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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness October 9, 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009

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  1. Zhou H, Lai N, Saidel GM, Cabrera ME. Multiscale modeling of respiration. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):34-40. (PI: M.E Cabrera/G.M. Saidel) Note: This paper is one of 12 papers appearing in two special issues of this journal addressing the topic: "Multiscale modeling of biomedical, biological, and behavioral systems." They derive from efforts of the U.S. Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group. NASA's representative to this group, Ron White, along with representatives of NIH and NSF, co-authored the introductions to these issues: March-April, May-June.


  2. Brenner DJ, Elliston CD, Hall EJ, Paganetti H. Reduction of the secondary neutron dose in passively scattered proton radiotherapy, using an optimized pre-collimator/collimator. Phys Med Biol. 2009 Oct 21;54(20):6065-78. Epub 2009 Sep 24. (PI: E.J. Hall) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  3. Christiansen EL, Nagy K, Lear DM, Prior TG. Space station MMOD shielding. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):921-9. Note: Reports experience with ISS shielding.


  4. Parsons-Wingerter P, Radhakrishnan K, Vickerman M, Kaiser P. Oscillation of angiogenesis with vascular dropout in diabetic retinopathy by VESsel GENeration Analysis (VESGEN). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  5. Richter GL, Monshausen GB, Krol A, Gilroy S. Mechanical stimuli modulate lateral root organogenesis. Plant Physiol. 2009 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: G.L. Richter, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Other papers of interest:

  1. Pietrucha A, Wojewodka-Zak E, Wnuk M, Wegrzynowska M, Bzukala I, Nessler J, Mroczek-Czernecka D, Piwowarska W. The effects of gender and test protocol on the results of head-up tilt test patients with vasovagal syncope. Kardiol Pol. 2009 Aug;67(8):1029-34. Note: This article may sometimes be obtained online without charge.


  2. Schroeder C, Batkai S, Engeli S, Tank J, Diedrich A, Luft FC, Jordan J. Circulating endocannabinoid concentrations during orthostatic stress. Clin Auton Res. 2009 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]


  3. Behnke BJ, Delp MD. Aging blunts the dynamics of vasodilation in isolated skeletal muscle resistance vessels. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]


  4. Kilarski WW, Gerwins P. A new mechanism of blood vessel growth - hope for new treatment strategies. Discov Med. 2009 Jun;8(40):23-7. Note: Discusses how mechanical forces may play a role in blood vessel growth (also see PubMed 19483693-free online). This article may be obtained online without charge.


  5. Mulder ER, Horstman AM, Stegeman DF, de Haan A, Belavy DL, Miokovic T, Armbrecht G, Felsenberg D, Gerrits KH. Influence of vibration resistance training on knee extensor and plantar flexor size, strength, and contractile speed characteristics after 60 days of bed rest. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Second Berlin Bed Rest Study.


  6. Ali U, Fan XL, You HJ. Role of muscle spindle in weightlessness-induced amyotrophia and muscle pain. Neurosci Bull. 2009 Oct;25(5):283-8. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  7. Chabi B, Adhihetty PJ, O'Leary MF, Menzies KJ, Hood DA. Relationship between Sirt1 expression and mitochondrial proteins during conditions of chronic muscle use and disuse. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]


  8. Liu X, Lee DJ, Skittone LK, Natsuhara K, Kim HT. Role of gelatinases in disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. Muscle Nerve. 2009 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Mc Donnell P, Harrison N, Liebschner MA, Mc Hugh PE. Simulation of vertebral trabecular bone loss using voxel finite element analysis. J Biomech. 2009 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print]


  10. Hong SY, Jeon YM, Lee HJ, Kim JG, Baek JA, Lee JC. Activation of RhoA and FAK induces ERK-mediated osteopontin expression in mechanical force-subjected periodontal ligament fibroblasts. Mol Cell Biochem. 2009 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Centrifugation was used.


  11. Novack DV, Faccio R. Osteoclast motility: Putting the brakes on bone resorption. Ageing Res Rev. 2009 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]


  12. Booth FW, Laye MJ. Lack of adequate appreciation of physical exercise's complexities can pre-empt appropriate design and interpretation in scientific discovery. J Physiol. 2009 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. McIlraith R, Young G, Hunt C. Toric lens orientation and visual acuity in non-standard conditions. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2009 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Studied the effect of gravity on contact lens orientation and visual acuity.


  14. Funk J, Finke K, Mueller H, Preger R, Kerkhoff G. Systematic biases in the tactile perception of the subjective vertical in patients with unilateral neglect and the influence of upright vs. supine posture. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]


  15. Yavorcik KJ, Reighard DA, Misra SP, Cotter LA, Cass SP, Wilson TD, Yates BJ. Effects of postural changes and removal of vestibular inputs on blood flow to and from the hindlimb of conscious felines. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]


  16. Monshausen GB, Gilroy S. The exploring root -- root growth responses to local environmental conditions. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2009 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]


  17. Sandal GM, Manzey D. Cross-cultural issues in space operations: A survey study among ground personnel of the European Space Agency. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Dec;65(11-12):1520-9.


  18. Mankins JC. Technology readiness assessments: A retrospective. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Nov-Dec;65(9-10):1216-23.


  19. Borggraefe A, Quatmann M, Noelke D. Radiation protective structures on the base of a case study for a manned Mars mission. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Nov-Dec;65(9-10):1292-305.


  20. Landau DF, Longuski JM. Comparative assessment of human-Mars-mission technologies and architectures. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):893-911.


  21. Rembala R, Ower C. Robotic assembly and maintenance of future space stations based on the ISS mission operations experience. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):912-20. Note: Analysis based on STS and ISS mission experience.


  22. Baevsky RM, Funtova II, Diedrich A, Chernikova AG, Drescher J, Baranov VM, Tank J. Autonomic function testing aboard the ISS using "PNEUMOCARD." Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):930-2. Note: ISS results.


  23. Kazakova AE, Ivashnyov OE, Nerchenko VA, Smirnov NN. Species and temperature exchange in the atmosphere of "BION-M" spacecraft. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):933-42.


  24. Bainbridge, WS, ed. Space: The final frontier. Futures. 2009 Oct;41(8):511-80. Note: This issue contains articles about the future in space and space exploration. The December issue deals with the topic of human extinction.

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