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NASA Spaceline 30 January 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009

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  1. Deegan BM, Geraghty MC, Hodgeman RM, Reisner AA, O'Laighin G, Serrador JM. Assessment of techniques used to evaluate the effect of posture and cardiac output on cerebral autoregulation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;1:1992-5. (PI: J.M. Serrador)
  2. Kawashima Y, Fritton JC, Yakar S, Epstein S, Schaffler MB, Jepsen KJ, LeRoith D. Type 2 diabetic mice demonstrate slender long bones with increased fragility secondary to increased osteoclastogenesis. Bone. 2008 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M.B. Schaffler)
  3. Shen J, Liu H, Yuan X, Moges M. STDAS: Sensing task and data aggregation scheduling for astronaut health monitoring using wireless mesh networks. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;1:795-8.
  4. Stirling L, Newman D, Willcox K. Self-rotations in simulated microgravity: Performance effects of strategy training. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):5-14. (PI: D. Newman)
  5. Davis JR. Space Life Sciences – NASA Johnson Space Center – Innovation and integration. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):71. Note: This article, which is the Space Medicine Association News topic for this issue of this journal, can be accessed online without cost.
  6. Stimpson AJ, Pereira RS, Kiss JZ, Correll MJ. Extraction and labeling methods for microarrays using small amounts of plant tissue. Physiol Plant. 2009 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.Z. Kiss)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Huang SC, Wong MK, Wang JS. Systemic hypoxia affects cardiac autonomic activity and vascular hemodynamic control modulated by physical stimulation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Sznitman J, Heimsch T, Wildhaber JH, Tsuda A, Rösgen T. Respiratory flow phenomena and gravitational deposition in a three-dimensional space-filling model of the pulmonary acinar tree. J Biomech Eng. 2009 Mar;131(3):031010.
  3. Clark BC, Manini TM, Hoffman RL, Russ DW. Restoration of voluntary muscle strength after 3 weeks of cast immobilization is suppressed in women compared with men. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Jan;90(1):178-80.
  4. Farthing JP, Krentz JR, Magnus CR. Strength training the free limb attenuates strength loss during unilateral immobilization. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Drummond MJ, Dreyer HC, Fry CS, Glynn EL, Rasmussen BB. Nutritional and contractile regulation of human skeletal muscle protein synthesis and mTORC1 signaling. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Bauman WA, Schwartz E, Song IS, Kirshblum S, Cirnigliaro C, Morrison N, Spungen AM. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry overestimates bone mineral density of the lumbar spine in persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Ikeda K. Osteocytes in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2008 Dec;8(4):213-7.
  8. Iuliano-Burns S, Wang XF, Ayton J, Jones G, Seeman E. Skeletal and hormonal responses to sunlight deprivation in Antarctic expeditioners. Osteoporos Int. 2009 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Butcher DT, Alliston T, Weaver VM. A tense situation: Forcing tumour progression. Nat Rev Cancer. 2009 Feb;9(2):108-22. Note: This review, on the topic of mechanical force sensing in tumorigenesis, is featured on the cover of the journal, with an interesting drawing.
  10. Tapias A, Leplat C, Confalonieri F. Recovery of ionizing-radiation damage after high doses of gamma ray in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus gammatolerans. Extremophiles. 2009 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Note the species name.
  11. Pontier JM, Guerrero F, Castagna O. Bubble formation and endothelial function before and after 3 months of dive training. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):15-9.
  12. Jia H, Cui G, Xie S, Tian D, Bi H, Guo S. Vestibular function in military pilots before and after 10 s at +9 Gz on a centrifuge. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):20-3.
  13. Caldwell JA, Mallis MM, Caldwell JL, Paul MA, Miller JC, Neri DF, Aerospace Medical Association Aerospace Fatigue Countermeasures Subcommittee of the Human Factors Committee. Fatigue countermeasures in aviation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):29-59. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Russomano T, Cardoso R, Duval V, Itaqui Lopes MH, Célia S, Huttner E, Huttner E. Space technologies used to improve health care in remote areas. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jan;80(1):62-3. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  15. Lupi D, Oster H, Thompson S, Foster RG. The acute light-induction of sleep is mediated by OPN4-based photoreception. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Sep;11(9):1068-73.
  16. Morita MT. Sensing of the direction of gravity in gravitropism. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2008 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Klimarev SI, Ilyin VK, Starkova LV. [Choice of a method and a type of device for water decontamination and warming within physical-chemical life support systems] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):3-14. Russian.
  18. Kotovskaya AR, Koloteva MI, Lukianyuk VYu, Zhernavkov AF, Kondratyuk LL. [Individual prediction by the analysis of preflight ECG data of cardiac function disorders in cosmonauts during standard deorbit after long-term space flights and in the period of postflight observation] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):14-20. Russian. Note: Mir, ISS results.
  19. Krasnov IB. [Electron microscopy analysis of the structural elements of the vestibular input to nodulus Purkinje's cells in rats exposed to a 9-day space flight] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):20-7. Russian. Note: STS-40 results.
  20. Durnova GN, Kaplansky AS, Orlov OI, Ilyin EA. [Histomorphometric investigation of the shin bones taken from Mongolian gerbil Meriones unguiculatus exposed on satellite "Foton-M" No. 3] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):27-30. Russian. Note: Foton-M results.
  21. Babakova LL, Krasnov IB, Pozdnyakov OM. [Impact of 3-month simulation of the microgravity effects on the neuromuscular junction structure in rat's m. soleus] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):31-5. Russian.
  22. Mukhina AM, Nemirovskaya TL, Larina IM, Pastushkova LKh, Vasilieva GYu, Istomina VE, Veselova OM, Turtikova OV, Shenkman BS. [Effects of creatine phosphokinase competitive inhibitor on system and tissue energy metabolism in rats in the norm and during unloading] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):35-9. Russian.
  23. Shumilina GA, Bogatova RI, Solovieva ZO, Kutina IV, Grishchenkova VA. [Evaluation of the practicability of linen bed-clothes and underwear in space flight] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):47-50. Russian.
  24. Mitrikas VG. [Estimation of effective and mean tissue doses on the ISS] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):50-5. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  25. Shafirkin AV, Kolomensky AV. [Radiation conditions and radiation risks for cosmonauts flying to Mars using electrical jet microthrusters] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2008 Jul-Aug;42(4):55-62. Russian.

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