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NASA Spaceline 5 June 2009 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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

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  1. Meck JV, Dreyer SA, Warren LE. Long-duration head-down bed rest: Project overview, vital signs, and fluid balance. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A1-8. Note: These nine articles constitute a supplement issue of this journal, entitled: "The NASA Flight Analog Project: Head-down bed rest studies." The articles are the result of the NASA Flight Analogs Project, which was created by NASA JSC and led by J.V. Meck for the "overall objective of using head-down bed rest to evaluate, compare, and refine candidate countermeasures to the greatest extent possible in bed rest studies." A goal of this project is to develop a standard bed rest protocol, thereby permitting better comparisons to be made to space flight studies or to other bed rest studies, and facilitating the assessment of candidate countermeasures. This article and the others may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Inniss AM, Rice BL, Smith SM. Dietary support of long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A9-14. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  3. Zwart SR, Oliver SA, Fesperman JV, Kala G, Krauhs J, Ericson K, Smith SM. Nutritional status assessment before, during, and after long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A15-22. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Spector ER, Smith SM, Sibonga JD. Skeletal effects of long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A23-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Platts SH, Martin DS, Stenger MB, Perez SA, Ribeiro LC, Summers R, Meck JV. Cardiovascular adaptations to long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A29-36. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  6. Crucian BE, Stowe RP, Mehta SK, Yetman DL, Leal MJ, Quiriarte HD, Pierson DL, Sams CF. Immune status, latent viral reactivation, and stress during long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A37-44. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Reschke MF, Bloomberg JJ, Paloski WH, Mulavara AP, Feiveson AH, Harm DL. Postural reflexes, balance control, and functional mobility with long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A45-54. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  8. Seaton KA, Bowie KE, Sipes WA. Behavioral and psychological issues in long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A55-61. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  9. Seaton KA, Slack KJ, Sipes WA, Bowie KE. Cognitive functioning in long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 May;80(5 Suppl):A62-5. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  10. Trudel G, Payne M, Mädler B, Ramachandran N, Lecompte M, Wade C, Biolo G, Blanc S, Hughson R, Bear L, Uhthoff HK. Bone marrow fat accumulation after 60 days of bedrest persisted 1 year after resuming activities along with hemopoietic stimulation - the WISE Study. J Appl Physiol. 2009 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study.
  11. Bollinger BR, Wilbur JC, Donoghue TG, Phillips SD, Knaus DA, Magari PJ, Alvarenga DL, Buckey JC. Dual-frequency ultrasound detection of stationary microbubbles in tissue. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;36(2):127-36. (PI: J.C. Buckey)
  12. Satyaprakash AK, Tremaine AM, Stelter AA, Creed R, Ravanfar P, Mendoza N, Mehta SK, Rady PL, Pierson DL, Tyring SK. Viremia in acute herpes zoster. J Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 1;200(1):26-32. (PI: D.L. Pierson)
  13. Hall EJ. Is there a place for quantitative risk assessment? J. Radiol Prot. 2009 Jun;29(2):A171-84. Epub 2009 May 19. (PI: E.J. Hall)
  14. Rector DM, Schei JL, Van Dongen HP, Belenky G, Krueger JM. Physiological markers of local sleep. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 May;29(9):1771-8. Epub 2009 Apr 27. (PI: H.P. Van Dongen) Note: This article and two articles in the Other section are part of a special feature in this issue: "The Functions of Sleep." This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Chopard A, Lecunff M, Danger R, Lamirault G, Bihouee A, Teusan R, Jasmin BJ, Marini JF, Leger JJ. Large-scale mRNA analysis of female skeletal muscles during 60 days of bed rest with and without exercise or dietary protein supplementation as countermeasures. Physiol Genomics. 2009 May 26. [Epub ahead of print] Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study.
  2. Dalla Libera L, Ravara B, Gobbo V, Tarricone E, Vitadello M, Biolo G, Vescovo G, Gorza L. A transient anti-oxidant stress-response accompanies the onset of disuse atrophy in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol. 2009 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Marzetti E, Hwang JC, Lees HA, Wohlgemuth SE, Dupont-Versteegden EE, Carter CS, Bernabei R, Leeuwenburgh C. Mitochondrial death effectors: Relevance to sarcopenia and disuse muscle atrophy. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Figueiredo PA, Powers SK, Ferreira RM, Amado F, Appell HJ, Duarte JA. Impact of lifelong sedentary behavior on mitochondrial function of mice skeletal muscle. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Schnoke M, Midura SB, Midura RJ. Parathyroid hormone suppresses osteoblast apoptosis by augmenting DNA repair. Bone. 2009 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Chang J, Wang Z, Tang E, Fan Z, McCauley L, Franceschi R, Guan K, Krebsbach PH, Wang CY. Inhibition of osteoblastic bone formation by nuclear factor-kappaB. Nat Med. 2009 Jun;15(6):682-9.
  7. Bacabac RG, Van Loon JJ, Smit TH, Klein-Nulend J. Noise enhances the rapid nitric oxide production by bone cells in response to fluid shear stress. Technol Health Care. 2009;17(1):57-65.
