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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness December 18, 2009

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009

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  1. Sorensen MD, Teichman JM, Bailey MR. Proof of principle in vitro study of a prototype ultrasound technology to size stone fragments during ureteroscopy. J Endourol. 2009 Jul;23(7):1161-4. (PI: L.A. Crum/M.R. Bailey)


  2. Canney MS, Khokhlova VA, Bessonova OV, Bailey MR, Crum LA. Shock-induced heating and millisecond boiling in gels and tissue due to high intensity focused ultrasound. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2009 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.A. Crum)


  3. Kim MH, Hayat MJ, Feiveson AH, Cucinotta FA. Using high-energy proton fluence to improve risk prediction for consequences of solar particle events. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1428-32. (PI: F.A. Cucinotta) Note: This paper and the following paper plus 9 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.


  4. Zhang Y, Clement JQ, Gridley DS, Rodhe LH, Wu H. Protein expression profile changes in human fibroblasts induced by low dose energetic protons. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1450-6. (PI: H. Wu)


  5. Titova E, Adami A, Ostrowski R, Lalas S, Vlkolinsky R, Zhang JH, Nelson G, Obenaus A. Radiation exposure prior to ischemia decreases lesion volume, brain edema and cell death. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2010;106:51-3. (PIs: G. Nelson/NSCOR; A. Obenaus)


  6. Roig AI, Eskiocak U, Hight SK, Kim SB, Delgado O, Souza RF, Spechler SJ, Wright WE, Shay JW. Immortalized epithelial cells derived from human colon biopsies express stem cell markers and differentiate in vitro. Gastroenterology. 2009 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.W. Shay)


Other papers of interest:

  1. Goswami N, Lackner HK, Papousek I, Jezova D, Hinghofer-Szalkay H, Montani JP. Rate of cardiovascular recovery to combined or separate orthostatic and mental challenges. Int J Psychophysiol. 2009 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]


  2. Hwang JH, Crum LA. Current status of clinical high-intensity focused ultrasound. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;1:130-3.


  3. Rossini L, Izzo D, Summerer L. Brain-machine interfaces for space applications. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;1:520-3.


  4. Aletti F, Ferrario M, Tam E, Cautero M, Cerutti S, Capelli C, Baselli G. Identification of vascular responses to exercise and orthostatic stress in bed rest-induced cardiovascular deconditioning. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;1:5332-5.


  5. Gartner GE, Hicks JW, Manzani PR, Andrade DV, Abe AS, Wang T, Secor SM, Garland Jr T. Phylogeny, ecology, and heart position in snakes. Physiol Biochem Zool. 2009 Jan-Feb;83(1):43-54. Note: This paper examines how snakes overcome gravitational pressure gradients.


  6. Mendoza SA, Fang J, Gutterman DD, Wilcox DA, Bubolz AH, Li R, Suzuki M, Zhang DX. TRPV4-mediated endothelial Ca2+ influx and vasodilation in response to shear stress. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]


  7. Mackenzie SJ, Rannelli LA, Yurchevich JJ. Neuromuscular adaptations following antagonist resisted training. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] Note: The authors recommend this type of training for use in microgravity.


  8. Weiss N, Andrianjafiniony T, Dupre-Aucouturier S, Pouvreau S, Desplanches D, Jacquemond V. Altered myoplasmic Ca(2+) handling in rat fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibres during disuse atrophy. Pflugers Arch. 2009 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]


  9. Tang Z, Zhao W, Wang L, Ma Q. [Reduction of dielectric properties of rat gastrocnemius induced by loss of weight] Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2009 Oct;26(5):959-62. Chinese.


  10. Borselli C, Storrie H, Benesch-Lee F, Shvartsman D, Cezar C, Lichtman JW, Vandenburgh HH, Mooney DJ. Functional muscle regeneration with combined delivery of angiogenesis and myogenesis factors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]


  11. Engelbrecht AM, Smith C, Neethling I, Thomas M, Ellis B, Mattheyse M, Myburgh KH. Daily brief restraint stress alters signaling pathways and induces atrophy and apoptosis in rat skeletal muscle. Stress. 2009 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]


  12. Wang L, Shi X, Zhao R, Halloran BP, Clark DJ, Jacobs CR, Kingery WS. Calcitonin-gene-related peptide stimulates stromal cell osteogenic differentiation and inhibits RANKL induced NF-kappaB activation, osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption. Bone. 2009 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]


  13. Dachev TP, Tomov B, Matviichuk Yu, Dimitrov Pl, Bankov N. Relativistic electrons high doses at International Space Station and Foton M2/M3 satellites. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1433-40. Note: ISS, Foton M2/M3 results.


  14. Dachev TP. Characterization of the near Earth radiation environment by Liulin type spectrometers. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1441-9. Note: Results of various ground and flight measurements, including ISS.


  15. Smirnova OA. Blood and small intestine cell kinetics under radiation exposures: Mathematical modeling. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1457-69.


  16. Jeggo P, Lavin MF. Cellular radiosensitivity: How much better do we understand it? Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Dec;85(12):1061-81. Note: This paper, which includes timelines and nice graphics to explain the topic, may be obtained online without charge.


  17. Korcyl M, Waligorski MP. Track structure effects in a study of cell killing in normal human skin fibroblasts. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Dec;85(12):1101-13.


  18. Zanelli G, Petrarca M, Cappa P, Castelli E, Berthoz A. Reorientation ability of adults and healthy children submitted to whole body horizontal rotations. Cogn Process. 2009 Sep;10 Suppl 2:S346-50.


  19. Frens MA, Donchin O. Forward models and state estimation in compensatory eye movements. Front Cell Neurosci. 2009;3:13. Epub 2009 Nov 23. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


  20. Nicolas M. Personality, social support and affective states during simulated microgravity in healthy women. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1470-8. Note: WISE-2005 bed rest study.


  21. Bamsey M, Berinstain A, Graham T, Neron P, Giroux R, Braham S, Ferl R, Paul AL, Dixon M. Developing strategies for automated remote plant production systems: Environmental control and monitoring of the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse in the Canadian High Arctic. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1367-81.


  22. Solheim BG. 3D information from 2D images recorded in the European Modular Cultivation System on the ISS. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1382-91. Note: ISS results.


  23. Poughon L, Farges B, Dussap CG, Godia F, Lasseur C. Simulation of the MELiSSA closed loop system as a tool to define its integration strategy. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1392-403.


  24. Nelson M, Dempster WF, Allen JP. The water cycle in closed ecological systems: Perspectives from the Biosphere 2 and Laboratory Biosphere systems. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1404-12.


  25. Czupalla M, Hager P, Pfeiffer M, Harder J, Dirlich T. An environmentally sensitive dynamic human model for LSS robustness studies with the V-HAB simulation. Adv Space Res. 2009 Dec 15;44(12):1413-27.


  26. Gladyshev GP. What is life? Bio-physical perspectives. Adv Gerontol. 2009;22(2):233-6.

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