Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009
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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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
Novack DV, Faccio R. Osteoclast motility: Putting the brakes on bone resorption. Ageing Res Rev. 2009 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
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]
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.
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]
Landau DF, Longuski JM. Comparative assessment of human-Mars-mission technologies and architectures. Acta Astronaut. 2009 Oct-Nov;65(7-8):893-911.
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.
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.