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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 26 June 2009

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

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  1. Lim P, Mitchell-Heggs L, Buakhamsri A, Thomas JD, Grimm RA. Impact of left ventricular size on tissue Doppler and longitudinal strain by speckle tracking for assessing wall motion and mechanical dyssynchrony in candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jun;22(6):695-701. (PI: J.D. Thomas)


  2. Lin W, Xia Y, Qin YX. Characterization of the trabecular bone structure using frequency modulated ultrasound pulse. J Acoust Soc Am. 2009 Jun;125(6):4071-7. (PI: Y.X. Qin)


  3. Strangman GE, Zhang Q, Zeffiro T. Near-infrared neuroimaging with NinPy. Front Neuroinformatics. 2009;3:12. Epub 2009 May 29. (PI: G.E. Strangman) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  4. Kim MH, Hayat MJ, Feiveson AH, Cucinotta FA. Prediction of frequency and exposure level of solar particle events. Health Phys. 2009 Jul;97(1):68-81. (PI: F.A. Cucinotta)


  5. Shuryak I, Hahnfeldt P, Hlatky L, Sachs RK, Brenner DJ. A new view of radiation-induced cancer: Integrating short- and long-term processes. Part I: Approach. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L. Hlatky; L. Hlatky/R.K. Sachs/NSCOR) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  6. Rabbitt RD, Breneman KD, King C, Yamauchi AM, Boyle R, Highstein SM. Dynamic displacement of normal and detached semicircular canal cupula. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2009 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.D. Breneman, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  7. Stirling L, Willcox K, Ferguson P, Newman D. Kinetics and kinematics for translational motions in microgravity during parabolic flight. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):522-31. (PI: D. Newman) Note: Parabolic flight results.


  8. Boyd JE, Kanas NA, Salnitskiy VP, Gushin VI, Saylor SA, Weiss DS, Marmar CR. Cultural differences in crewmembers and mission control personnel during two space station programs. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):532-40. (PI: N.A. Kanas) Note: Mir, ISS results.


  9. Bearman C, Paletz SB, Orasanu J. Situational pressures on aviation decision making: Goal seduction and situation aversion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):556-60.


  10. Parazynski S, Gast K, Scheuring R. U.S. Space Medicine Operations - Overview Part I. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):590-1. Note: This article, which is the Space Medicine Association News topic for this issue of this journal, can be accessed online without cost.


  11. Durocher JJ, Schwartz CE, Carter JR. Sympathetic neural responses to mental stress during acute simulated microgravity. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]


  12. Goel N, Banks S, Mignot E, Dinges DF. PER3 polymorphism predicts cumulative sleep homeostatic but not neurobehavioral changes to chronic partial sleep deprivation. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 11;4(6):e5874. (PI: D.F. Dinges) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  13. Marrero B, Messina JL, Heller R. Generation of a tumor spheroid in a microgravity environment as a 3D model of melanoma. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2009 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]


  14. Musgrave ME, Kuang A, Allen J, Blasiak J, van Loon JJ. Brassica rapa L. seed development in hypergravity. Seed Sci Res. 2009 Jun;19(2):63-72. (PI: M.E. Musgrave)


Other papers of interest:



  1. Capelli C, Adami A, Antonutto G, Cautero M, Tam E. Oxygen deficits and oxygen delivery kinetics during submaximal intensity exercise in humans after 14 days of head-down tilt-bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]


  2. Vorluni L, Volianitis S. Interaction of cardiac and muscle mechanical afferents on baroreflex control of the sinus node during dynamic exercise. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2009 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  3. Piazza N, Gosangi B, Devilla S, Arking R, Wessells R. Exercise-training in young Drosophila melanogaster reduces age-related decline in mobility and cardiac performance. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 11;4(6):e5886. Note: Fruit fly exercise. This article may be obtained online without charge.


  4. Stewart JM. Chronic fatigue syndrome: Comments on deconditioning, blood volume, and resulting cardiac function. Clin Sci (Lond). 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article, a comment on a research paper, suggests that these findings linking diminished blood volume and chronic fatigue syndrome have an analogy in blood volume effects observed in microgravity and bed rest.


  5. Armbrecht G, Belavý DL, Gast U, Bongrazio M, Touby F, Beller G, Roth HJ, Perschel FH, Rittweger J, Felsenberg D. Resistive vibration exercise attenuates bone and muscle atrophy in 56 days of bed rest: Biochemical markers of bone metabolism. Osteoporos Int. 2009 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]


  6. Dodd SL, Hain B, Senf SM, Judge AR. Hsp27 inhibits IKK{beta}-induced NF-{kappa}B activity and skeletal muscle atrophy. FASEB J. 2009 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Léger B, Senese R, Al-Khodairy AW, Dériaz O, Gobelet C, Giacobino JP, Russell AP. Atrogin-1, MuRF1, and FoXO, as well as phosphorylated GSK-3beta and 4E-BP1 are reduced in skeletal muscle of chronic spinal cord-injured patients. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Jul;40(1):69-78.


  8. Carmeli E, Kodesh E, Nemcovsky C. Tetracycline therapy for muscle atrophy due to immobilization. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2009 Apr-Jun;9(2):81-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  9. Nakano J, Kataoka H, Sakamoto J, Origuchi T, Okita M, Yoshimura T. Low-level laser irradiation promotes the recovery of atrophied gastrocnemius skeletal muscle in rat. Exp Physiol. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Juckett DA. A 17-year oscillation in cancer mortality birth cohorts on three continents - synchrony to cosmic ray modulations one generation earlier. Int J Biometeorol. 2009 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]


  11. Ferrari F, Szuszkiewicz E. Cosmic rays: A review for astrobiologists. Astrobiology. 2009 May;9(4):413-36.


  12. Schneider S, Guardiera S, Abel T, Carnahan H, Strüder HK. Artificial gravity results in changes in frontal lobe activity measured by EEG tomography. Brain Res. 2009 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Golding JF, Arun S, Wortley E, Wotton-Hamrioui K, Cousins S, Gresty MA. Off-vertical axis rotation of the visual field and nauseogenicity. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):516-21.


  14. Webb CM, Bass JM, Johnson DM, Kelley AM, Martin CR, Wildzunas RM. Simulator sickness in a helicopter flight training school. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Jun;80(6):541-5; discussion 546.


  15. Mizuno D, Bacabac R, Tardin C, Head D, Schmidt CF. High-resolution probing of cellular force transmission. Phys Rev Lett. 2009 Apr 24;102(16):168102. Epub 2009 Apr 20.


  16. Hirata H, Tatsumi H, Sokabe M. Zyxin emerges as a key player in the mechanotransduction at cell adhesive structures. Commun Integr Biol. 2008 Oct;1(2):192-5. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.


  17. Toyota M, Furuichi T, Tatsumi H, Sokabe M. Critical consideration on the relationship between auxin transport and calcium transients in gravity perception of Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Signal Behav. 2008 Aug;3(8):521-4. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.


  18. Onipchenko VG, Makarov MI, van Logtestijn RS, Ivanov VB, Akhmetzhanova AA, Tekeev DK, Ermak AA, Salpagarova FS, Kozhevnikova AD, Cornelissen JH. New nitrogen uptake strategy: Specialized snow roots. Ecol Lett. 2009 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: These roots grow above-ground, against gravity, to acquire nitrogen from snow packs.





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