Status Report

NASA Spaceline 1 April 2005 Current Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
April 1, 2005
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PubMed’s abstract is linked when available and each will open in a new window.

  1. Smith SM, Zwart SR, Block G, Rice BL, Davis-Street JE.
    The nutritional status of astronauts is altered after long-term space flight aboard the International Space Station.
    J Nutr. 2005 Mar;135(3):437-43.
    (PI: S.M. Smith)
    Note (#1)
    ISS results. Astronaut Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Valery Korzun are shown on the cover of this issue. The full cover can be viewed by clicking on the Table of Contents link.

  2. Walton KD, Harding S, Anschel D, Harris YT, Llinas R.
    The effects of microgravity on the development of surface righting in rats.
    J Physiol. 2005 Mar 17; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: K.D. Walton)
    Note (#2)
    STS-90 (Neurolab) and STS-72 (NIH.R3 experiment) results.

  3. Stein TP, Schluter MD, Galante AT, Soteropoulos P, Ramirez M, Bigbee A, Grindeland RE, Wade CE.
    Effect of hind limb muscle unloading on liver metabolism of rats.
    J Nutr Biochem. 2005 Jan;16(1):9-16.
    (PI: T.P. Stein)
  4. Woods CC, Banks KE, Lebsack TW, White TC, Anderson GA, Maccallum T, Gruener R, Deluca D.
    Use of a microgravity organ culture dish system to demonstrate the signal dampening effects of modeled microgravity during T cell development.
    Dev Comp Immunol. 2005;29(6):565-82. Epub 2005 Jan 24.
    (PIs: C.C. Woods, Graduate Student Researchers Program, and D. Deluca)
  5. Casadesus G, Shukitt-Hale B, Stellwagen HM, Smith MA, Rabin BM, Joseph JA.
    Hippocampal neurogenesis and PSA-NCAM expression following exposure to (56)Fe particles mimics that seen during aging in rats.
    Exp Gerontol. 2005 Mar;40(3):249-54. Epub 2004 Oct 28.
    (PI: B.M. Rabin)
  6. Rabin BM, Joseph JA, Shukitt-Hale B.
    Effects of age and diet on the heavy particle-induced disruption of operant responding produced by a ground-based model for exposure to cosmic rays.
    Brain Res. 2005 Mar 2;1036(1-2):122-9.
    (PI: B.M. Rabin)
  7. Merfeld DM, Park S, Gianna-Poulin C, Black FO, Wood S.
    Vestibular perception and action employ qualitatively different mechanisms: I. Frequency response of VOR and perceptual responses during translation and tilt.
    J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: D.M. Merfeld and F.O. Black)
  8. Merfeld DM, Park S, Gianna-Poulin C, Black FO, Wood S.
    Vestibular perception and action employ qualitatively different mechanisms: II. VOR and perceptual responses during combined tilt&translation.
    J Neurophysiol. 2005 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: D.M. Merfeld and F.O. Black)
  9. Searby ND, Steele CR, Globus RK.
    Influence of increased mechanical loading by hypergravity on the microtubule cytoskeleton and prostaglandin E2 release in primary osteoblasts.
    Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Feb 23; [Epub ahead of print]
    (PI: R.K. Globus)
  10. Montgomery K, Stephanides M, Schendel S, Ross M.
    User interface paradigms for patient-specific surgical planning: lessons learned over a decade of research.
    Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2005 Mar-Apr;29(2-3):203-22.
    (PI: M. Ross)
    Note (#10)
    From the abstract describing virtual surgical plans developed since the 1990s, “…through collaboration with NASA, an immersive virtual environment was created to produce high-fidelity images for surgical simulation…”

Other papers of interest:

  1. Pedrocchi A, Baroni G, Pedotti A, Massion J, Ferrigno G.
    Inverse dynamic investigation of voluntary leg lateral movements in weightlessness: a new microgravity-specific strategy.
    J Biomech. 2005 Apr;38(4):769-77.
    Note A
    Results during EUROMIR’95 mission.

  2. Mueller PJ, Foley CM, Hasser EM.
    Hindlimb unloading alters nitric oxide and autonomic control of resting arterial pressure in conscious rats.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Mar 10; [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Fujino H, Kohzuki H, Takeda I, Kiyooka T, Miyasaka T, Mohri S, Shimizu J, Kajiya F.
    Regression of capillary network in atrophied soleus muscle induced by hindlimb unweighting.
    J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr;98(4):1407-13. Epub 2004 Dec 10.
  4. Hornberger TA, Mateja RD, Chin ER, Andrews JL, Esser KA.
    Aging does not alter the mechanosensitivity of the p38, p70S6k, and JNK2 signaling pathways in skeletal muscle.
    J Appl Physiol. 2005 Apr;98(4):1562-6. Epub 2004 Sep 10.
  5. Pinsolle V, Martin D, Coninck L, Techoueyres P, Vaida P.
    Microsurgery in microgravity is possible.
    Microsurgery. 2005;25(2):152-4.
    Note E
    Evaluation of microsurgery feasibility using parabolic flights.

  6. Cao XS, Wu XY, Sun XQ, Liu TS.
    [Effects of low gravity preconditioning on rat learning and memory impairment induced by high gravity exposure]
    Di Yi Jun Yi Da Xue Xue Bao. 2005 Feb;25(2):212-5. Chinese.
  7. Skok MV, Koval LM, Petrova YI, Lykhmus OY, Kolibo DV, Romanyuk SI, Yevdokimova NY, Komisarenko SV.
    The effect of simulated microgravity on hybridoma cells.
    Acta Astronaut. 2005 Apr;56(8):721-8.
    Note G
    Microgravity simulated via clinostat.

  8. Coward SM, Selden C, Mantalaris A, Hodgson HJ.
    Proliferation rates of HepG2 cells encapsulated in alginate are increased in a microgravity environment compared with static cultures.
    Artif Organs. 2005 Feb;29(2):152-8.
    Note H
    Microgravity simulated via rotary cell culture system.

  9. Nicholson WL, Schuerger AC, Setlow P.
    The solar UV environment and bacterial spore UV resistance: considerations for Earth-to-Mars transport by natural processes and human spaceflight.
    Mutat Res. 2005 Apr 1;571(1-2):249-64. Epub 2005 Jan 21.
  10. Ilyin VK, Korniushenkova IN, Starkova LV, Lauriniavichius KS.
    Study of methanogenesis during bioutilization of plant residuals.
    Acta Astronaut. 2005 Feb;56(4):465-70.

NOTE: April 1, 2005 discovery: Water found on Mars.

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