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NASA Spaceline 10 March 2006 Current Space Life Science Awareness

By SpaceRef Editor
March 10, 2006
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  1. Rabin E, Dizio P, Lackner JR
    Time course of haptic stabilization of posture.
    Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar;170(1):122-6. Epub 2006 Feb 25.
    (HSR&T PI: J.R. Lackner)
  2. Cohen HS, Bloomberg JJ, Mulavara AP.
    Obstacle avoidance in novel visual environments improved by variable practice training.
    Percept Mot Skills. 2005 Dec;101(3):853-61.
  3. Ihle EC, Ritsher JB, Kanas N.
    Positive psychological outcomes of spaceflight: an empirical study.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb;77(2):93-101.
    (HSR&T PI: N. Kanas)
  4. Epelman S, Hamilton DR.
    Medical mitigation strategies for acute radiation exposure during spaceflight.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb;77(2):130-9.
  5. McDermott KM, Zhang J, Holst CR, Kozakiewicz BK, Singla V, Tlsty TD.
    p16(INK4a) prevents centrosome dysfunction and genomic instability in primary cells.
    PLoS Biol. 2006 Mar;4(3):e51. Epub 2006 Feb 14.
    (HSR&T PI: T.D. Tlsty)
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.

  6. Sarkar P, Sarkar S, Ramesh V, Hayes BE, Thomas RL, Wilson BL, Kim H, Barnes S, Kulkarni A, Pellis N, Ramesh GT.
    Proteomic analysis of mice hippocampus in simulated microgravity environment.
    J Proteome Res. 2006 Mar 3;5(3):548-553.
    (HSR&T PI: G.T. Ramesh)
    Hindlimb suspension used to simulate microgravity.

  7. Menaker M.
    Circadian organization in the real world.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 28;103(9):3015-6. Epub 2006 Feb 21.
    (HSR&T PI: M. Menaker)
    This article comments on another paper in this issue of PNAS, PMID 16481616).

  8. Monk TH, Houck PR, Shear MK.
    The daily life of complicated grief patients–what gets missed,what gets added?
    Death Stud. 2006 Jan-Feb;30(1):77-85.
    (HSR&T PI: T.H. Monk)
  9. McLean RJ, Welsh AK, Casasanto VA.
    Microbial survival in space shuttle crash.
    Icarus. 2006 Mar;181(1):323-5.
    Abstract: ?A slow growing, heat resistant bacterium, identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing as Microbispora sp., was recovered from the wreckage of the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia (STS-107). As this organism survived disintegration of the space craft, heat of reentry, and impact, it supports the possibility of a natural mechanism for the interplanetary spread of life by meteorites.?

  10. Schuerger AC, Richards JT, Newcombe DA, Venkateswaran K.
    Rapid inactivation of seven Bacillus spp. under simulated Mars UV irradiation.
    Icarus. 2006 Mar;181(1):52-62.
  11. Newby Lambert M, Vocker E, Redemann S, Blumberg S, Gajraj A, Meiners JC, Walter NG.
    Mg2+-induced compaction of single RNA molecules monitored by tethered particle microscopy.
    Biophys J. 2006 Feb 24; [Epub ahead of print]
    (HSR&T PI: J.C. Meiners)
    This paper can currently be obtained online without charge.

