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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 13 August 2009

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

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  1. Swift JM, Nilsson MI, Hogan HA, Sumner LR, Bloomfield SA. Simulated resistance training during hindlimb unloading abolishes disuse bone loss and maintains muscle strength. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: S.A. Bloomfield; J.M. Swift, NSBRI Graduate Fellowship)


  2. Kim JH, Bugaj L, Oh YJ, Bivalacqua TJ, Ryoo S, Soucy KG, Santhanam L, Webb A, Camara A, Sikka G, Nyhan D, Shoukas AA, Ilies M, Christianson DW, Champion HC, Berkowitz DE. Arginase inhibition restores NOS coupling and reverses endothelial dysfunction and vascular stiffness in old rats. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: A.A. Shoukas, D.E. Berkowitz)


  3. Benice TS, Raber J. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone differentially improve cognition in aged female mice. Learn Mem. 2009 Aug;16(8):479-85. (PI: J. Raber)


  4. Liao K, Walker MF, Joshi A, Reschke M, Strupp M, Leigh RJ. The human vertical translational vestibulo-ocular reflex: Normal and abnormal responses. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:68-75. (PI: M. Reschke) Note: This article and the next three articles and seven articles in the Other section are from a volume titled: "Basic and Clinical Aspects of Vertigo and Dizziness." Table of Contents of this volume.


  5. Seidman SH, Yong NA, Paige GD. The perception of translational motion: What is vestibular and what is not. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:222-8.


  6. MacDougall HG, Moore ST, Black RA, Jolly N, Curthoys IS. On-road assessment of driving performance in bilateral vestibular-deficient patients. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:413-8. (PI: S.T. Moore)


  7. Wood SJ, Black FO, MacDougall HG, Moore ST. Electrotactile feedback of sway position improves postural performance during galvanic vestibular stimulation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:492-8. (PI: F.O. Black)


  8. Palinkas LA, Reedy KR, Shepanek M, Reeves D, Case HS, Van Do N, Reed HL. A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of the effectiveness of thyroxine and triiodothyronine and short-term exposure to bright light in prevention of decrements in cognitive performance and mood during prolonged Antarctic residence. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2009 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]


Other papers of interest:

  1. Kirkpatrick AW, Keaney M, Kmet L, Ball CG, Campbell MR, Kindratsky C, Groleau M, Tyssen M, Keyte J, Broderick TJ. Intraperitoneal gas insufflation will be required for laparoscopic visualization in space: A comparison of laparoscopic techniques in weightlessness. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Aug;209(2):233-41. Epub 2009 May 28. Note: Parabolic flight results.


  2. Winkelman C. Bed rest in health and critical illness: A body systems approach. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2009 Jul-Sep;20(3):254-66.


  3. Bundgaard-Nielsen M, Sørensen H, Dalsgaard M, Rasmussen P, Secher NH. Relationship between stroke volume, cardiac output and filling of the heart during tilt. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2009 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Fujikawa T, Tochikubo O, Kura N, Kiyokura T, Shimada J, Umemura S. Measurement of hemodynamics during postural changes using a new wearable cephalic laser blood flowmeter. Circ J. 2009 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  5. De Luca C, Deeva I, Mariani S, Maiani G, Stancato A, Korkina L. Monitoring antioxidant defenses and free radical production in space-flight, aviation and railway engine operators, for the prevention and treatment of oxidative stress, immunological impairment, and pre-mature cell aging. Toxicol Ind Health. 2009 May;25(4-5):259-67. Note: Mir results.


