NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List Current Awareness List #613 29 August 2014


Papers deriving from NASA support:
 
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Andreev-Andrievskiy A, Popova A, Boyle R, Alberts J, Shenkman B, Vinogradova O, Dolgov O, Anokhin K, Tsvirkun D, Soldatov P, Nemirovskaya T, Ilyin E, Sychev V.
Mice in Bion-M 1 space mission: Training and selection.
PLoS One. 2014 Aug 18;9(8):e104830.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25133741
Note: Bion-M 1 results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 3.534
Funding: “The project was supported by the Russian Federal Space Agency and the Russian Academy of Sciences…The study was also supported by the Division of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine of Russian Academy of Sciences (‘‘Integrative physiology’’ program) and RFBR grant 12-04-01665-a.”
 
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Venkateswaran K, T La Duc M, Horneck G.
Microbial existence in controlled habitats and their resistance to space conditions.
Microbes Environ. 2014 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25130881
(PI: K. Venkateswaran)
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.424
Funding: “The research described herein was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and in part (EXPOSE-experiments) at the DLR, within the DLR-FuW Program TP 475 “ISS utilization and biodiagnostics.” This research was funded by 2012 Space Biology NNH12ZT001N grant # 19-12829-26 under Task Order NNN13D111T.”
 
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Yamaguchi N, Roberts M, Castro S, Oubre C, Makimura K, Leys N, Grohmann E, Sugita T, Ichijo T, Nasu M.
Microbial monitoring of crewed habitats in space-current status and future perspectives.
Microbes Environ. 2014 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25130885
Note: ISS and rotating wall vessel studies are discussed. This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.424
Funding: No funding cited.
 
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Ott M, Pierson D, Shirakawa M, Tanigaki F, Hida M, Yamazaki T, Shimazu T, Ishioka N.
Space habitation and microbiology: Status and roadmap of space agencies.
Microbes Environ. 2014 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25130884
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.424
Funding: No funding cited.
 
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Gadomski BC, McGilvray KC, Easley JT, Palmer RH, Santoni BG, Puttlitz CM.
Partial gravity unloading inhibits bone healing responses in a large animal model.
J Biomech. 2014 Aug 7. pii: S0021-9290(14)00423-0. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25138631
(PI: C.M. Puttlitz)
Note: Hindlimb unloading study using skeletally mature Rambouillet Columbian ewes.
Journal Impact Factor: 2.496
Funding: “This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX11AQ81G).”
 
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Rabin BM, Shukitt-Hale B.
A voyage to Mars: Space radiation, aging, and nutrition.
Nutrition and Aging. 2014 Jun 19. [In Press] Review.
http://iospress.metapress.com/content/p87g458r2k135328/?p=f110374ff0294181839e441a6bc33a7a&pi=2
(PI: B.M. Rabin)
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal.
Funding: “Preparation of this review was supported in part by Grant NNX13AB73G from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”
 
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Rabin BM, Shukitt-Hale B, Carrihill-Knoll KL.
Effects of age on the disruption of cognitive performance by exposure to space radiation.
J Behav Brain Sci. 2014 Jul;4(7):297-307.
http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=47909#.U_30nWPMC1s
(PI: B.M. Rabin)
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 0.33 (Journal cites Web of Science as the source for this impact factor.)
Funding: “The research reported here was carried out under NASA grants: NNJ06HD93G, NNX08AM66G, and NNX13AB73G.”
 
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Schneider VI, Healy AF, Barshi I, Bourne LE Jr.
Effects of difficulty, specificity, and variability on training to follow navigation instructions.
Psychon Bull Rev. 2014 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25128209
Journal Impact Factor: 2.986
Funding: “This research was supported in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grants NNA07CN59A, NNX10AC87A, and NNX14AB75A; Army Research Institute Contract DASW01-03-K-0002; and Army Research Office Grant W911NF-05-1-0153 to the University of Colorado.”
 
