NASA Spaceline Current Awareness March 4, 2011

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011

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Bahadori AA, Van Baalen M, Shavers MR, Dodge C, Semones EJ, Bolch WE. The effect of anatomical modeling on space radiation dose estimates: A comparison of doses for NASA phantoms and the 5th, 50th, and 95th percentile male and female astronauts. Phys Med Biol. 2011 Mar 21;56(6):1671-94. Epub 2011 Feb 23. (PI: A.A. Bahadori, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)

Ponomarev AL, Sundaresan A, Vazquez ME, Guida P, Kim A, Cucinotta FA. A model of the effects of heavy ion radiation on human tissue. Adv Space Res. 2011 Jan 4;47(1):37-48. (PIs: F.A. Cucinotta, M.E. Vazquez)

Walker SA, Tweed J, Tripathi RK, Badavi FF, Miller J, Zeitlin C, Heilbronn LH. Validation of a multi-layer Green's function code for ion beam transport. Adv Space Res. 2011 Feb 1;47(3):533-44.

Batson CD, Brady RA, Peters BT, Ploutz-Snyder RJ, Mulavara AP, Cohen HS, Bloomberg JJ. Gait training improves performance in healthy adults exposed to novel sensory discordant conditions. Exp Brain Res. 2011 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.J. Bloomberg)

Mateus J, Canizales J, Hearn AN, Young LR. Asymmetry in vestibular responses to cross-coupled stimulus. Exp Brain Res. 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: L.R. Young)

Hanson AM, Gilkey KM, Perusek GP, Thorndike DA, Kutnick GA, Grodsinsky CM, Rice AJ, Cavanagh PR. Miniaturized sensors to monitor simulated lunar locomotion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):128-32. (PI: P.R. Cavanagh)

Danelson KA, Bolte JH, Stitzel JD. Assessing astronaut injury potential from suit connectors using a human body finite element model. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):79-86.

Kiss JZ, Millar KD, Kumar P, Edelmann RE, Correll MJ. Improvements in the re-flight of spaceflight experiments on plant tropisms. Adv Space Res. 2011 Feb 1;47(3):545-52. (PI: J.Z. Kiss) Note: ISS results.

Other papers of interest:

Clement G, Hamilton D, Davenport L, Comet B. Medical survey of European astronauts during Mir missions. Adv Space Res. 2010 Oct 1;46(7):831-9. Note: Mir results.

Wang YC, Yang CB, Wu YH, Gao Y, Lu DY, Shi F, Wei XM, Sun XQ. Artificial gravity with ergometric exercise as a countermeasure against cardiovascular deconditioning during 4 days of head-down bed rest in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Bed rest study.

Shiry LJ, Hamlin RL. Measuring high pressure baroreceptor sensitivity in the rat. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Hu K, Scheer FA, Laker M, Smales C, Shea SA. Endogenous circadian rhythm in vasovagal response to head-up tilt. Circulation. 2011 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Xue JH, Wang XC, Gao F, Bai YG, Zhang L, Liu L, Zhang ZM. [Short-term simulated weightlessness enhances response of L-type calcium channel to angiotensin II in cerebral vascular smooth muscle cells in rats] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2011 Feb 25;63(1):81-8. Chinese. Note: Journal title in English is Acta Physiologica Sinica. Tables, figures, and references are in English. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Zou LX, Cui SY, Zhong J, Yi ZC, Sun Y, Fan YB, Zhuang FY. Simulated microgravity induce apoptosis and down-regulation of erythropoietin receptor of UT-7/EPO cells. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1237-44.

Jing X, Wu P, Liu F, Wu B, Miao D. Guided imagery, anxiety, heart rate, and heart rate variability during centrifuge training. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):92-6.

Rehnberg L, Russomano T, Falcao F, Campos F, Everts SN. Evaluation of a novel basic life support method in simulated microgravity. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):104-10.

Barker PD. Reduced G tolerance associated with supplement use. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):140-3.

Carminati MV, Griffith D, Campbell MR. Sub-orbital commercial human spaceflight and informed consent. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011 Feb;82(2):144-6.

Ling SK, Wang R, Dai ZQ, Nie JL, Wang HH, Tan YJ, Cao HQ, Huang ZM, Wan YM, Li YH. Pretreatment of rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells with a combination of hypergravity and 5-azacytidine enhances therapeutic efficacy for myocardial infarction. Biotechnol Prog. 2010 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Zha DS, Zhu QA, Pei WW, Zheng JC, Wu SH, Xu ZX, Li T, Chen JT. Does whole-body vibration with alternative tilting increase bone mineral density and change bone metabolism in senior people ? Aging Clin Exp Res. 2011 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Lau E, Lee WD, Li J, Xiao A, Davies JE, Wu Q, Wang L, You L. Effect of low-magnitude, high-frequency vibration on osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal stromal cells. J Orthop Res. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Jamal SA, Hamilton CJ, Eastell R, Cummings SR. Effect of nitroglycerin ointment on bone density and strength in postmenopausal women: A randomized trial. JAMA. 2011 Feb 23;305(8):800-7.

