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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #779 21 December 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

Status Report From: Spaceline
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Papers deriving from NASA support:

 

1

Dai JC, Dunmire B, Sternberg KM, Liu Z, Larson T, Thiel J, Chang HC, Harper JD, Bailey MR, Sorensen MD.

Retrospective comparison of measured stone size and posterior acoustic shadow width in clinical ultrasound images.

World J Urol. 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29243111

PI: M.R. Bailey

Journal Impact Factor: 2.743

Funding: "Funding was provided by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) Grant NCC 9-58 and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Grant DK043881."

 

2

Li X, Selesnick R, Schiller Q, Zhang K, Zhao H, Baker DN, Temerin MA.

Measurement of electrons from albedo neutron decay and neutron density in near-Earth space.

Nature. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29236693

Note: Results are from the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE) CubeSat. While most of the data presented is about cosmic-ray albedo neutron decay (CRAND), the findings may help with better radiation event forecasting and protecting astronauts from exposure to cosmic rays.

Journal Impact Factor: 40.137

Funding: "This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) CubeSat Program, NSF grant AGS 1443749, and NASA/Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP)-Energetic particle, Composition and Thermal plasma (ECT) funding through Johns Hopkins University (JHU)/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) contract 967399 under prime NASA contract NAS5-01072."

 

3

Rabin BM, Carrihill-Knoll KL, Miller MG, Shukitt-Hale B.

Age as a factor in the responsiveness of the organism to the disruption of cognitive performance by exposure to HZE particles differing in linear energy transfer.

Life Sci Space Res. 2017 Dec 13. [Article in Press]

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417300809

PI: B.M. Rabin

Journal Impact Factor: 0.97

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

 

4

Wang Y, Chang J, Li X, Pathak R, Sridharan V, Jones T, Mao XW, Nelson G, Boerma M, Hauer-Jensen M, Zhou D, Shao L.

Low doses of oxygen ion irradiation cause long-term damage to bone marrow hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells in mice.

PLoS One. 2017 Dec 12;12(12):e0189466.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29232383

PIs: M. Boerma/X.W. Mao/G. Nelson/M. Hauer-Jensen/NSBRI Center for Research on Cardiac, Vascular, and Acute Effects of Space Radiation

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 2.806

Funding: "The study was supported in part by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NCC 9-58 (MB), Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (P20, GM109005, MHJ), and National Institutes of Health (R01CA122023, DZ)."

 

5

Basner M, Nasrini J, Hermosillo E, McGuire S, Dinges DF, Moore TM, Gur RC, Rittweger J, Mulder E, Wittkowski M, Donoviel D, Stevens B, Bershad EM.

Effects of -12° head-down tilt with and without elevated levels of CO2 on cognitive performance: The SPACECOT study.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print]

http://www.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/japplphysiol.00855.2017

PI: M. Basner, E.M. Bershad

Note: Head-down tilt bed rest study.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.004

Funding: "This study was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9–58, the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Space Medicine, and the German Aerospace Center Institute of Aerospace Medicine."

 

6

Kozlowski SWJ.

Enhancing the effectiveness of work groups and teams: A reflection.

Perspect Psychol Sci. 2017 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29232536

PI: S.W. J. Kozlowski

Note: From the abstract: "In this article, I reflect on the impetus, strategy, key features, and scientific contribution of "Enhancing the Effectiveness of Work Groups and Teams,"  by Kozlowski and Ilgen, a review monograph published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest in 2006." [Kozlowski SW, Ilgen DR. Enhancing the effectiveness of work groups and teams. Psychol Sci Public Interest. 2006 Dec;7(3):77-124. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26158912]

Journal Impact Factor: 7.359

Funding: "This composition of this work was supported in part by U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Grant W911NF-14-1-0026, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Grant NNX13AM77G, and National Science Foundation Grant 1533499."

 

7

Bermúdez Rey MC, Clark TK, Merfeld DM.

Balance screening of vestibular function in subjects aged 4 years and older: A living laboratory experience.

Front Neurol. 2017 Nov 28;8:631.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29234301

PI: T.K. Clark, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.184

Funding: "This research was supported by NIH/NIDCD R01-DC01458 and R01-DC014924." PI reports funding under NSBRI NCC 9-58-PF03502.

 

8

Cohen HS, Stitz J, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Williams SP, Mulavara AP, Peters BT, Bloomberg JJ.

Tandem walking as a quick screening test for vestibular disorders.

Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29226324

PI: A.P. Mulavara, J.J. Bloomberg

Journal Impact Factor: 2.471

Funding: "This work was supported by a National Institutes of Health grant (2R01DC009031 [H.S.C.]), the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCC 9-58 (A.P.M., J.J.B.), and a fellowship from the Austria Marshall Plan Foundation (J.S.)."

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Other papers of interest:

 

1

Dančuo ZZ, Rašuo BP, Begngin AČ, Zeljkovič VI.

Flight to Mars: Envelope simulation in a ground based high-performance human centrifuge.

FME Transactions. 2018 Jan;41(1):1-9.

http://www.mas.bg.ac.rs/istrazivanje/fme/start

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

 

2

Wijenayake S, Luu BE, Zhang J, Tessier SN, Quintero-Galvis JF, Gaitán-Espitia JD, Nespolo RF, Storey KB.

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial Dromiciops gliroides: 1. Mitogen-activated protein kinases and the cell stress response.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29247845

 

3

Luu BE, Wijenayake S, Zhang J, Tessier SN, Quintero-Galvis JF, Gaitán-Espitia JD, Nespolo RF, Storey KB.

