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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness July 7, 2010

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Fu Q, VanGundy TB, Galbreath MM, Shibata S, Jain M, Hastings JL, Bhella PS, Levine BD. Cardiac origins of the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 22;55(25):2858-68. (PI: B.D. Levine) Note: The authors propose renaming this syndrome the "Grinch syndrome"; see the Conclusions of the abstract for the reason.

Ozcivici E, Luu YK, Rubin CT, Judex S. Low-level vibrations retain bone marrow's osteogenic potential and augment recovery of trabecular bone during reambulation. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 17;5(6):e11178. (PIs: C.T. Rubin, S. Judex) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Johnston SL, Campbell MR, Scheuring R, Feiveson AH. Risk of herniated nucleus pulposus among U.S. astronauts. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jun;81(6):566-74.

Wong WC, Dudinsky LA, Garcia VM, Ott CM, Castro VA. Efficacy of various chemical disinfectants on biofilms formed in spacecraft potable water system components. Biofouling. 2010 Jul;26(5):583-6.

Yu X, Wang H, Liu S, Zhang X, Guida P, Hu B, Wang Y. A small peptide mimicking the key domain of MEPE/OF45 interacting with CHK1 protects human cells from radiation-induced killing. Cell Cycle. 2010 May 15;9(10):1981-5. (PI: Y. Wang) Note: This paper is described in a comment by G. Iliakis, which may be obtained online without charge.

Lam YC, Akhter S, Gu P, Ye J, Poulet A, Giraud-Panis MJ, Bailey SM, Gilson E, Legerski RJ, Chang S. SNMIB/Apollo protects leading-strand telomeres against NHEJ-mediated repair. EMBO J. 2010 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.M. Bailey)

Moscariello M, Sutherland B. Saccharomyces cerevisiae-based system for studying clustered DNA damages. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2010 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: B. Sutherland) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Young LR. Space, the vestibular system, and MIT's Man-Vehicle Laboratory. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):1-2. (PI: L.R. Young) Note: This article introduces an issue containing papers deriving from a 2009 symposium on "Strategic Planning Activity on Aerospace Medical and Human Factors Challenges," held on the occasion of the 65th birthday of C. Oman, Director of the Man-Vehicle Laboratory at MIT. The following paper and 6 papers in the Other section were in the issue. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Jarchow T, Young LR. Neurovestibular effects of bed rest and centrifugation. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):45-51. (PI: L.R. Young)

MacNeilage PR, Turner AH, Angelaki DE. Canal-otolith interactions and detection thresholds of linear and angular components during curved-path self-motion. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: P.R. MacNeilage, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)

Fiedler J, Feiveson AH, Hayat MJ, Vaksman Z, Boyd JL, Putcha L. Joint modeling of performance and subjective reporting to assess sensitivity to drug-induced sleepiness. Stat Med. 2010 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Other papers of interest:

Alessandri N, Tufano F, Petrassi M, Alessandri C, Lanzi L, Fusco L, Moscariello F, De Angelis C, Tomao E. Elasticity/distensibility of the ascending aorta: Basal conditions and simulated conditions from space flights. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2010 May;14(5):421-6.

Ni CW, Qiu H, Rezvan A, Kwon K, Nam D, Son DJ, Visvader JE, Jo H. Discovery of novel mechanosensitive genes in vivo using mouse carotid artery endothelium exposed to disturbed flow. Blood. 2010 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Ruckstuhl H, Schlabs T, Rosales-Velderrain A, Hargens AR. Oxygen consumption during walking and running under fractional weight bearing conditions. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jun;81(6):550-4.

Mahon RT, Watanabe TT, Wilson MC, Auker CR. Intravenous perfluorocarbon after onset of decompression sickness decreases mortality in 20-kg swine. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jun;81(6):555-9.

Jennings RT, Stepanek JP, Scott LR, Voronkov YI. Frequent premature ventricular contractions in an orbital spaceflight participant. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jun;81(6):597-601. Note: Includes some ISS results.

Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Barton BA, Bouxsein ML, Lang TF, Brown KM, Shane E, Magaziner J, Zimmerman S, Rubin CT. Insights from the conduct of a device trial in older persons: Low magnitude mechanical stimulation for musculoskeletal health. Clin Trials. 2010 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Yotsumoto N, Takeoka M, Yokoyama M. Tail-suspended mice lacking calponin h1 experience decreased bone loss. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2010;221(3):221-7. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Paszty C, Turner CH, Robinson MK. Sclerostin: A gem from the genome leads to bone building antibodies. J Bone Miner Res. 2010 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

You JS, Park MN, Song W, Lee YS. Dietary fish oil alleviates soleus atrophy during immobilization in association with Akt signaling to p70s6k and E3 ubiquitin ligases in rats. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2010 Jun;35(3):310-8.

Pollock RD, Woledge RC, Mills KR, Martin FC, Newham DJ. Muscle activity and acceleration during whole body vibration: Effect of frequency and amplitude. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Gutvik CR, Wisloff U, Brubakk AO. Use of heart rate monitoring for an individualized and time-variant decompression model. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2010 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Petrovski DV, Novikov EA, Burns JT, Moshkin MP. Wintertime loss of ultradian and circadian rhythms of body temperature in the subterranean euthermic mole vole, Ellobius talpinus. Chronobiol Int. 2010 Jun;27(4):879-87.

Terry M. NASA, telemedicine, and Endotronix: How NASA's research led to the creation of a cutting-edge telemedicine company. Telemed J E Health. 2010 Jun;16(5):528-32.

Lishnevskii AE, Panasyuk MI, Benghin VV, Petrov VM, Volkov AN, Nechayev OYu. Variations of radiation environment onboard the ISS in the year 2008. Cosmic Res. 2010 Jun;48(3):206-10. Note: ISS results. This paper is a translation in English of the Russian original published in Kosmicheskie Issledovaniya 2010;48(3):212-7.

Shinder ME, Taube JS. Differentiating ascending vestibular pathways to the cortex involved in spatial cognition. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):3-23.

Harris LR, Jenkin M, Jenkin H, Dyde R, Zacher J, Allison RS. The unassisted visual system on Earth and in space. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):25-30.

Karmali F, Shelhamer M. Neurovestibular considerations for sub-orbital space flight: A framework for future investigation. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):31-43. Note: Includes some parabolic flight results.

Grabherr L, Mast FW. Effects of microgravity on cognition: The case of mental imagery. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):53-60.

Wall C 3rd, Kentala E. Effect of displacement, velocity, and combined vibrotactile tilt feedback on postural control of vestibulopathic subjects. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):61-9.

Merfeld DM, Priesol A, Lee D, Lewis RF. Potential solutions to several vestibular challenges facing clinicians. J Vestib Res. 2010 Jan;20(1-2):71-7.

Cai YL, Wang JQ, Chen XM, Li HX, Li M, Guo JS. Decreased Fos protein expression in rat caudal vestibular nucleus is associated with motion sickness habituation. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Jin T, Jia HZ, Hou WM, Yamamoto R, Nagai N, Fujii Y, Maru K, Ohta N, Shimada K. Evaluating 3D position and velocity of subject in parabolic flight experiment by use of the binocular stereo vision measurement. Chin Opt Lett. 2010 Jun 10;8(6):601-5.

Melchior B, Frangos JA. Shear-induced endothelial cell-cell junction inclination. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2010 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Liedl T, Hoegberg B, Tytell J, Ingber DE, Shih WM. Self-assembly of three-dimensional prestressed tensegrity structures from DNA. Nat Nanotechnol. 2010 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Qu L, Chen H, Liu X, Bi L, Xiong J, Mao Z, Li Y. Protective effects of flavonoids against oxidative stress induced by simulated microgravity in SH-SY5Y cells. Neurochem Res. 2010 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Ren WB, Zhang YW, Deng B, Xu Z, Chen LB. [Comparative analysis of alfalfa seeds between space flight mutation and its control by Raman spectroscopy] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2010 Apr;30(4):988-90. Chinese. Note: Chinese satellite results. The title of the journal in English is Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis.

Zhu YY, Guo XH, Wang ZZ, Guan Y. [Study of the fourth generation of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge by XRF] Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2010 Apr;30(4):1134-5. Chinese. Note: Results from plants grown from seeds flown on a Chinese space flight.

Fong KJ. Risk management, NASA, and the National Health Service: Lessons we should learn. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Jul;105(1):6-8.

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