  8. Wu S, Kawahara Y, Manabe T, Ogawa K, Matsumoto M, Sasaki A, Yuge L. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerates osteoblast differentiation and promotes bone formation in an osteoporosis rat model. Pathobiology. 2009 May;76(3):99-107. Epub 2009 May 19.
  9. Clare G, Pitts JA, Edgington K, Allan BD. From beach lifeguard to astronaut: Occupational vision standards and the implications of refractive surgery. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: NASA's vision standards for astronauts are included with those of other high-performance professions in this analysis of vision standards and changes occurring due to the advent of refractive surgery.
  10. Katsenelson K, Arieli R, Arieli Y, Abramovich A, Feinsod M, Tal D. Hyperbaric oxygen pretreatment according to the gas micronuclei denucleation hypothesis reduces neurologic deficit in decompression sickness in rats. J Appl Physiol. 2009 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Kaufmann I, Schachtner T, Feuerecker M, Schelling G, Thiel M, Choukèr A. Parabolic flight primes cytotoxic capabilities of polymorphonuclear leucocytes in humans. Eur J Clin Invest. 2009 May 15. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Parabolic flight results.
  12. Harada K, Nonaka T, Hamada N, Sakurai H, Hasegawa M, Funayama T, Kakizaki T, Kobayashi Y, Nakano T. Heavy-ion-induced bystander killing of human lung cancer cells: Role of gap junctional intercellular communication. Cancer Sci. 2009 Apr;100(4):684-8.
  13. Zhou PK, Sun Y, An J. Interaction between viral proteins and hosts and its disturbance in the cellular responses to ionising radiation. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 May 25:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Quarck G, Lhuisset L, Etard O, Denise P. Eye eccentricity modifies the perception of whole-body rotation. Exp Brain Res. 2009 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Ticini LF, Klose U, Nägele T, Karnath HO. Perfusion imaging in pusher syndrome to investigate the neural substrates involved in controlling upright body position. PLoS ONE. 2009 May 29;4(5):e5737. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  16. Cacchione T, Call J, Zingg R. Gravity and solidity in four great ape species (Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus, Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus): Vertical and horizontal variations of the table task. J Comp Psychol. 2009 May;123(2):168-80.
  17. Franken P, Dijk DJ. Circadian clock genes and sleep homeostasis. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 May;29(9):1820-9. Epub 2009 Apr 28.
  18. Vassalli A, Dijk DJ. Sleep function: Current questions and new approaches. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 May;29(9):1830-41. Epub 2009 Apr 28.
  19. Azri W, Chambon C, Herbette S, Brunel N, Coutand C, Leplé JC, Ben Rejeb I, Ammar S, Julien JL, Roeckel-Drevet P. Proteome analysis of apical and basal regions of poplar stems under gravitropic stimulation. Physiol Plant. 2009 Jun;136(2):193-208. Epub 2009 Mar 11.
  20. Oganov VS, Bogomolov VV. [Human bone system in microgravity: Review of research data, hypotheses and predictability of [the bone system] state in extended (exploration) missions] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):3-12. Russian. Note: Review of Mir and ISS results.
  21. Stepanova SI, Savchenko EG, Lavrentieva IN, Nesterov VF, Rudometkin NM, Saraev IF. [General condition evaluations by members of ISS missions 1 to 15] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):20-5. Russian. Note: ISS results.
  22. Bondareva SV, Vartbaronov RA, Ponomarenko KV, Bagaudinov KG, Khomenko MN, Uglova NN. [Resistivity and hemodynamic reactions of essentially healthy pilots to the passive orthostatic test] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):26-32. Russian.
  23. Razsolov NA, Krapivnitskaya TA, Rudovsky AA, Khashba BG. [Individual psychological attributes of civil pilots with atherosclerotic cerebral vessels] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):32-6. Russian.
  24. Eshmanova AK, Ivanov GG, Kabulova AZ, Luchitskaya ES, Baevsky RM. [Parameters of high definition ECG and dispersion ECG mapping on the background of amlodipin and myostimulation during 7-day dry immersion] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):40-3. Russian.
  25. Ivanova SM, Morukov BV, Maksimov GV, Bryzgalova NYu, Labetskaya OI, Yarlykova YuV, Levina AA. [Investigation of the morphofunctional properties of human red blood cells under the conditions of 7-day dry immersion] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):43-7. Russian.
  26. Afonin BV, Sedova EA. [Digestive system functioning during simulation of the microgravity effects on humans by immersion] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):48-52. Russian.
  27. Larina ON, Bekker AM. [Studies of individual patterns of blood proteins control during simulation of the microgravity effects on humans] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):52-6. Russian.
  28. Krasnov IB, Krasnikov GV, Burtseva TD, Piskareva GM, Chelynaya NA. [Influences of primary and repeated modeling of microgravity effects on spinal motoneurons L5 in rats: Cytological analysis] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):63-8. Russian.
  29. Larina IM, Noskov VB, Nichiporuk IA, Pastushkova LKh, Vasilieva GYu. [Desmopressin effect on water-salt homeostasis and orthostatic tolerance during head-down tilting] Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;43(1):68-72. Russian.

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