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NASA Spaceline 24 April 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Rithidech KN, Honikel L, Rieger R, Xie W, Fischer T, Simon SR. Protein-expression profiles in mouse blood-plasma following acute whole-body exposure to (137)Cs gamma rays. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Apr 7:1-16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.N. Rithidech)


  2. Chong SM, Jin JP. To investigate protein evolution by detecting suppressed epitope structures. J Mol Evol. 2009 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.P. Jin)


  3. Ouellette AL, Li JJ, Cooper DE, Ricco AJ, Kovacs GT. Evolving point-of-care diagnostics using up-converting phosphor bioanalytical systems. Anal Chem. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: A.L. Ouellette, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  4. Khokhlova TD, Canney MS, Lee D, Marro KI, Crum LA, Khokhlova VA, Bailey MR. Magnetic resonance imaging of boiling induced by high intensity focused ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 2009 Apr;125(4):2420-31. (PI: L.A. Crum)


  5. Kateb B, Ryan MA, Homer ML, Lara LM, Yin Y, Higa K, Chen MY. Sniffing out cancer using the JPL electronic nose: A pilot study of a novel approach to detection and differentiation of brain cancer. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] Note: The JPL electronic nose was developed in part from earlier NASA funding to M.A. Ryan. From paper: "Currently, the JPL ENose technology is being used by NASA on board the International Space Station to monitor breathing air for leaks and spills of targeted species [references cited]."


  6. Kanas N, Sandal G, Boyd JE, Gushin VI, Manzey D, North R, Leon GR, Suedfeld P, Bishop S, Fiedler ER, Inoue N, Johannes B, Kealey DJ, Kraft N, Matsuzaki I, Musson D, Palinkas LA, Salnitskiy VP, Sipes W, Stuster J, Wang J. Psychology and culture during long-duration space missions. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):659-77. Note: Footnote to paper: "This manuscript is a shortened version of a study group report sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics. The complete study group report will be published by the DLR." The authors include several NASA-funded investigators.


  7. Clement G, Lathan C, Lockerd A, Bukley A. Mental representation of spatial cues in microgravity: Writing and drawing tests. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):678-81. (PI: C. Lathan) Note: Parabolic flight results.


  8. Krishen K. Space applications for ionic polymer-metal composite sensors, actuators, and artificial muscles. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Jun-Jul;64(11-12):1160-6.




Other papers of interest:



  1. Diedrich A, Porta A, Barbic F, Brychta RJ, Bonizzi P, Diedrich L, Cerutti S, Robertson D, Furlan R. Lateralization of expression of neural sympathetic activity to the vessels and effects of carotid baroreceptor stimulation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]


  2. Miki K, Yoshimoto M, Hayashida Y, Shiraki K. Role of cardiopulmonary and carotid sinus baroreceptors in regulating renal sympathetic nerve activity during water immersion in conscious dogs. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  3. Pandorf CE, Haddad F, Wright C, Bodell PW, Baldwin KM. Differential epigenetic modifications of histones at the myosin heavy chain genes in fast and slow skeletal muscle fibers and in response to muscle unloading. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Tipton KD, Elliott TA, Ferrando AA, Aarsland AA, Wolfe RR. Stimulation of muscle anabolism by resistance exercise and ingestion of leucine plus protein. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2009 Apr;34(2):151-61.


  5. Dunlop JW, Hartmann MA, Brechet YJ, Fratzl P, Weinkamer R. New suggestions for the mechanical control of bone remodeling. Calcif Tissue Int. 2009 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  6. Papachroni KK, Karatzas DN, Papavassiliou KA, Basdra EK, Papavassiliou AG. Mechanotransduction in osteoblast regulation and bone disease. Trends Mol Med. 2009 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Saracino S, Mozzati M, Martinasso G, Pol R, Canuto RA, Muzio G. Superpulsed laser irradiation increases osteoblast activity via modulation of bone morphogenetic factors. Lasers Surg Med. 2009 Apr;41(4):298-304.


  8. Le Postollec A, Incerti S, Dobrijevic M, Desorgher L, Santin G, Moretto P, Vandenabeele-Trambouze O, Coussot G, Dartnell L, Nieminen P. Monte Carlo simulation of the radiation environment encountered by a biochip during a space mission to Mars. Astrobiology. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Golfier S, Jost G, Pietsch H, Lengsfeld P, Eckardt-Schupp F, Schmid E, Voth M. Dicentric chromosomes and {gamma}-H2AX foci formation in lymphocytes of human blood samples exposed to a CT scanner: A direct comparison of dose response relationships. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Carson RG, Oytam Y, Riek S. Artificial gravity reveals that economy of action determines the stability of sensorimotor coordination. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5248. Epub 2009 Apr 13. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  11. Doumas M, Rapp MA, Krampe RT. Working memory and postural control: Adult age differences in potential for improvement, task priority, and dual tasking. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2009 Mar;64(2):193-201. Epub 2009 Mar 2. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  12. Lowrey CR, Bent LR. Modulation of the soleus H-reflex following galvanic vestibular stimulation and cutaneous stimulation in prone human subjects. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Stieglmeier M, Wirth R, Kminek G, Moissl-Eichinger C. Cultivation of anaerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacteria from spacecraft-associated clean rooms. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]


  14. Semyonov OG. Radiation hazard of relativistic interstellar flight. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Mar-Apr;64(5-6):644-53.


  15. Katuntsev VP, Osipov YY, Filipenkov SN. Biomedical problems of EVA support during manned space flight to Mars. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):682-7.


  16. Grasser EK, Goswami N, Roessler A, Vrecko K, Hinghofer-Szalkay H. Hemodynamic and neurohormonal responses to extreme orthostatic stress in physically fit young adults. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):688-96.


  17. Pham TT, El-Genk MS. Dose estimates in a lunar shelter with regolith shielding. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):697-713.


  18. Arnould J. Arts in space: French experiences and elements of prospective. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):714-7.


  19. Joyce S, Ferguson C, Weinstein P. Public support for Mars missions: The importance of informing the next generation. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Apr-May;64(7-8):718-23.


  20. Ishizaki Y, Fukuoka H, Tanaka H, Ishizaki T, Fujii Y, Hattori-Uchida Y, Nakamura M, Ohkawa K, Kobayashi H, Taniuchi S, Kaneko K. Executive function on the 16-day of bed rest in young healthy men. Acta Astronaut. 2009 May-Jun;64(9-10):864-8.


  21. Hirayanagi K, Natsuno T, Shiozawa T, Yamaguchi N, Watanabe Y, Suzuki S, Iwase S, Mano T, Yajima K. Changes in prevalence of subjective fatigue during 14-day 6* head-down bed rest. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Jun-Jul;64(11-12):1298-303.


  22. Lapierre J, Bouchard S, Martin T, Perreault M. Transcultural group performance in extreme environment: Issues, concepts and emerging theory. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Jun-Jul;64(11-12):1304-13.







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