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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 12 June 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2009

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  1. Schuenke MD, Reed DW, Kraemer WJ, Staron RS, Volek JS, Hymer WC, Gordon S, Perry Koziris L. Effects of 14 days of microgravity on fast hindlimb and diaphragm muscles of the rat. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 May 31. [Epub ahead of print] Note: STS-62 results; results compared to STS-57 results.


  2. Henderson AC, Prisk GK, Levin DL, Hopkins SR, Buxton RB. Characterizing pulmonary blood flow distribution measured using arterial spin labeling. NMR Biomed. 2009 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.B. West/G.K. Prisk)


  3. Villasana L, Rosenberg J, Raber J. Sex-dependent effects of (56)Fe irradiation on contextual fear conditioning in C57BL/6J mice. Hippocampus. 2009 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J. Raber)


  4. Shuryak I, Hahnfeldt P, Hlatky L, Sachs RK, Brenner DJ. A new view of radiation-induced cancer: Integrating short- and long-term processes. Part II: Second cancer risk estimation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2009 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: L. Hlatky; L. Hlatky/R.K. Sachs/NSCOR) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  5. Miller CA, Feiveson AH, Bloomberg JJ. Effects of speed and visual-target distance on toe trajectory during the swing phase of treadmill walking. J Appl Biomech. 2009 Feb;25(1):32-42. (PI: J.J. Bloomberg)


  6. Arellano CJ, O'Connor DP, Layne C, Kurz MJ. The independent effect of added mass on the stability of the sagittal plane leg kinematics during steady-state human walking. J Exp Biol. 2009 Jun;212(Pt 12):1965-70.


  7. Arellano CJ, Layne CS, O'Connor DP, Scott-Pandorf M, Kurz MJ. Does load carrying influence sagittal plane locomotive stability? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Mar;41(3):620-7.


  8. Watson A, Ramirez CV, Salud E. Predicting visibility of aircraft. PLoS ONE. 2009 May 20;4(5):e5594. (PI: A. Watson) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  9. Sundaresan A, Pellis NR. Cellular and genetic adaptation in low-gravity environments. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2009 Apr;1161:135-46. (PI: A. Sundaresan) Note: These three articles and two articles in the Other section are from a volume entitled: "Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena: Fluid, Thermal, Biological, Materials, and Space Sciences." Most of the articles are in the physical sciences.


  10. Mukundakrishnan K, Eckmann DM, Ayyaswamy PS. Bubble motion through a generalized power-law fluid flowing in a vertical tube. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2009 Apr;1161:256-67. (PI: D.M. Eckmann)


  11. Sastry SK, Jun S, Somavat R, Samaranayake C, Yousef A, Pandit RB. Heating and sterilization technology for long-duration space missions: Transport processes in a reusable package. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2009 Apr;1161:562-9. (PI: S.K. Sastry)


  12. Popova AF, Musgrave M, Kuang A. The development of embryos in Brassica rapa L. in microgravity. Cytol Genet. 2009 Apr;43(2):89-93. (PI: M. Musgrave) Note: STS-87 results. The paper includes a photograph of Ukrainian astronaut Leonid Kadenyuk artificially pollinating B. rapa flowers during the flight. This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Tsitologiya i Genetika 2009;43(2):21-6. The first page of the translation is available without charge at the publisher's site (as is the case with many Springer journals).




Other papers of interest:



  1. Thirsk R, Kuipers A, Mukai C, Williams D. The space-flight environment: The International Space Station and beyond. CMAJ. 2009 Jun 9;180(12):1216-20. Epub 2009 Jun 1. Note: This article and the following article are part of a series of five articles accompanying the May arrival of Robert Thirsk to ISS, the first long-duration mission by a Canadian. The articles, available online without charge, appear in the June 9 (p. 1216) and June 23 (p. 1292, 1317, 1324, 1335) issues. The issues can be accessed via the journal's home page.


  2. Williams D, Kuipers A, Mukai C, Thirsk R. Acclimation during space flight: Effects on human physiology. CMAJ. 2009 Jun 23;180(13):1317-23. Epub 2009 Jun 9.


