NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #720 21 October 2016 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016

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Papers deriving from NASA support:


Kintz NM, Palinkas LA.

Communication delays impact behavior and performance aboard the International Space Station.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):940-6.

PI: L.A. Palinkas

Note: ISS results.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.755

Funding: "Funding for this research was provided by NASA contract NNX12AR21A."



Cavanagh PR, Rice AJ, Novotny SC, Genc KO, Englehaupt RK, Owings TM, Comstock B, Cardoso T, Ilaslan H, Smith SM, Licata AA.

Replacement of daily load attenuates but does not prevent changes to the musculoskeletal system during bed rest.

Bone Rep. 2016 Oct 10. [Article in Press]

PI: P.R. Cavanaugh

Note: Bed rest study. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: "This work was supported by funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through grants NNJ05HE72G and NNX08BA58G, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58, and in part by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, CTSA 1UL1RR024989."



Anderson AP, Fellows AM, Binsted KA, Hegel MT, Buckey JC.

Autonomous, computer-based behavioral health countermeasure evaluation at HI-SEAS Mars Analog.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):912-20.

PIs: J.C. Buckey, J.A. Cartreine, R.D. Rose, K.A. Binsted

Note: The study was conducted as part of the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) III mission.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.755

Funding: "This effort was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute project NBPF03801 (P.I. Jay Buckey, M.D.) through NCC 9-58. The development of the Virtual Space Station programs was also supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NCC 9-58 and projects NBPF01603 and NBPF00404 (P.I. James Cartreine, Ph.D.) and NBPF1605 (P.I. Raphael Rose, Ph.D.) with the assistance of The Troupe Modern Media. HI-SEAS research is supported in part by NASA Grant NNX13AM78G."



Garbino A, Nusbaum DM, Buckland DM, Menon AS, Clark JB, Antonsen EL.

Emergency medical considerations in a space-suited patient.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):958-62.

Note: The authors discuss space suit preparations for the StratEx high altitude balloon project.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.755

Funding: No funding cited. E.L. Antonsen is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.



Vernikos J, Walter N, Worms JC, Blanc S.

THESEUS: The European research priorities for human exploration of space.

npj Microgravity. 2016 Oct 13;2:16034.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: No funding cited. J. Vernikos is affiliated with NASA Headquarters.



Other papers of interest:



Li XY, Li GB, Li DH, Hao ZJ, Wang GH, Richter RP, Schuster M, Lebert M, Liu YD.

Spaceflight microgravity reduced photosynthetical electron transport and altered energy distribution in Euglena gracilis.

Prog Biochem Biophys. 2016 Sep;43(9):887-94.

Note: Shenzhou-8 results. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Roy R, Shilpa PP, Bagh S.

A systems biology analysis unfolds the molecular pathways and networks of two proteobacteria in spaceflight and simulated microgravity conditions.

Astrobiology. 2016 Sep;16(9):677-89.

Note: From the abstract: "In this study, we proposed a systems biology pipeline and performed an analysis on published gene expression data sets from multiple seminal studies on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium under spaceflight and simulated microgravity conditions." The spaceflight studies were based on samples from STS-115 and STS-123; a random positioning machine and rotating wall vessel were used for ground-based simulations.



Gaska JP, Wright ST, Winterbottom MD, Hadley SC.

Color vision and performance on color-coded cockpit displays.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):921-27.



Marcucci L, Reggiani C.

Mechanosensing in myosin filament solves a 60 years old conflict in skeletal muscle modeling between high power output and slow rise in tension.

Front Physiol. 2016 Sep 23;7:427.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Miramonti AA, Jenkins ND, Oza PD, Weir JP, Cramer JT.

Mechanomyographic responses during recruitment curves in the soleus muscle.

Muscle Nerve. 2016 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]



Ireland A, Capozza RF, Cointry GR, Nocciolino L, Ferretti JL, Rittweger J.

Meagre effects of disuse on the human fibula are not explained by bone size or geometry.

Osteoporos Int. 2016 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Study participants had spinal cord injuries.



Barlow ML, Cummings RJ, Pentland AP, Love TM, Haidaris CG, Ryan JL, Lord EM, Gerber SA.

Total-body irradiation exacerbates dissemination of cutaneous Candida albicans infection.

Radiat Res. 2016 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]



Mittelstädt JM, Pecena Y, Oubaid V, Maschke P.

Psychometric personality differences between candidates in astronaut selection.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):933-9.

Note: From the abstract: "Candidates completed the Temperament Structure Scales (TSS) and the NEO Personality Inventory Revised (NEO-PI-R)."



Mysoet J, Canu MH, Gillet C, Fourneau J, Garnier C, Bastide B, Dupont E.

Reorganization of motor cortex and impairment of motor performance induced by hindlimb unloading are partially reversed by cortical IGF-1 administration.

Behav Brain Res. 2017 Jan;317:434-43. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Note: Hindlimb unloading study.



Mendt S, Maggioni MA, Nordine M, Steinach M, Opatz O, Belavy D, Felsenberg D, Koch J, Shang P, Gunga HC, Stahn A.

Circadian rhythms in bed rest: Monitoring core body temperature via heat-flux approach is superior to skin surface temperature.

Chronobiol Int. 2016 Oct 11:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Bed rest study.



Kousoulis P, Pantes A, Alevetsovitis G, Fydanaki O.

Psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Gianaros Motion Sickness Assessment Questionnaire.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Nov;87(11):954-7.



Chauvet H, Pouliquen O, Forterre Y, Legue V, Moulia B.

Inclination not force is sensed by plants during shoot gravitropism.

Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 14;6:35431.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Ki D, Sasayama D, Cho HT.

The M3 phosphorylation site is required for trafficking and biological roles of PIN-FORMED1, 2, and 7 in Arabidopsis.

Front Plant Sci. 2016 Sep 28;7:1479.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Kim J, Song K, Park E, Kim K, Bae G, Choi G.

Epidermal phytochrome B inhibits hypocotyl negative gravitropism non-cell autonomously.

Plant Cell. 2016 Oct 6. [Article in Press]



Murakami M, Soga K, Kotake T, Kato T, Hashimoto T, Wakabayashi K, Hoson T.

Roles of MAP65-1 and BPP1 in gravity resistance of Arabidopsis hypocotyls.

Biol Sci Space. 2016 Oct 15;30:1-7.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Bolodian I, Melikhov A, Tanklevskiy L.

Fire safety arrangement of inhabited pressurized compartments of manned spacecraft.

Acta Astronaut. 2016 Oct 13. [Article in Press]



Alvarez AG, Sasso G, Iyengar S.

Mobile virtual learning object for the assessment of acute pain as a learning tool to assess acute pain in nursing: An analysis of the mental workload.

JMIR Med Educ. 2015 Jul-Dec;1(2):e15.

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.


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