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NASA Spaceline 3 April 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

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  1. Kirkpatrick AW, Ball CG, Campbell M, Williams DR, Parazynski SE, Mattox KL, Broderick TJ. Severe traumatic injury during long duration spaceflight: Light years beyond ATLS. J Trauma Manag Outcomes. 2009 Mar 25;3:4. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  2. Manini TM, Clark BC. Blood flow restricted exercise and skeletal muscle health. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 Apr;37(2):78-85. (PI: B.C. Clark, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program) Note: This paper is featured on the cover of the journal.


  3. Lloyd SA, Yuan YY, Simske SJ, Riffle SE, Ferguson VL, Bateman TA. Administration of high-dose macrophage colony-stimulating factor increases bone turnover and trabecular volume fraction. J Bone Miner Metab. 2009 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T.A. Bateman)


  4. Wang KX, Shi YF, Ron Y, Kazanecki CC, Denhardt DT. Plasma osteopontin modulates chronic restraint stress-induced thymus atrophy by regulating stress hormones: Inhibition by an anti-osteopontin monoclonal antibody. J Immunol. 2009 Feb 15;182(4):2485-91. (PI: Y.F. Shi)


  5. Huang L, Smith A, Cummings P, Kendall EJ, Obenaus A. Neuroimaging assessment of memory-related brain structures in a rat model of acute space-like radiation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Apr;29(4):785-92. (PI: A. Obenaus) Note: This article (the pdf) may be obtained online without charge.


  6. Zeitlin C, Maurer R, Roth D, Goldsten J, Grey M. Development and evaluation of the Combined Ion and Neutron Spectrometer (CINS). Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res B. 2009 Jan;267(1):125-38. (PI: R. Maurer)


  7. Grey M, Goldsten J, Maurer R, Roth D, Zeitlin C. Data acquisition for the Combined Ion and Neutron Spectrometer (CINS). Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res B. 2009 Jan;267(1):139-43. (PI: R. Maurer)


  8. Dyde RT, Jenkin MR, Jenkin HL, Zacher JE, Harris LR. The effect of altered gravity states on the perception of orientation. Exp Brain Res. 2009 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: C.M. Oman) Note: Parabolic flight results.




Other papers of interest:



  1. Tamma R, Colaianni G, Camerino C, Di Benedetto A, Greco G, Strippoli M, Vergari R, Grano A, Mancini L, Mori G, Colucci S, Grano M, Zallone A. Microgravity during spaceflight directly affects in vitro osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption. FASEB J. 2009 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Foton-M3 results. From abstract: "These results indicate for the first time osteoclasts and their precursors as direct targets for microgravity and mechanical forces." The research was highlighted in a FASEB Journal press release.


  2. Hooshmand S, Arjmandi BH. Viewpoint: Dried plum, an emerging functional food that may effectively improve bone health. Ageing Res Rev. 2009 Apr;8(2):122-7.


  3. Wang YC, Zhang S, Du TY, Wang B, Sun XQ. Clinorotation upregulates inducible nitric oxide synthase by inhibiting AP-1 activation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. J Cell Biochem. 2009 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Schneider SM, Robergs RA, Amorim FT, de Serna DG, Duran-Valdez EE, Schade DS. Impaired orthostatic response in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus after 48 hours of bed rest. Endocr Pract. 2009 Mar-Apr;15(2):104-10.


  5. Mano T. [Microneurography--from basic aspects to clinical applications and application in space medicine] Brain Nerve. 2009 Mar;61(3):227-42. Japanese.


  6. Fujino H, Ishihara A, Murakami S, Yasuhara T, Kondo H, Mohri S, Takeda I, Roy RR. Protective effects of exercise preconditioning on hindlimb unloading-induced atrophy of rat soleus muscle. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2009 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Krivoi II, Kravtsova VV, Altaeva EG, Kubasov IV, Prokof'ev AV, Drabkina TM, Nikol'skii EE, Shenkman BS. [Decrease in the electrogenic contribution of Na,K-ATPase and resting membrane potential as a possible mechanism of calcium ion accumulation in filaments of the rat musculus soleus subjected to the short-term gravity unloading] Biofizika. 2008 Nov-Dec;53(6):1051-7. Russian.


  8. Vikhliantsev IM, Podlubnaia ZA. [Composition of the titin isoforms in muscles in pathology] Biofizika. 2008 Nov-Dec;53(6):1058-65. Russian.


  9. Ponomareva EV, Kravtsova VV, Kachaeva EV, Altaeva EG, Vikhliantsev IM, Podlubnaia ZA, Krivoi II, Shenkman BS. [Contractile properties of the isolated rat musculus soleus and single skinned soleus fibers at the early stage of gravitational unloading: Facts and hypotheses] Biofizika. 2008 Nov-Dec;53(6):1087-94. Russian.


  10. Machrafi R, Garrow K, Ing H, Smith MB, Andrews HR, Akatov Y, Arkhangelsky V, Chernykh I, Mitrikas V, Petrov V, Shurshakov V, Tomi L, Kartsev I, Lyagushin V. Neutron dose study with bubble detectors aboard the International Space Station as part of the Matroshka-R experiment. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2009 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.


  11. Uzawa A, Ando K, Koike S, Furusawa Y, Matsumoto Y, Takai N, Hirayama R, Watanabe M, Scholz M, Elsaesser T, Peschke P. Comparison of biological effectiveness of carbon-ion beams in Japan and Germany. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Apr 1;73(5):1545-51.


  12. Crevecoeur F, Thonnard JL, Lefevre P. Forward models of inertial loads in weightlessness. Neuroscience. 2009 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.


  13. Higashiyama A, Koga K. Perceived range, perceived velocity, and perceived duration of the body rotating in the frontal plane. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2009 Jan;71(1):104-15.


  14. Lewis NL, Brismee JM, James CR, Sizer PS, Sawyer SF. The effect of stretching on muscle responses and postural sway responses during computerized dynamic posturography in women and men. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Mar;90(3):454-62.


  15. Lechner SG, Frenzel H, Wang R, Lewin GR. Developmental waves of mechanosensitivity acquisition in sensory neuron subtypes during embryonic development. EMBO J. 2009 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  16. Tian Z, Zhou B, Qian A, Xu H, Di S, Zhao Y, Zhang Y, Liu J, Huang Y, Shang P. [Cloning of silkworm 3-hydroxyisobutyrate dehydrogenase gene and its expression patterns analysis in simulated weightless environment] Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2008 Dec;24(12):2041-8. Chinese.


  17. Johnsson A, Solheim BG, Iversen TH. Gravity amplifies and microgravity decreases circumnutations in Arabidopsis thaliana stems: Results from a space experiment. New Phytol. 2009 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] Note: ISS results.





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