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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #689 11 March 2016

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016

Papers deriving from NASA support:

 

1

Slaba TC, Blattnig SR, Norbury JW, Rusek A, La Tessa C.

Reference field specification and preliminary beam selection strategy for accelerator-based GCR simulation.

Life Sci Space Res. 2016 Feb;8:52-67.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26948013

PI: J.W. Norbury

Journal Impact Factor: 1.183

Funding: "This work was supported by the Human Research Program under the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate of NASA."

 

2

Schimmerling W.

Genesis of the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory.

Life Sci Space Res. 2016. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552416300025

Note: From the Abstract: "A personal recollection of events leading up to the construction and commissioning of NSRL, including reference to precursor facilities and the development of the NASA Space Radiation Program."

Journal Impact Factor: 1.183

Funding: No funding cited. Dr. Schimmerling is the former NASA Space Radiation Program Manager.

 

3

Maynard MT, Kennedy DM.

Team adaptation and resilience: What do we know and what can be applied to long-duration isolated, confined, and extreme contexts.

Houston, TX: NASA Johnson Space Center, 2016 Jan. 100 p. NASA/TM-2016-218597.

http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2016-218597.pdf

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable

Funding: "This work was supported by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (#NNJ14H477P)."

 

4

Whitaker-Azmitia PM.

Biological basis of social support.

Houston, TX: NASA Johnson Space Center, 2016 Feb. 98 p. NASA/TM-2016-218598.

http://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2016-218598.pdf

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable

Funding: Author reports funding through NNJ15HK56P.

 

5

Moyer EK, Dumars PM, Sun G-S, Martin KJ, Heathcote DG, Boyle RD, Skidmore MG.

Evaluation of rodent spaceflight in the NASA animal enclosure module for an extended operational period (up to 35 days).

npj Micrograv. 2016;2:16002. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

http://www.nature.com/articles/npjmgrav20162

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "Funding for this research was provided by the NASA Space Biology program."

 

6

Sparks JA, Kwon T, Renna L, Liao F, Brandizzi F, Blancaflor EB.

HLB1 is a novel tetratricopeptide repeat domain-containing protein that operates at the intersection of the exocytic and endocytic pathways at the TGN/EE in Arabidopsis.

Plant Cell. 2016 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26941089

PI: E.B. Blancaflor

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 9.338

Funding: "This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA grant NNX12AM94G) and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to E.B.B and the Department of Energy (grants BER DE-FC02-07ER64494 and DE-FG02-91ER20021) and MSU AgBioResearch to F.B."

 

7

Romaniello SJ, Field MP, Smith HB, Gordon GW, Kim MH, Anbar AD.

Fully automated chromatographic purification of Sr and Ca for isotopic analysis.

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 2015 Sep 1;30(9):1906-12.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/JA/C5JA00205B#!divAbstract

PI: A.D. Anbar

Journal Impact Factor: 3.466

Funding: "Funding support was provided by the NASA Human Research Program (NNX14AB78G), NASA Exobiology Program (NNX13AJ71G), and Elemental Scientific, Inc."

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Other papers of interest:

 

1

Pan L, Zhou H, Li J, Huang B, Guo J, Zhang XL, Gao LC, Xu C, Liu CT.

Draft genome sequence of Sphingomonas paucimobilis strain LCT-SP1 isolated from the Shenzhou X spacecraft of China.

Stand Genomic Sci. 2016 Feb 24;11:18.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26918090

Note: Shenzhou X results. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

2

Si S, Song S, Hua N, Han H, Xu B, Wang G, Zhang C, Wu W.

[Combined simulated weightlessness and noise affect cell cycles and composition in rat thymocytes].

Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Mar;32(3):304-7. Chinese.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26927546

Note: The methods of weightlessness simulation is not identified in the English abstract.

 

3

Soavi C, Marušič U, Sanz JM, Morieri ML, Dalla Nora E, Šimunič B, Pišot R, Zuliani G, Passaro A.

Age-related differences in plasma BDNF levels after prolonged bed rest.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Mar 3:jap.01111.2016. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26940658

Note: Bed rest study.

 

4

Premkumar K, Shankar BS.

Involvement of MAPK signaling in radioadaptive response in BALB/c mice exposed to low dose ionizing radiation.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2016 Feb 29:1-14. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26926139

 

5

Proulx MJ, Todorov OS, Taylor Aiken A, de Sousa AA.

Where am I? Who am I? The relation between spatial cognition, social cognition and individual differences in the built environment.

Front Psychol. 2016 Feb 11;7:64. Review.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26903893

Note: Long duration space flight is discussed in the section 'Confinement in the Built Environment: Impacts on Social and Spatial Cognition.' This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

6

Vaziri S, Connor CE.

Representation of gravity-aligned scene structure in ventral pathway visual cortex.

Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26923785

Note: From the Summary: "In the ventral pathway, this could support perceiving and/or predicting physical events involving objects subject to gravity, recognizing object attributes like animacy based on movement not caused by gravity, and/or stabilizing perception of the world against changes in head orientation."

 

7

Zhao Q, Wu K, Geng J, Chi S, Wang Y, Zhi P, Zhang M, Xiao B.

Ion permeation and mechanotransduction mechanisms of mechanosensitive piezo channels.

Neuron. 2016 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26924440

 

 

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