Funding:"This research was supported by the JPL Advanced Concept Development fund awarded to KV that funded a fellowship for GM. DD was supported by the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) funded by the NIH grant 1T32GM083937. We thank XSEDE and Philip Blood for their support of this project. AR and MB were supported by the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center. EVA Swab Kit development and spacesuit testing was funded via a Johnson Space Center Independent Research and Development award for MR." PI reports funding from grant "An Integrated Framework for Characterization of the Noncoding Genome and Epigenome in Astronauts."
Wostyn P, Gibson CR, Mader TH.
The odyssey of the ocular and cerebrospinal fluids during a mission to Mars: The "ocular glymphatic system" under pressure.
Eye (Lond). 2021 Aug 9. Review. Online ahead of print.
Note:From the abstract: "Observations pertaining to this ocular glymphatic pathway provide critical new insights into how intracranial pressure can alter basic fluid transport in the eye. …In the present review, we integrate these new insights with findings on the intracranial and neuro-ophthalmologic effects of microgravity in one coherent conceptual framework."
Journal Impact Factor:3.775
Funding:C.R. Gibson is affiliated with NASA Space Medicine Operations Division (Johnson Space Center).
Note:This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor:4.000
Funding:"Some strains were provided by the CGC, which is funded by NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (P40 OD010440). This work was partially supported by funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas RP160806 (S.A.V), National Aeronautics and Space Administration NNX15AL16G (S.A.V), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/N015894/1 to N.J.S), and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (R01 GM118534 to G.M.B.)."
Pramanik A, Gao Y, Patibandla S, Mitra D, McCandless MG, Fassero LA, Gates K, Tandon R, Chandra Ray P.
The rapid diagnosis and effective inhibition of coronavirus using spike antibody attached gold nanoparticles.
Funding:"Dr. Ray thanks the National Science Foundation for generous funding via NSF-RAPID grant # DMR-2030439 and NSF-PREM grant # DMR-1826886. The authors are grateful for NIH-NIMHD grant # 1U54MD015929-01 for use of a bioimaging core facility. Dr Tandon is supported by NASA award 80NSSC19K1603 and COVID-19 funds from the University of Mississippi Medical Center."
Note:From the abstract: "The aim of this paper was to present a review about how a healthy vestibular system is negatively affected within the aerospace environment and how some vestibular disorders become exaggerated or impaired during aviation and space activities." This article may be obtained online without charge.
Menden T, Alcaín GB, Stevenson AT, Pollock RD, Tank H, Hodkinson P, Jolley C, Smith TG, Leonhardt S, Walter M.
Dynamic lung behavior under high G acceleration monitored with electrical impedance tomography.
Note:Hindlimb unloading study with degrees of mechanical stress. From the abstract: "The degree of mechanical stress was modified, but the ankle joint was maintained at∼30°,∼120°, or∼160° with or without plaster fixation during 10-day hindlimb suspension." This article may be obtained online without charge.
An FY, Yan CL, Liu YQ, Wang CX, Su Y, Shi B, Yang SH, Guo D, Jiang GF.
[Effect of Huangqi decoction on delaying renal cell apoptosis induced by12C6+ion irradiation in rats and its mechanism.]
Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi. 2021 May;37(3):318-23. Chinese.
Note:This article, as well as the following articles (Guo et al. and Tsuruoka et al.) and an article from previous Current Awareness List #952https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34043805, are part of the August issue.
Guo H, Zhao X, Li H, Liu K, Jiang H, Zeng X, Chang J, Ma C, Fu Z, Lv X, Wang T, Guo H, Liu K, Su H, Li Y.
GDF15 promotes cardiac fibrosis and proliferation of cardiac fibroblasts via the MAPK/ERK1/2 pathway after irradiation in rats.
Radiat Res. 2021 Aug;196(2):183-191. Available online 21 May 2021.