  6. Abadi A, Glover EI, Isfort RJ, Raha S, Safdar A, Yasuda N, Kaczor JJ, Melov S, Hubbard A, Qu X, Phillips SM, Tarnopolsky M. Limb immobilization induces a coordinate down-regulation of mitochondrial and other metabolic pathways in men and women. PLoS One. 2009 Aug 5;4(8):e6518. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  7. Suetta C, Hvid LG, Justesen L, Christensen U, Neergaard K, Simonsen L, Ortenblad N, Magnusson SP, Kjaer M, Aagaard P. Effects of ageing on human skeletal muscle after immobilisation and re-training. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]


  8. Russell AP. The molecular regulation of skeletal muscle mass. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2009 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Li W, You L, Schaffler MB, Wang L. The dependency of solute diffusion on molecular weight and shape in intact bone. Bone. 2009 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Facoetti A, Mariotti L, Ballarini F, Bertolotti A, Nano R, Pasi F, Ranza E, Ottolenghi A. Experimental and theoretical analysis of cytokine release for the study of radiation-induced bystander effect. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Aug;85(8):690-9.


  11. Al-Jahdari WS, Suzuki Y, Yoshida Y, Hamada N, Shirai K, Noda SE, Funayama T, Sakashita T, Kobayashi Y, Saito S, Goto F, Nakano T. The radiobiological effectiveness of carbon-ion beams on growing neurons. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Aug;85(8):700-9.


  12. Krisanova NV, Trikash IO, Borisova TA. Synaptopathy under conditions of altered gravity: Changes in synaptic vesicle fusion and glutamate release. Neurochem Int. 2009 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Angelaki DE, Yakusheva TA. How vestibular neurons solve the tilt/translation ambiguity: Comparison of brainstem, cerebellum, and thalamus. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:19-28.


  14. Schneider E, Bartl K, Glasauer S. Galvanic vestibular stimulation combines with Earth-horizontal rotation in roll to induce the illusion of translation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:116-8.


  15. Smith PF, Brandt T, Strupp M, Darlington CL, Zheng Y. Balance before reason in rats and humans. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:127-33.


  16. Pierrot-Deseilligny C. Effect of gravity on vertical eye position. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:155-65.


  17. Mert A, Klopping-Ketelaars I, Bles W. Respiratory impact on motion sickness induced by linear motion. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:173-9.


  18. Guenther AL, Bartl K, Nauderer J, Schneider E, Huesmann A, Brandt T, Glasauer S. Modality-dependent indication of the subjective vertical during combined linear and rotational movements. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:376-9.


  19. Kupferberg A, Glasauer S, Stein A, Brandt T. Influence of uninformative visual cues on gravity perception. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1164:403-5.


  20. Ratcliff R, Van Dongen HP. Sleep deprivation affects multiple distinct cognitive processes. Psychon Bull Rev. 2009 Aug;16(4):742-51.


  21. Monshausen GB, Bibikova TN, Weisenseel MH, Gilroy S. Ca2+ regulates reactive oxygen species production and pH during mechanosensing in Arabidopsis roots. Plant Cell. 2009 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] Note: A comment on this article, titled "Early signaling events in mechanosensing," may be obtained online without charge. The comment describes how the authors "elegantly demonstrate that mechanically induced increases in cytosolic Ca2+ have stimulus-specific signatures and that they cause pH changes and ROS production."


  22. Baranov VM, Novikova ND, Polikarpov NA, Sychev VN, Levinskikh MA, Alekseev VR, Okuda T, Sugimoto M, Gusev OA, Grigor'ev AI. The Biorisk experiment: 13-month exposure of resting forms of organism on the outer side of the Russian segment of the International Space Station: Preliminary results. Dokl Biol Sci. 2009 Jun;426(1):267-70. Note: ISS results. This is an English translation of the Russian original published in Doklady Akademii Nauk 2009;426(5):706-9. The first page of the translation may be viewed without charge.


  23. Rabbow E, Horneck G, Rettberg P, Schott JU, Panitz C, L'Afflitto A, von Heise-Rotenburg R, Willnecker R, Baglioni P, Hatton J, Dettmann J, Demets R, Reitz G. EXPOSE, an astrobiological exposure facility on the International Space Station - from proposal to flight. Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2009 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]





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