NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #741 24 March 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

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Papers deriving from NASA support:
Palinkas LA, Kintz NM, Vessey WB, Chou C-P, Leveton LB.
Assessing the impact of communication delay on behavioral health and performance: An examination of autonomous operations utilizing the International Space Station.
Houston, TX: NASA Johnson Space Center, 2017 Jan. 60 p. NASA/TM-2017-219285.
PI: L.A. Palinkas
Note: ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable to this publication
Funding: No funding cited. The PI reports funding through NASA grant NNX12AR21A.
Mehta SK, Nelman-Gonzalez M, Tyring SK, Tong Y, Beitman A, Crucian BE, Renner AN, Pierson DL.
Localization of VZV in saliva of zoster patients.
J Med Virol. 2017 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]
Journal Impact Factor: 1.998
Funding: No funding cited. S.K. Mehta, M. Nalman-Gonzalez, A. Beitman, B.E. Crucian, A.N. Renner, and D.L. Pierson are affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center.
Smith SA, Benardini JN 3rd, Anderl D, Ford M, Wear E, Schrader M, Schubert W, DeVeaux L, Paszczynski A, Childers SE.
Identification and characterization of early mission phase microorganisms residing on the Mars Science Laboratory and assessment of their potential to survive Mars-like conditions.
Astrobiology. 2017 Mar;17(3):253-65.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.628
Funding: "This work was funded by the Idaho Space Grant Consortium through the NASA ISGC Research Fellowship Program and the ISGC Research Initiation Grant Program. Additional funding is provided by NASA EPSCoR award #NNX11AQ30A. Computational resources were supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5P20RR016448-10) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103397-10) from the National Institutes of Health. The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."
Sá RC, Henderson AC, Simonson TS, Arai TJ, Wagner H, Theilmann RJ, Wagner PD, Prisk GK, Hopkins SR.
Measurement of the distribution of ventilation-perfusion ratios in the human lung with proton MRI: Comparison with the multiple inert gas elimination technique.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Mar 9:jap.00804.2016. [Epub ahead of print]
PI: R.C. Sá, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Journal Impact Factor: 3.004
Funding: "This work was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58, and by NIH K99/R00 HL093064, NIH R01 HL104118, NIH R01 HL119263, NIH R21 HL118539, NIH R21 HL122753."
Beaton KH, Shelhamer MJ, Roberts DC, Schubert MC.
A rapid quantification of binocular misalignment without recording eye movements: Vertical and torsional alignment nulling.
J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]
PI: M.S. Schubert
Journal Impact Factor: 2.053
Funding: "This work was funded by NASA through the Human Research Program grant NNX10AO19G and Department of Defense grant W81XWH-15-1-0442."
Mellor LF, Steward AJ, Nordberg RC, Taylor MA, Loboa EG.
Comparison of simulated microgravity and hydrostatic pressure for chondrogenesis of hASC.
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Apr;88(4):377-84.
PI: L.F. Mellor, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Note: A rotating wall vessel (RWV) clinostat was used.
Journal Impact Factor: 0.755
Funding: "This work was supported in part by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC9-58 (LFM), NIH/NIBIB 1R03EB008790 (EGL), and NSF/CBET 1133427 (EGL)."
Deymier AC, Nair AK, Depalle B, Qin Z, Arcot K, Drouet C, Yoder CH, Buehler MJ, Thomopoulos S, Genin GM, Pasteris JD.
Protein-free formation of bone-like apatite: New insights into the key role of carbonation.
Biomaterials. 2017 May;127:75-88. Epub 2017 Feb 27.
PI: A.C. Deymier, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Journal Impact Factor: 8.387
Funding: "This project was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 EB016422 and R01 AR057836. Dr. Deymier was funded in part by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute NSBRI-RFA-13-01 Postdoctoral First Fellow Award. Arun Nair would like to acknowledge support from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Arkansas. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under the grants ARI#0963249, MRI#0959124 and EPS#0918970, and a grant from Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, managed by Arkansas High Performance Computing Center."
Conkin J, Pollock NW, Natoli MJ, Martina SD, Wessel JH, Gernhardt ML.
Venous gas emboli and ambulation at 4.3 psia.
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Apr;88(4):370-6.
PIs: M.L. Gernhardt, N.W. Pollock
Journal Impact Factor: 0.755
Funding: "This work was made possible through contracts NNJ06HE93A and NNX12AG22A between NASA and Duke University and the Human Health and Performance Contract (NNJ15HK11B) between NASA and KBRwyle. Funding for this research was provided by the NASA Human Research Program."
Other papers of interest:
Novikov LS, Baranov DG, Gagarin YF, Dergachev VA, Samokhina MS, Voronina EN.
Measurements of microparticle fluxes on orbital space stations from 1978 until 2011.
Adv Space Res. 2017 Mar 22. [Article in Press]
Note: Salyut-6, Salyut-7, Mir, and ISS results.
Jang Y, Jung H, Ju JH.
Chondrogenic differentiation induction of adipose-derived stem cells by centrifugal gravity.
J Vis Exp. 2017 Feb 24;(120):e54934.
Note: Centrifugation was used.
Zarrinpour V, Hajebrahimi Z, Jafarinia M.
Expression pattern of neurotrophins and their receptors during neuronal differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells in simulated microgravity condition.
Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2017 Feb;20(2):178-86.
Note: A clinostat was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Forbes AS, Regis DP, Hall AA, Mahon RT, Cronin WA.
Propranolol effects on decompression sickness in a simulated DISSUB rescue in swine.
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Apr;88(4):385-91.
Howle LE, Weber PW, Hada EA, Vann RD, Denoble PJ.
The probability and severity of decompression sickness.
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 15;12(3):e0172665.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Jacobs BL, McNally RM, Kim KJ, Blanco R, Privett RE, You JS, Hornberger TA.
Identification of mechanically regulated phosphorylation sites on tuberin (TSC2) that control mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling.
J Biol Chem. 2017 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Takahashi H, Suzuki Y, Mohamed JS, Gotoh T, Pereira SL, Alway SE.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate increases autophagy signaling in resting and unloaded plantaris muscles but selectively suppresses autophagy protein abundance in reloaded muscles of aged rats.
Exp Gerontol. 2017 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: Hindlimb unloading study.
Ito R, Hale LP, Geyer SM, Li J, Sornborger A, Kajimura J, Kusunoki Y, Yoshida K, van den Brink MR, Kyoizumi S, Manley NR, Nakachi K, Sempowski GD.
Late effects of exposure to ionizing radiation and age on human thymus morphology and function.
Radiat Res. 2017 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Park JG, Paul S, Briones N, Zeng J, Gillis K, Wallstrom G, LaBaer J, Amundson SA.
Developing human radiation biodosimetry models: Testing cross-species conversion approaches using an ex vivo model system.
Radiat Res. 2017 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Sakata S, Grove PM, Watson MO, Stevenson AR.
The impact of crosstalk on three-dimensional laparoscopic performance and workload.
Surg Endosc. 2017 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.
Tanaka K, Nagao D, Okada K, Nakamura K.
Cooling effects of wearer-controlled vaporization for extravehicular activity.
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Apr;88(4):418-22.
Leguy CAD, Delfos R, Pourquie MJBM, Poelma C, Westerweel J, van Loon JJWA.
Fluid dynamics during Random Positioning Machine micro-gravity experiments.
Adv Space Res. 2017 Mar 18. [Article in Press]
Note: A Random Positioning Machine was used.

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