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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 11 September 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009

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  1. Serrador JM, Lipsitz LA, Gopalakrishnan GS, Black FO, Wood SJ. Loss of otolith function with age is associated with increased postural sway measures. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.M. Serrador)
  2. Scott-Pandorf MM, O'Connor DP, Layne CS, Josic K, Kurz MJ. Walking in simulated Martian gravity: Influence of the portable life support system's design on dynamic stability. J Biomech Eng. 2009 Sep;131(9):091005.
  3. Rowe L, Dikici E, Daunert S. Engineering bioluminescent proteins: Expanding their analytical potential. Anal Chem. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S. Daunert) Note: This article, a review of the subject of bioluminescent proteins, may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Kiss JZ, Kumar P, Millar KD, Edelmann RE, Correll MJ. Operations of a spaceflight experiment to investigate plant tropisms. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):879-86. (PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: ISS results. This paper and the following 5 papers plus 6 papers in the Other section of the list are from a "Life Sciences in Space" issue of this journal. The Table of Contents may be viewed at the publisher's site.
  5. Levine LH, Pare PW. Antioxidant capacity reduced in scallions grown under elevated CO2 independent of assayed light intensity. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):887-94.
  6. Rithidech KN, Supanpaiboon W, Honikel L, Whorton EB. Induction of genomic instability after an acute whole-body exposure of mice to 56Fe ions. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):895-906. (PI: K.N. Rithidech)
  7. Lim S, Blatchley ER III. UV disinfection system for cabin air. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):942-8. (PI: C.A. Mitchell/E.R. Blatchley/NSCORT)
  8. Taub FB. Community metabolism of aquatic Closed Ecological Systems: Effects of nitrogen sources. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):949-57.
  9. Nicolau E, Gonzalez-Gonzalez I, Flynn M, Griebenow K, Cabrera CR. Bioelectrochemical degradation of urea at platinized boron doped diamond electrodes for bioregenerative systems. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):965-70.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Zysko D, Gajek J, Kozluk E, Agrawal AK, Smereka J, Checinski I. Clinical relevance of syncope and presyncope induced by tilt testing. Acta Cardiol. 2009 Aug;64(4):461-5.
  2. Gajek J, Zysko D, Krzeminska S, Mazurek W. The influence of a tilt training programme on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activity in patients with vasovagal syncope. Acta Cardiol. 2009 Aug;64(4):505-9.
  3. Ogoh S, Ainslie PN. Cerebral blood flow during exercise; mechanisms of regulation. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Dilani Mendis M, Hides JA, Wilson SJ, Grimaldi A, Belav DL, Stanton W, Felsenberg D, Rittweger J, Richardson C. Effect of prolonged bed rest on the anterior hip muscles. Gait Posture. 2009 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Pietrangelo T, Mancinelli R, Toniolo L, Cancellara L, Paoli A, Puglielli C, Iodice P, Doria C, Bosco G, D'Amelio L, di Tano G, Fulle S, Saggini R, Fano G, Reggiani C. Effects of local vibrations on skeletal muscle trophism in elderly people: Mechanical, cellular, and molecular events. Int J Mol Med. 2009 Oct;24(4):503-12.
  6. Al-Shanti N, Stewart CE. Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent transcriptional pathways: Potential mediators of skeletal muscle growth and development. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Li Y, Zhao Z, Song J, Feng Y, Wang Y, Li X, Liu Y, Yang P. Cyclic force upregulates mechano-growth factor and elevates cell proliferation in 3D cultured skeletal myoblasts. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2009 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Johansson L, Edlund U, Fahlgren A, Aspenberg P. Bone resorption induced by fluid flow. J Biomech Eng. 2009 Sep;131(9):094505.
  9. Kim CH, Kim KH, Jacobs CR. Effects of high frequency loading on RANKL and OPG mRNA expression in ST-2 murine stromal cells. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Sep 4;10:109. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  10. Jequier E, Constant F. Water as an essential nutrient: The physiological basis of hydration. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Ando K, Kase Y. Biological characteristics of carbon-ion therapy. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Sep;85(9):715-28. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  12. Waters MA, Grajewski B, Pinkerton LE, Hein MJ, Zivkovich Z. Development of historical exposure estimates of cosmic radiation and circadian rhythm disruption for cohort studies of Pan Am flight attendants. Am J Ind Med. 2009 Oct;52(10):751-61.
  13. Sadeghi SG, Goldberg JM, Minor LB, Cullen KE. Effects of canal plugging on the vestibulo-ocular reflex and vestibular nerve discharge during passive and active head rotations. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Bar R, Gil A, Tal D. Safety of double-dose transdermal scopolamine. Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Sep;29(9):1082-8.
  15. Dijk DJ, Archer SN. PERIOD3, circadian phenotypes, and sleep homeostasis. Sleep Med Rev. 2009 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Li J, Zhang S, Chen J, Du T, Wang Y, Wang Z. Modeled microgravity causes changes in the cytoskeleton and focal adhesions, and decreases in migration in malignant human MCF-7 cells. Protoplasma. 2009 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Araujo JV, Cunha-Reis C, Rada T, Alves da Silva M, Gomes M, Yang Y, Ashammakhi N, Reis RL, El Haj AJ, Neves NM. Dynamic culture of osteogenic cells in biomimetically coated poly(caprolactone) nanofibre mesh constructs. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Migliaccio F, Fortunati A, Tassone P. Arabidopsis root growth movements and their symmetry: Progress and problems arising from recent work. Plant Signal Behav. 2009 Mar;4(3):183-90. Note: This review reports preliminary results of a flight experiment by G.F.E. Scherer/ESA. The review may be obtained online without charge via PubMed Central.
  19. Vaishampayan P, Probst A, Krishnamurthi S, Ghosh S, Osman SR, McDowall A, Rukmani A, Mayilraj S, Venkateswaran K. Bacillus horneckiae sp. nov., isolated from a clean room where the Phoenix spacecraft was assembled. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This newly identified Bacillus species is named for microbiologist Gerda Horneck of Germany.
  20. Hellweg CE, Langen B, Klimow G, Ruscher R, Schmitz C, Baumstark-Khan C, Reitz G. Up-stream events in the nuclear factor kappaB activation cascade in response to sparsely ionizing radiation. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):907-16.
  21. Ballarini F, Facoetti A, Mariotti L, Nano R, Ottolenghi A. Cellular communication and "non-targeted effects": Modelling approaches. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):917-25.
  22. Pedoux S, Cugnon J, Boudard A, David JC, Leray S. Extension of INCL4 between 2 and 15 GeV. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):926-33.
  23. Marquette C, Mathieu J, Bertho JM, Galonnier M, Wysoki J, Maubert C, Balanzat E, Gerbin R, Aigueperse J, Clarencon D. Neuroimmune response and sleep studies after whole body irradiation with high-LET particles. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):934-41.
  24. Nesterenko EV, Kozlov VA, Khizhnyak SV, Manukovsky NS, Kovalev VS, Gurevich YuL, Liu H, Xing Y, Hu E. Testing anti-fungal activity of a soil-like substrate for growing plants in bioregenerative life support systems. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):958-64.
  25. Ushakova S, Tikhomirov A, Shikhov V, Kudenko Yu, Anischenko O, Gros JB, Lasseur C. Increased BLSS closure using mineralized human waste in plant cultivation on a neutral substrate. Adv Space Res. 2009 Oct 15;44(8):971-8.


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