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NASA Spaceline 20 February 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Scheuring RA, Mathers CH, Jones JA, Wear ML. Musculoskeletal injuries and minor trauma in space: Incidence and injury mechanisms in U.S. astronauts. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):117-24. Note: Space flight results (Mercury through ISS).
  2. Ricci R, Ramsey D, Johnson K, Borckardt JJ, Vallejo M, Roberts DR, George MS. A pilot feasibility study of daily rTMS to modify corticospinal excitability during lower limb immobilization. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008 Oct;4(5):1127-34. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  3. Chowdhury P, Soulsby ME, Scott JL. Effects of aminoguanidine on tissue oxidative stress induced by hindlimb unloading in rats. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2009 Winter;39(1):64-70.
  4. Dingfelder M, Travia A, McLawhorn RA, Shinpaugh JL, Toburen LH. Electron emission from foils and biological materials after proton impact. Radiat Phys Chem Oxf Engl 1993. 2008;77(10-12):1213-7. (PI: M. Dingfelder) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  5. Mohawk JA, Baer ML, Menaker M. The methamphetamine-sensitive circadian oscillator does not employ canonical clock genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: M. Menaker)
  6. Anderson JL, Glod CA, Dai J, Cao Y, Lockley SW. Lux vs. wavelength in light treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.W. Lockley)
  7. Stanga JP, Boonsirichai K, Sedbrook JC, Otegui MS, Masson PH. A role for the TOC complex in Arabidopsis root gravitropism. Plant Physiol. 2009 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.H. Masson) Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Cui J, Shibasaki M, Davis SL, Low DA, Keller DM, Crandall CG. Whole body heat stress attenuates baroreflex control of muscle sympathetic nerve activity during post exercise muscle ischemia. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Aoki M, Sakaida Y, Hayashi H, Yamada N, Mizuta K, Ito Y. The orthostatic dysregulation of blood pressure in dizzy patients. J Vestib Res. 2008;18(4):223-9.
  3. Brown SJ, Bryant M, Mundel T, Stannard SR. Human ventilatory efficiency and respiratory sinus arrhythmia during head-up tilt. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2008 Dec;59(4):771-80. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Matsumura Y, Kasai Y, Obata H, Matsushima S, Inaba T, Uchida A. Changes in water content of intervertebral discs and paravertebral muscles before and after bed rest. J Orthop Sci. 2009 Jan;14(1):45-50. Epub 2009 Feb 13.
  5. Kook SH, Hwang JM, Park JS, Kim EM, Heo JS, Jeon YM, Lee JC. Mechanical force induces type I collagen expression in human periodontal ligament fibroblasts through activation of ERK/JNK and AP-1. J Cell Biochem. 2009 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Gourion-Arsiquaud S, Burket J, Havill L, Dicarlo E, Doty S, Mendelsohn R, van der Meulen M, Boskey A. Spatial variation in osteonal bone properties relative to tissue and animal age. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Chaumet G, Taillard J, Sagaspe P, Pagani M, Dinges DF, Pavy-Le-Traon A, Bareille MP, Rascol O, Philip P. Confinement and sleep deprivation effects on propensity to take risks. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):73-80.
  8. Killgore WD, Grugle NL, Reichardt RM, Killgore DB, Balkin TJ. Executive functions and the ability to sustain vigilance during sleep loss. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):81-7.
  9. Yang P, Jia B, Ding C, Wang Z, Qian A, Shang P. Whole-body vibration effects on bone before and after hind-limb unloading in rats. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):88-93.
  10. Donohew BE, Griffin MJ. Motion sickness with fully roll-compensated lateral oscillation: Effect of oscillation frequency. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):94-101.
  11. Holly JE, Harmon KJ. Spatial disorientation in gondola centrifuges predicted by the form of motion as a whole in 3-D. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Feb;80(2):125-34.
  12. Angerer O. European space radiation research in the context of ESA's exploration activities. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):229.
  13. Reitz G. Characteristic of the radiation field in low Earth orbit and in deep space. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):233-43.
  14. Durante M. Physical and biomedical countermeasures for space radiation risk. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):244-52.
  15. Sihver L. Transport calculations and accelerator experiments needed for radiation risk assessment in space. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):253-64.
  16. Berger T. Radiation dosimetry onboard the International Space Station ISS. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):265-75. Note: ISS results.
  17. Jškel O. The relative biological effectiveness of proton and ion beams. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):276-85.
  18. Schulte RW, Wroe AJ, Bashkirov VA, Garty GY, Breskin A, Chechik R, Shchemelinin S, Gargioni E, Grosswendt B, Rosenfeld AB. Nanodosimetry-based quality factors for radiation protection in space. Z Med Phys. 2008 Dec;18(4):286-96.
  19. Yasuda H. Effective dose measured with a life size human phantom in a low Earth orbit mission. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2009 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] Note: STS-91 (Shuttle/Mir) results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  20. Holly JE, Vrublevskis A, Carlson LE. Whole-motion model of perception during forward- and backward-facing centrifuge runs. J Vestib Res. 2008;18(4):171-86.
  21. Dupierrix E, Gresty M, Ohlmann T, Chokron S. Long lasting egocentric disorientation induced by normal sensori-motor spatial interaction. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(2):e4465. Epub 2009 Feb 12. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  22. Yamazaki S, Yoshikawa T, Biscoe EW, Numano R, Gallaspy LM, Soulsby S, Papadimas E, Pezuk P, Doyle SE, Tei H, Sakaki Y, Block GD, Menaker M. Ontogeny of circadian organization in the rat. J Biol Rhythms. 2009 Feb;24(1):55-63.

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