NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #699 20 May 2016 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016


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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Gokhman VE, Bolsheva NL, Govind S, Muravenko OV.

A comparative cytogenetic study of Drosophila parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Figitidae) using DNA-binding fluorochromes and FISH with 45S rDNA probe.

Genetica. 2016 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: S. Govind

Journal Impact Factor: 1.400

Funding: "The present work was supported by funds from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (15-04-07709 to VEG, 14-08-01167 and 16-04-01239 to NLB and OVM) as well as from National Science Foundation (1121817), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (5G12MD007603-30) and National Aeronautical Space Agency (NNX15AB42G) to SG."



Chang PY, Cucinotta FA, Bjornstad KA, Bakke J, Rosen CJ, Du N, Fairchild DG, Cacao E, Blakely EA.

Harderian gland tumorigenesis: Low-dose and LET response.

Radiat Res. 2016 May;185(5):449-60. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

PI: E.A. Blakely

Journal Impact Factor: 2.911

Funding: "This research was supported by NASA [Grant no. NNJ11HA94I (EAB)], under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (BER) under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, and by the U.S. Department of Energy [Low Dose Grant No. DE-SC0012640 (FAC)]."



Slaba TC, Wilson JW, Badavi FF, Reddell BD, Bahadori AA.

Solar proton exposure of an ICRU sphere within a complex structure part II: Ray-trace geometry.

Life Sci Space Res. 2016 May 14. [Article in Press]

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 and by NASA Grant number NNX09AR20A."



Shaw ND, McHill AW, Schiavon M, Kangarloo T, Mankowski PW, Cobelli C, Klerman EB, Hall JE.

Effect of slow-wave sleep disruption on metabolic parameters in adolescents.

Sleep. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: E.B. Klerman, D. Schreckenghost

Journal Impact Factor: 4.591

Funding: "Dr. Shaw received support from the NIH (K23HD073304-02 and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases [NIDDK]-sponsored Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center Pilot Research Grant Award), the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and Harvard Catalyst . . . Drs. McHill, Klerman, and Cobelli are funded by the NIH (T32HL007901; K24HL105664, R01HL114088, R01GM105018, P01AG009975, R21HD086392, NSBRI HFP02802, HFP04201; and R01 DK-78646 and R01 DK-82396, respectively). This research was supported in part by the Intramural Research Program of the NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [NIEHS] (1SI2ES025429-01, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar Award to Dr. Shaw)."



Other papers of interest:



Schneider S (Ed.).

Exercise in space: A holistic approach for the benefit of human health on Earth.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016. 108 p.

Note: Chapters include: Motor Skills; Adaptation of Cartilage to Immobilization; Influence of Weightlessness on Aerobic Capacity, Cardiac Output and Oxygen Uptake Kinetics; Enhancing Mental Health: Effects of Exercise on Social Well-Being and Social Ill-Being; and Neurocognitive and Neuro-affective Effects of Exercise.



Chayama Y, Ando L, Tamura Y, Miura M, Yamaguchi Y.

Decreases in body temperature and body mass constitute pre-hibernation remodelling in the Syrian golden hamster, a facultative mammalian hibernator.

R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Apr 13;3(4):160002.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Bestaven E, Kambrun C, Guehl D, Cazalets JR, Guillaud E.

The influence of scopolamine on motor control and attentional processes.

PeerJ. 2016 May 5;4:e2008.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Zhang LL, Liu HQ, Yu XH, Zhang Y, Tian JS, Song XR, Han B, Liu AJ.

The combination of scopolamine and psychostimulants for the prevention of severe motion sickness.

CNS Neurosci Ther. 2016 May 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Rotation was used.



Xu X, Li P, Zhang P, Chu M, Liu H, Chen X, Ge Q.

Differential effects of Rhodiola rosea on regulatory T cell differentiation and interferon-ɣ production in vitro and in vivo.

Mol Med Rep. 2016 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Bed rest and hindlimb unloading study.



Ghosh SP, Pathak R, Kumar P, Biswas S, Bhattacharyya S, Kumar VP, Hauer-Jensen M, Biswas R.

Gamma-tocotrienol modulates radiation-induced microRNA expression in mouse spleen.

Radiat Res. 2016 May;185(5):485-95. Epub 2016 Apr 29.


Udayakumar D, Pandita RK, Horikoshi N, Liu Y, Liu Q, Wong KK, Hunt CR, Gray NS, Minna JD, Pandita TK, Westover KD.

Torin2 suppresses ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage repair.

Radiat Res. 2016 May;185(5):527-38. Epub 2016 May 2.



Dietrich H, Straka H.

Prolonged vestibular stimulation induces homeostatic plasticity of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in larval Xenopus laevis.

Eur J Neurosci. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]



Schubert MC, Migliaccio AA.

Stability of the aVOR to repeat head impulse testing.

Otol Neurotol. 2016 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]



Funke GJ, Warm JS, Baldwin CL, Garcia A, Funke ME, Dillard MB, Finomore VS, Jr., Matthews G, Greenlee ET.

The independence and interdependence of coacting observers in regard to performance efficiency, workload, and stress in a vigilance task.

Hum Factors. 2016 May 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.



Hwang SG, Kim DS, Kim JB, Hwang JE, Park HM, Kim JH, Jang CS.

Transcriptome analysis of reproductive-stage Arabidopsis plants exposed gamma-ray irradiation at various doses.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2016 May 6:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]



Lin SH, Cheng YR, Banks RW, Min MY, Bewick GS, Chen CC.

Evidence for the involvement of ASIC3 in sensory mechanotransduction in proprioceptors.

Nat Commun. 2016 May 10;7:11460.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


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