Alam I, Koller DL, Sun Q, Roeder RK, Canete T, Blazquez G, Lopez-Aumatell R, Martinez-Membrives E, Vicens-Costa E, Mont C, Diaz S, Tobena A, Fernandez-Teruel A, Whitley A, Strid P, Diez M, Johannesson M, Flint J, Econs MJ, Turner CH, Foroud T. Heterogeneous stock rat: A unique animal model for mapping genes influencing bone fragility. Bone. 2011 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Hambli R, Rieger R. Physiologically based mathematical model of transduction of mechanobiological signals by osteocytes. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2011 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Ren JC, Fan XL, Song XA, Shi L. [Decreased neurotrophin-3 expression of intrafusal muscle fibers in rat soleus muscles under simulated weightlessness] Sheng Li Xue Bao. 2011 Feb 25;63(1):75-80. Chinese. Note: Journal title in English is Acta Physiologica Sinica. Tables, figures, and references are in English. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Choe MA, Kim KH, An GJ, Lee KS, Heitkemper M. Hindlimb muscle atrophy occurs from peripheral nerve damage in a rat neuropathic pain model. Biol Res Nurs. 2011 Jan;13(1):44-54.

Van Mulders SE, Stassen C, Daenen L, Devreese B, Siewers V, van Eijsden RG, Nielsen J, Delvaux FR, Willaert R. The influence of microgravity on invasive growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Astrobiology. 2011 Jan-Feb;11(1):45-55. Note: ISS results.

Chen Y, Yang C, Liu Q, Guo M, Yang Y, Mao G, Wang P. Effects of simulated weightlessness on tight junction protein occludin and Zonula Occluden-1 expression levels in the intestinal mucosa of rats. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2011 Feb;31(1):26-32. Epub 2011 Feb 19.

Hirobe T, Eguchi-Kasai K, Sugaya K, Murakami M. Effects of low-dose heavy ions on the postnatal development of mice and the yield of white spots in the mid-ventrum and tail-tips. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Mei T, Yang G, Quan Y, Wang W, Zhang W, Xue J, Wu L, Gu H, Schettino G, Wang Y. Oxidative metabolism involved in non-targeted effects induced by proton radiation in intact Arabidopsis seeds. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Gustafsson K, Sihver L, Mancusi D, Sato T, Reitz G, Berger T. PHITS simulations of the Matroshka experiment. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1266-72.

Liu Y, Long J, Zhang L, Zhang H, Liu B, Zhao W, Wu Z. Low-dose carbon ion irradiation effects on DNA damage and oxidative stress in the mouse testis. Adv Space Res. 2011 Jan 4;47(1):55-9.

Feinendegen LE, Brooks AL, Morgan WF. Biological consequences and health risks of low-level exposure to ionizing radiation: Commentary on the workshop. Health Phys. 2011 Mar;100(3):247-59. Note: This issue contains numerous short papers deriving from a workshop on the topic described in the title of this article. Table of Contents.

Mettler FA Jr, Brenner D, Coleman CN, Kaminski JM, Kennedy AR, Wagner LK. Can radiation risks to patients be reduced without reducing radiation exposure? The status of chemical radioprotectants. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):616-8.

Yakushin SB, Dai M, Raphan T, Suzuki JI, Arai Y, Cohen B. Spatial orientation of the angular vestibulo-ocular reflex (aVOR) after semicircular canal plugging and canal nerve section. Exp Brain Res. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Mukherjee M, Siu KC, Katsavelis D, Fayad P, Stergiou N. The influence of visual perception of self-motion on locomotor adaptation to unilateral limb loading. J Mot Behav. 2011 Feb 23:1. [Epub ahead of print]

Morimoto H, Asai Y, Johnson EG, Lohman EB, Khoo K, Mizutani Y, Mizutani T. Effect of oculo-motor and gaze stability exercises on postural stability and dynamic visual acuity in healthy young adults. Gait Posture. 2011 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Teng X, Toyama Y. Apoptotic force: Active mechanical function of cell death during morphogenesis. Dev Growth Differ. 2011 Feb;53(2):269-76. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Voelkel T, Linke WA. Conformation-regulated mechanosensory control via titin domains in cardiac muscle. Pflugers Arch. 2011 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Ilieva I, Ivanova T, Naydenov Y, Dandolov I, Stefanov D. Plant experiments with light-emitting diode module in Svet space greenhouse. Adv Space Res. 2010 Oct 1;46(7):840-5.

He W, Liu H, Xing Y, Jones SB. Comparison of three soil-like substrate production techniques for a bioregenerative life support system. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 1;46(9):1156-61.

Wu H, Huang C, Zhang K, Sun Y. Mutations in cauliflower and sprout broccoli grown from seeds flown in Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1245-8. Note: Results from plants grown from seeds flown on a Chinese satellite.

Kittang AI, Kvaloy B, Winge P, Iversen TH. Ground testing of Arabidopsis preservation protocol for the microarray analysis to be used in the ISS EMCS Multigen-2 experiment. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1249-56.

Maggi F, Pallud C. Martian base agriculture: The effect of low gravity on water flow, nutrient cycles, and microbial biomass dynamics. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1257-65.

Zyablova NV, Berkovich YA, Erokhin AN, Skripnikov AY. The gravitropic and phototropic responses of wheat grown in a space greenhouse prototype with hemispherical planting surface. Adv Space Res. 2010 Nov 15;46(10):1273-9.

Gohil HL, Correll MJ, Sinclair T. Predicting the effects of gas diffusivity on photosynthesis and transpiration of plants grown under hypobaria. Adv Space Res. 2011 Jan 4;47(1):49-54.

Kuya N, Sato S. The relationship between profiles of plagiogravitropism and morphometry of columella cells during the development of lateral roots of Vigna angularis. Adv Space Res. 2011 Feb 1;47(3):553-62.

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