NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #835 8 February 2019 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019

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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Vandenbrink JP, Kiss JZ.

Preparation of a spaceflight experiment to study tropisms in Arabidopsis seedlings on the International Space Station.

Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1924:207-14.

PI: J.Z. Kiss

Note: ISS results. From the abstract: "Here, we describe the methods for preparation of a plant biology experiment with seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana utilizing the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) on the International Space Station (ISS)."

Journal Impact Factor: 0.79

Funding: No funding cited. The PI reports funding under NASA grant "Novel Explorations into the Interactions between Light and Gravity Sensing in Plants."



DeFina LF, Radford NB, Barlow CE, Willis BL, Leonard D, Haskell WL, Farrell SW, Pavlovic A, Abel K, Berry JD, Khera A, Levine BD.

Association of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality with high levels of physical activity and concurrent coronary artery calcification.

JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: B.D. Levine

Journal Impact Factor: 10.1

Funding: "This study was supported in part by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA Cooperative Agreement NCC 9-58."



Rabin BM, Poulose SM, Bielinski DF, Shukitt-Hale B.

Effects of head-only or whole-body exposure to very low doses of 4He (1000 MeV/n) particles on neuronal function and cognitive performance.

Life Sci Space Res. 2019 Feb 5. [Article in Press]

PI: B. Rabin

Journal Impact Factor: 1.97

Funding: "This research was supported by NASA Grants: NNX13AB73G and NNX16AE06G."



Braly AM, Nuernberger B, Kim SY.

Augmented reality improves procedural work on an International Space Station science instrument.

Hum Factors. 2019 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] 84

Note: From the abstract: "Participants completed simple procedural tasks on spaceflight hardware using an augmented reality instruction method and a paper instruction method." The NASA Task Load Index was used.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.371

Funding: No funding cited. The authors are affiliated with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.




Other papers of interest:



Rybalchenko OV, Orlova OG, Vishnevskaya ON, Kapustina VV, Potokin IL, Lavrikova VV.

[Features of formation of bacterial biofilms in conditions of space flight].

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2016 Nov(6):3-10. Russian.

Note: ISS results.



Dunn C, Boyd M, Orengo I.

Dermatologic manifestations in spaceflight: A review.

Dermatol Online J. 2018 Nov 15;24(11):4. Review.

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



Andrews MT.

Molecular interactions underpinning the phenotype of hibernation in mammals.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Jan 25;222(Pt 2):jeb160606. Review.



Tsukamoto D, Hasegawa T, Hirose SI, Sakurai Y, Ito M, Takamatsu N.

Circadian transcription factor HSF1 regulates differential HSP70 gene transcription during the arousal-torpor cycle in mammalian hibernation.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 29;9(1):832.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Grigoryan E, Radugina E.

Behavior of stem-like cells, precursors for tissue regeneration in Urodela, under conditions of microgravity.

Stem Cells Dev. 2019 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] 352

Note: The method of microgravity simulation is not provided in the available abstract.



Scheer F, Chellappa SL, Hu K, Shea SA.

Impact of mental stress, the circadian system and their interaction on human cardiovascular function.

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Jan 16;103:125-9.



Arentson-Lantz EJ, Galvan E, Ellison J, Wacher A, Paddon-Jones D.

Improving dietary protein quality reduces the negative effects of physical inactivity on body composition and muscle function.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]



Horstman AMH, Backx EMP, Smeets JSJ, Marzuca-Nassr GN, van Kranenburg J, de Boer D, Dolmans J, Snijders T, Verdijk LB, de Groot L, van Loon LJC.

Nandrolone decanoate administration does not attenuate muscle atrophy during a short period of disuse.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 28;14(1):e0210823.

Note: Cast immobilization was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.



Teodori L, Costa A, Campanella L, Albertini MC.

Skeletal muscle atrophy in simulated microgravity might be triggered by immune-related microRNAs.

Front Physiol. 2019 Jan 10;9:1926. 29

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



Andrews RN, Dugan GO, Peiffer AM, Hawkins GA, Hanbury DB, Bourland JD, Hampson RE, Deadwyler SA, Cline JM.

White matter is the predilection site of late-delayed radiation-induced brain injury in non-human primates.

Radiat Res. 2019 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]



Park S, Park JH, Ryu SH, Yeom J, Ryu JW, Park EY, Choi KC, Heo SH, Kim KH, Ha CH, Chang SK, Lee SW.

Radiation-induced phosphorylation of serine 360 of SMC1 in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Radiat Res. 2019 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]



Gallagher M, Arshad I, Ferrè ER.

Gravity modulates behaviour control strategy.

Exp Brain Res. 2019 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]



Cohen B, Dai M, Yakushin SB, Cho C.

The neural basis of motion sickness.

J Neurophysiol. 2019 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]



Lychakov DV, Aristakesyan EA, Oganesyan GA.

[The effect of motion sickness on the sleep-wake cycle in rats exposed to prenatal hypoxia].

Zh Evol Biokhim Fiziol. 2017 Jan;53(1):41-8. Russian.



Sasaki R, Angelaki DE, DeAngelis GC.

Processing of object motion and self-motion in the lateral subdivision of the medial superior temporal area in macaques.

J Neurophysiol. 2019 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]



Chellappa SL, Morris CJ, Scheer F.

Effects of circadian misalignment on cognition in chronic shift workers.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 24;9(1):699.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Glazkova N, Podladchikova T, Gerzer R, Stepanova D.

Non-invasive wearable ECG-patch system for astronauts and patients on Earth.

Acta Astronaut. 2019 Jan 31. [Article in Press]



Borisova T.

Express assessment of neurotoxicity of particles of planetary and interstellar dust.

npj Microgravity. 2019 Feb 4;5(1):2.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Coutand C, Adam B, Ploquin S, Moulia B.

A method for the quantification of phototropic and gravitropic sensitivities of plants combining an original experimental device with model-assisted phenotyping: Exploratory test of the method on three hardwood tree species.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 27;14(1):e0209973.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Gao J, Yu M, Zhu S, Zhou L, Liu S.

Effects of exogenous 24-epibrassinolide and brassinazole on negative gravitropism and tension wood formation in hybrid poplar (Populus deltoids x Populus nigra).

Planta. 2019 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]



Haga K, Kimura T.

Physiological characterization of phototropism in Arabidopsis seedlings.

Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1924:3-17.



Barré J, Michelet D, Truchot J, Jolivet E, Recanzone T, Stiti S, Tesnière A, Pourcher G.

Virtual reality single-port sleeve gastrectomy training decreases physical and mental workload in novice surgeons: An exploratory study.

Obes Surg. 2019 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.


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