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 2. Control of the Akt pathway and protein translation machinery.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29247846

 

4

Luu BE, Wijenayake S, Zhang J, Tessier SN, Quintero-Galvis JF, Gaitán-Espitia JD, Nespolo RF, Storey KB.

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 3. Activation of pro-survival response pathways.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29248591

 

5

Wijenayake S, Luu BE, Zhang J, Tessier SN, Quintero-Galvis JF, Gaitán-Espitia JD, Nespolo RF, Storey KB.

Strategies of biochemical adaptation for hibernation in a South American marsupial, Dromiciops gliroides: 4. Regulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex and metabolic fuel selection.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29247844

 

6

DiStefano T, Chen HY, Panebianco C, Kaya KD, Brooks MJ, Gieser L, Morgan NY, Pohida T, Swaroop A.

Accelerated and improved differentiation of retinal organoids from pluripotent stem cells in rotating-wall vessel bioreactors.

Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29233554

Note: A rotating wall vessel bioreactor was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

7

Fujiyoshi S, Tanaka D, Maruyama F.

Transmission of airborne bacteria across built environments and its measurement standards: A review.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Nov 29;8:2336. Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29238327

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

8

Erickson DW, Schink SJ, Patsalo V, Williamson JR, Gerland U, Hwa T.

A global resource allocation strategy governs growth transition kinetics of Escherichia coli.

Nature. 2017 Nov 2;551(7678):119-23.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29072300

Note: This article and the following by Mori, et al. report studies of protein expression in bacteria under varying growing and nutrient conditions.

 

9

Mori M, Schink S, Erickson DW, Gerland U, Hwa T.

Quantifying the benefit of a proteome reserve in fluctuating environments.

Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 31;8(1):1225.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29089487

Note: This article and the preceding by Erickson, et al. report studies of protein expression in bacteria under varying growing and nutrient conditions. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

10

Haug M, Reischl B, Prölß G, Pollmann C, Buckert T, Keidel C, Schürmann S, Hock M, Rupitsch S, Heckel M, Pöschel T, Scheibel T, Haynl C, Kiriaev L, Head SI, Friedrich O.

The MyoRobot: A novel automated biomechatronics system to assess voltage/Ca(2+) biosensors and active/passive biomechanics in muscle and biomaterials.

Biosens Bioelectron. 2017 Dec 7;102:589-99.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29245144

Note: From the abstract: "We engineered an automated biomechatronics system, MyoRobot, for robust objective and versatile assessment of muscle or polymer materials (bio-)mechanics. It covers multiple levels of muscle biosensor assessment, e.g. membrane voltage or contractile apparatus Ca2+ ion responses.…It replaces previously tedious manual protocols to obtain exhaustive information on active/passive biomechanical properties across various morphological tissue levels."

 

11

Pagano AF, Brioche T, Arc-Chagnaud C, Demangel R, Chopard A, Py G.

Short-term disuse promotes fatty acid infiltration into skeletal muscle.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29248005

Note: Dry immersion was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

12

Gatti V, Azoulay EM, Fritton SP.

Microstructural changes associated with osteoporosis negatively affect loading-induced fluid flow around osteocytes in cortical bone.

J Biomech. 2017 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29217091

 

13

Peres-Ueno MJ, Stringhetta-Garcia CT, Castoldi RC, Ozaki GAT, Chaves-Neto AH, Dornelles RCM, Louzada MJQ.

Model of hindlimb unloading in adult female rats: Characterizing bone physicochemical, microstructural, and biomechanical properties.

PLoS One. 2017 Dec 11;12(12):e0189121.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29228060

Note: Hindlimb unloading study. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

14

Swanson CM, Kohrt WM, Buxton OM, Everson CA, Wright KP Jr, Orwoll ES, Shea SA.

The importance of the circadian system & sleep for bone health.

Metabolism. 2017 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29229227

 

15

Wang K, Zha Y, Lei H, Xu X.

MRI study on the changes of bone marrow microvascular permeability and fat content after total-body X-ray irradiation.

Radiat Res. 2017 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29251550

 

16

Bailey SKT, Neigel AR, Dhanani LY, Sims VK.

Establishing measurement equivalence across computer- and paper-based tests of spatial cognition.

Hum Factors. 2017 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29244530

 

17

Nakamura N.

Why genetic effects of radiation are observed in mice but not in humans.

Radiat Res. 2017 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29261411

 

18

Bock O, Bury N.

Interplay of gravicentric, egocentric, and visual cues about the vertical in the control of arm movement direction.

Perception. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29235935

 

19

Fisahn J, Barlow P, Dorda G.

A proposal to explain how the circatidal rhythm of the Arabidopsis thaliana root elongation rate could be mediated by the lunisolar gravitational force: a quantum physical approach.

Ann Bot. 2017 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29236939

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

20

Lin C, Sauter M.

Control of adventitious root architecture in rice by darkness, light and gravity.

Plant Physiol. 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29242375

Note: A clinostat was used. This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

21

Braddock M.

Ergonomic challenges for astronauts during space travel and the need for space medicine.

J Ergon. 2017 Nov;7(6):221. Review.

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/ergonomic-challenges-for-astronauts-during-space-travel-and-the-need-for-space-medicine-2165-7556-1000221-95781.html

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

 

22

Gibney E.

Scientists want in on humanity's next big space station.

Nature. 2017 Dec 7;552(7683):16-7.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29219969

Note: This News item discusses plans for the Deep Space Gateway and describes the first of a series of meetings to be hosted by NASA and ESA, a Workshop on Research on Deep Space Gateway, held December 5-6 at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in The Netherlands. This article may be obtained online without charge.

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