination and Control. Nonlinear Dynamics Psychol Life Sci. 2009 Jan;13(1):1-2. Note: This introduction and the Table of Contents can be viewed by navigating within this site. The introduction is available without cost.
  21. Hamant O, Heisler MG, Jönsson H, Krupinski P, Uyttewaal M, Bokov P, Corson F, Sahlin P, Boudaoud A, Meyerowitz EM, Couder Y, Traas J. Developmental patterning by mechanical signals in Arabidopsis. Science. 2008 Dec 12;322(5908):1650-5. Note: This article is featured on the cover of Science and in a Perspective.

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