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NASA Spaceline 15 May 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2009

The abstract in PubMed or at the publisher's site is linked when available and will open in a new window.

  1. Li W, Kornak J, Harris TB, Keyak J, Li C, Lu Y, Cheng X, Lang T. Bone fracture risk estimation based on image similarity. Bone. 2009 May 1. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: T. Lang)
  2. Judex S, Gupta S, Rubin C. Regulation of mechanical signals in bone. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2009 May;12(2):94-104. (PIs: S. Judex, C. Rubin)
  3. Asaithamby A, Chen DJ. Cellular responses to DNA double-strand breaks after low-dose {gamma}-irradiation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: D.J. Chen; J.D. Minna/D.J. Chen/NSCOR) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Breneman KD, Brownell WE, Rabbitt RD. Hair cell bundles: Flexoelectric motors of the inner ear. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5201. Epub 2009 Apr 22. (PI: K.D. Breneman, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Visscher AM, Paul AL, Kirst M, Alling AK, Silverstone S, Nechitailo G, Nelson M, Dempster WF, Van Thillo M, Allen JP, Ferl RJ. Effects of a spaceflight environment on heritable changes in wheat gene expression. Astrobiology. 2009 May 4. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: R.J. Ferl) Note: Mir results.
  6. Kiss JZ. Plants circling in outer space. New Phytol. 2009;182(3):555-7. (PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: This article, available online without charge, is a commentary on a paper by Johnsson et al. (included in Current Awareness list 4/3/09) that reported results of an ISS circumutation experiment. The articles are featured on the journal cover.
  7. Kumari R, Singh KP, Dumond JW Jr. Simulated microgravity decreases DNA repair capacity and induces DNA damage in human lymphocytes. J Cell Biochem. 2009 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

  1. Sato M, Kanikowska D, Iwase S, Shimizu Y, Inukai Y, Nishimura N, Sugenoya J. Effects of encouraged water drinking on thermoregulatory responses after 20 days of head-down bed rest in humans. Int J Biometeorol. 2009 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Zhang R, Claassen JA, Shibata S, Kilic S, Martin-Cook K, Diaz-Arrastia R, Levine BD. Arterial-cardiac baroreflex function: Insights from repeated squat-stand maneuvers. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Darquenne C, Harrington L, Prisk GK. Alveolar duct expansion greatly enhances aerosol deposition: A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics study. Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2009 Jun 13;367(1896):2333-46.
  4. Blatteau JE, Pontier JM. Effect of in-water recompression with oxygen to 6 msw versus normobaric oxygen breathing on bubble formation in divers. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Lin C, Jiang X, Dai Z, Guo X, Weng T, Wang J, Li Y, Feng G, Gao X, He L. Sclerostin mediates bone response to mechanical unloading via antagonizing Wnt/beta-catenin signaling. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Lang DH, Conroy DE, Lionikas A, Mack HA, Larsson L, Vogler GP, Vandenbergh DJ, Blizard DA, McClearn GE, Sharkey NA. Bone, muscle and physical activity: Structural equation modeling of relationships and genetic influence with age. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Turner CH, Warden SJ, Bellido T, Plotkin LI, Kumar N, Jasiuk I, Danzig J, Robling AG. Mechanobiology of the skeleton. Sci Signal. 2009 Apr 28;2(68):pt3. Note: This is a slide presentation.
  8. Machado A, García-López D, González-Gallego J, Garatachea N. Whole-body vibration training increases muscle strength and mass in older women: A randomized-controlled trial. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2009 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Ferrando AA, Paddon-Jones D, Hays NP, Kortebein P, Ronsen O, Williams RH, McComb A, Symons TB, Wolfe RR, Evans W. EAA supplementation to increase nitrogen intake improves muscle function during bed rest in the elderly. Clin Nutr. 2009 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Lissek S, Wilimzig C, Stude P, Pleger B, Kalisch T, Maier C, Peters SA, Nicolas V, Tegenthoff M, Dinse HR. Immobilization impairs tactile perception and shrinks somatosensory cortical maps. Curr Biol. 2009 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Yu HL, Jin YZ. [The advances of research on vestibulo-cardiovascular reflexes] Sheng Li Ke Xue Jin Zhan. 2009 Jan;40(1):31-5. Chinese.
  12. Buyuklu F, Tarhan E, Ozluoglu L. Vestibular functions in motion sickness susceptible individuals. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Krishnan R, Park CY, Lin YC, Mead J, Jaspers RT, Trepat X, Lenormand G, Tambe D, Smolensky AV, Knoll AH, Butler JP, Fredberg JJ. Reinforcement versus fluidization in cytoskeletal mechanoresponsiveness. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(5):e5486. Epub 2009 May 8. Note: This article expands on the interesting concept that the cytoskeleton sometimes softens or fluidizes in response to mechanical force. The article may be obtained online without charge.
  14. Asparuhova MB, Gelman L, Chiquet M. Role of the actin cytoskeleton in tuning cellular responses to external mechanical stress. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2009 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Schrader S, Kremling C, Klinger M, Laqua H, Geerling G. Cultivation of lacrimal gland acinar cells in a microgravity environment. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]

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