  3. Eisenman LM. Motion sickness may be caused by a neurohumoral action of acetylcholine. Med Hypotheses. 2009 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Lee EY, Sun Y, Zurakowski D, Hatabu H, Khatwa U, Albert MS. Hyperpolarized 3He MR imaging of the lung: Normal range of ventilation defects and PFT correlation in young adults. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 May;24(2):110-4.


  5. Bogachev MI, Mamontov OV, Konradi AO, Uljanitski YD, Kantelhardt JW, Schlyakhto EV. Analysis of blood pressure-heart rate feedback regulation under non-stationary conditions: Beyond baroreflex sensitivity. Physiol Meas. 2009 Jun 5;30(7):631-45. [Epub ahead of print]


  6. Madden KM, Lockhart C. Arterial baroreflex function in older adults with neurocardiogenic syncope. Clin Invest Med. 2009 Jun 1;32(3):E191-8.


  7. Arbogast SD, Alshekhlee A, Hussain Z, McNeeley K, Chelimsky TC. Hypotension unawareness in profound orthostatic hypotension. Am J Med. 2009 Jun;122(6):574-80.


  8. Mudrakova K, Mitro P, Salagovic J, Habalova V, Kirsch P, Tkac I. Gene polymorphisms of renin angiotensin system and serotonin transporter gene in patients with vasovagal syncope. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2009;110(2):73-6. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  9. Cohen S, Brault JJ, Gygi SP, Glass DJ, Valenzuela DM, Gartner C, Latres E, Goldberg AL. During muscle atrophy, thick, but not thin, filament components are degraded by MuRF1-dependent ubiquitylation. J Cell Biol. 2009 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Note: The significance of this article is described in an "In Focus" article, available online without charge.


  10. Jani K, Schöck F. Molecular mechanisms of mechanosensing in muscle development. Dev Dyn. 2009 Jun;238(6):1526-34. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  11. Homma T, Hamaoka T, Murase N, Osada T, Murakami M, Kurosawa Y, Kitahara A, Ichimura S, Yashiro K, Katsumura T. Low-volume muscle endurance training prevents decrease in muscle oxidative and endurance function during 21-day forearm immobilization. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2009 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]


  12. Durieux AC, D'Antona G, Desplanches D, Freyssenet D, Klossner S, Bottinelli R, Flueck M. Focal adhesion kinase is a load-dependent governor of the slow contractile and oxidative muscle phenotype. J Physiol. 2009 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Snijders T, Verdijk LB, van Loon LJ. The impact of sarcopenia and exercise training on skeletal muscle satellite cells. Ageing Res Rev. 2009 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]


  14. Nowak MR, Kirkpatrick AW, Bouffard JA, Amponsah D, Dulchavsky SA. Snowboarding injuries: A review of the literature and an analysis of the potential use of portable ultrasound for mountainside diagnostics. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2009 Mar;2(1):25-9. Epub 2009 Jan 7. Note: The authors acknowledge the development of remote guidance ultrasound for use on ISS as being applicable to uses such as those described in this article. The article may be obtained online without charge.


  15. Higashiyama A, Koga K. Perceived self-tilt in dynamic visual stimuli: Evidence for suppression by vestibulo-tactile inputs. Perception. 2009;38(2):281-91.


  16. Marcuzzo S, Dutra MF, Stigger F, do Nascimento PS, Ilha J, Kalil-Gaspar PI, Achaval M. Different effects of anoxia and hind-limb immobilization on sensorimotor development and cell numbers in the somatosensory cortex in rats. Brain Dev. 2009 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]


  17. Li B, Li F, Puskar KM, Wang JH. Spatial patterning of cell proliferation and differentiation depends on mechanical stress magnitude. J Biomech. 2009 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]


  18. van Benthem R, Krooneman J, de Grave W, Hammenga-Dorenbos H. Thermal design and turbidity sensor for autonomous bacterial growth measurements in spaceflight. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2009 Apr;1161:147-65. Note: Foton-M2 results.


  19. Hirai H, Kitaya Y. Effects of gravity on transpiration of plant leaves. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2009 Apr;1161:166-72. Note: Parabolic flight results.





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