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Dulchavsky SA, Ruffin WJ, Johnson DA, Cogan C, Joseph CL.
Use of an interactive, faith-based kiosk by congregants of four predominantly, African-American churches in a metropolitan area.
Front Public Health. 2014 Aug 5;2:106.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25140296
(PI: S.A. Dulchavsky)
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal.
Funding: “This research is supported by grants from HealthAlliance Plan, the William Davidson Foundation, and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58.”
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Other papers of interest:
 
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Zhu M, Jin XW, Wu BY, Nie JL, Li YH.
Effects of simulated weightlessness on cellular morphology and biological characteristics of cell lines SGC-7901 and HFE-145.
Genet Mol Res. 2014 Aug 7;13(3):6060-9.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25117363
Note: A rotating clinostat was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
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Jiang W, Xu B, Yi Y, Huang Y, Li XO, Jiang F, Zhou J, Zhang J, Cui Y.
Effects of simulated microgravity by RCCS on the biological features of Candida albicans.
Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2014 Jun 15;7(7):3781-90.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25120754
Note: A rotary cell culture system was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
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Cheng X, Xu X, Chen J, Zhou X, Cheng L, Li M, Li J, Wang R, Jia W, Li YQ.
Effects of simulated microgravity on Streptococcus mutans physiology and biofilm structure.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2014 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25109245
Note: A superconducting magnet was used to simulate microgravity.
 
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Klöckner W, Lattermann C, Pursche F, Werner S, Eibl D, Büchs J.
Time efficient way to calculate oxygen transfer areas and power input in cylindrical disposable shaken bioreactors.
Biotechnol Prog. 2014 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25138595
 
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Cannavino J, Brocca L, Sandri M, Bottinelli R, Pellegrino MA.
PGC1-alpha over-expression prevents metabolic alterations and soleus muscle atrophy in hindlimb unloaded mice.
J Physiol. 2014 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25128574
Note: Hindlimb unloading study.
 
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El-Ghazaly MA, El-Hazek RM, Khayyal MT.
Protective effect of the herbal preparation, STW 5, against intestinal damage induced by gamma radiation in rats.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 Aug 17:1-21. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25131937
 
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Rahmanian S, Taleei R, Nikjoo H.
Radiation induced base excision repair (BER): A mechanistic mathematical approach.
DNA Repair (Amst). 2014 Aug 9;22C:89-103. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25117268
 
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Chang NY, Hiss MM, Sanders MC, Olomu OU, MacNeilage PR, Uchanski RM, Hullar TE.
Vestibular perception and the vestibulo-ocular reflex in young and older adults.
Ear Hear. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(5):565-70.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25144251
 
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Teramoto W, Cui Z, Sakamoto S, Gyoba J.
Distortion of auditory space during visually induced self-motion in depth.
Front Psychol. 2014 Aug 5;5:848.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25140162
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
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Marianelli P, Berthoz A, Bennequin D.
Crista egregia: A geometrical model of the crista ampullaris, a sensory surface that detects head rotations.
Biol Cybern. 2014 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25128319
 
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Tanaka K, Nakamura K, Katafuchi T.
Self-perspiration garment for extravehicular activity improves skin cooling effects without raising humidity.
Acta Astronaut. 2014 Aug 16. [In Press]
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094576514003166
 
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de Winter JCF.
Controversy in human factors constructs and the explosive use of the NASA-TLX: A measurement perspective.
Cogn Tech Work. 2014 Aug;6(3):289-97.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10111-014-0275-1
 
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Pandolfi C, Masi E, Voigt B, Mugnai S, Volkmann D, Mancuso S.
Gravity affects the closure of the traps in Dionaea muscipula.
Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:964203. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25133188 
Note: Parabolic flight results. From the abstract: “The possible role of the alterations of membrane permeability induced by microgravity on trap movement is discussed.” This article may be obtained online without charge.
 
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Ferranti F, Caruso M, Cammarota M, Masiello MG, Corano Scheri K, Fabrizi C, Fumagalli L, Schiraldi C, Cucina A, Catizone A, Ricci G.
Cytoskeleton modifications and autophagy induction in TCam-2 seminoma cells exposed to  simulated microgravity.
Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:904396. Epub 2014 Jul 17.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25140323
Note: A random positioning machine was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.

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