NASA Spaceline 2 January 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2009
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Keyak JH, Koyama AK, Leblanc A, Lu Y, Lang TF.Reduction in proximal femoral strength due to long-duration spaceflight.Bone. 2008 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print](PI: T.F. Lang)Note:
ISS results. Substantial decreases in bone strength following long-duration space flight were observed, decreases that were notably greater than previously reported reductions in bone mineral density.
Foster PP, Butler BD.Decompression to altitude: Assumptions, experimental evidence and future directions.J Appl Physiol. 2008 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print](PI: B.D. Butler)Note:
A focus of this review is the relevance of decompression illness to microgravity and space flight.
Sun XQ, Xu ZP, Zhang S, Cao XS, Liu TS.Simulated weightlessness aggravates hypergravity-induced impairment of learning and memory and neuronal apoptosis in rats.Behav Brain Res. 2008 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print]
Bizzarri M.[Consequences of space exploration for mankind]G Ital Nefrol. 2008 Nov-Dec;25(6):686-9. Italian.
Ghandhi SA, Yaghoubian B, Amundson SA.Global gene expression analyses of bystander and alpha particle irradiated normal human lung fibroblasts: Synchronous and differential responses.BMC Med Genomics. 2008 Dec 24;1:63. [Epub ahead of print]Note:
This article may be obtained online without charge.
Mullington JM, Haack M, Toth M, Serrador JM, Meier-Ewert HK.Cardiovascular, inflammatory, and metabolic consequences of sleep deprivation.Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Jan-Feb;51(4):294-302.Note:
The topic of this issue of the journal is sleep and cardiovascular disease. This article and the other articles may currently be obtained online without charge when accessed via the Table of Contents (click on the volume and issue in the publisher's site abstract).
Dahlman J, Sjors A, Ledin T, Falkmer T.Could sound be used as a strategy for reducing symptoms of perceived motion sickness?J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2008 Dec 23;5:35. [Epub ahead of print]Note:
Sound, as presented in this study, was not effective in reducing perceived motion sickness. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Platt TR, Burnside L, Bush E.The role of light and gravity in the experimental transmission of Echinostoma caproni (Digenea:Echinostomatidae) cercariae to the second intermediate host, Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda:Pulmonata).J Parasitol. 2008 Oct 27:1. [Epub ahead of print]
Chehab EW, Eich E, Braam J.Thigmomorphogenesis: A complex plant response to mechano-stimulation.J Exp Bot. 2008 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]Note:
Review article by a former PI who conducted research on this topic.