  12. Steiner SA, Porter MD, Fritz JS.
    Ultrafast concentration and speciation of chromium(III) and (VI).
    J Chromatogr A. 2006 Feb 11; [Epub ahead of print]
    (HSR&T PI: M.D. Porter)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Jauregui-Renaud K, Reynolds R, Bronstein AM, Gresty MA.
    Cardio-respiratory responses evoked by transient linear acceleration.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb;77(2):114-20.
  2. Wang X, Krishnamurthy S, Evans J, Bhakta D, Justice L, Bruce E, Patwardhan A.
    Bispectral analysis as a tool to investigate dynamics of cardiorespiratory physiology.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb;77(2):151-6.
  3. Harsch V.
    Centrifuge “therapy” for psychiatric patients in Germany in the early 1800s.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb;77(2):157-60.
  4. Sforza C, Tartglia GM, Solimene U, Morgun V, Kaspranskiy RR, Ferrario VF.
    Occlusion, sternocleidomastoid muscle activity, and body sway: A pilot study in male astronauts.
    Cranio. 2006 Jan;24(1):43-9.
  5. Nakai K, Tanaka S, Sakai A, Nagashima M, Tanaka M, Otomo H, Nakamura T.
    Cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibition suppresses restoration of tibial trabecular bone formation in association with restriction of osteoblast maturation in skeletal reloading after hindlimb elevation of mice.
    Bone. 2006 Feb 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Ishimi Y, Sugiyama F, Ezaki J, Fujioka M, Wu J.
    Effects of spirulina, a blue-green alga, on bone metabolism in ovariectomized rats and hindlimb-unloaded mice.
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2006 Feb;70(2):363-8.
    This paper can be obtained online without charge.

  7. Jones SM, Jones TA, Johnson KR, Yu H, Erway LC, Zheng QY.
    A comparison of vestibular and auditory phenotypes in inbred mouse strains.
    Brain Res. 2006 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Tribukait A, Eiken O.
    On the role of otoliths and semicircular canals in spatial orientation: Dynamics of the visually perceived eye level during gondola centrifugation.
    Percept Psychophys. 2005 Oct;67(7):1242-51.
  9. Sannita WG, Narici L, Picozza P.
    Positive visual phenomena in space: A scientific case and a safety issue in space travel.
    Vision Res. 2006 Feb 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Genta G, Perino MA.
    Teleoperation support for early human planetary missions.
    Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Dec;1065:271-84.
  11. Kumar S, Maxwell IZ, Heisterkamp A, Polte TR, Lele TP, Salanga M, Mazur E, Ingber DE.
    Viscoelastic retraction of single living stress fibers and its impact on cell shape, cytoskeletal organization and extracellular matrix mechanics.
    Biophys J. 2006 Feb 24; [Epub ahead of print]
    This paper can currently be obtained online without charge

  12. Skrobanek P, Baranovska M, Jurani M, Sarnikova B.
    Influence of simulated microgravity on leg bone development in Japanese quail chicks.
    Acta Vet Brno. 2005 Dec;74(4):475-81.
    This paper can be obtained online without charge at:

  13. Jiang K, Zhang S, Lee S, Tsai G, Kim K, Huang H, Chilcott C, Zhu T, Feldman LJ.
    Transcription profile analyses identify genes and pathways central to root cap functions in maize.
    Plant Mol Biol. 2006 Feb;60(3):343-63.
  14. Kotovskaia AR, Vil’-Vil’iams IF, Luk’ianiuk VIu, Kataev IuV.
    [+Gx-tolerance by the cosmonauts of ISS crews 1, 6-9 and visiting crews 1-7 aboard Soyuz vehicles]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):3-9. Russian.
    Soyuz/ISS results.

  15. Bukhtiiarov IV, Golovkina OL.
    [Comparative characteristics of the gas-exchange parameters during exposure to lateral (Gy), longitudinal (Gz) and latero-longitudinal (Gz/Gy) G-loads]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):10-3. Russian.
  16. Vinokhodova AG, Bystritskaia AF, Smirnova TM.
    [The ability for psych self-regulation as a factor in resistance to the stresses in extreme conditions of space flight]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):14-8. Russian.
    NOTE: Space flight conditions were simulated.

  17. Es’kov KN.
    [Group psychological investigations using the “gomeostat” method during long ground-based experiments]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):19-23. Russian.
  18. Il’ina-Kakueva EI, Kaplanskii AS.
    [Muscle atrophy in microgravity and during its simulation]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):43-9. Russian.
    Review of space flight and ground-based results.

  19. Voskanian KSh, Mitsyn GV, Gaevskii VN.
    [Effectiveness of the biological action of protons and gamma-radiation on cells C3H10T1/2]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):50-3. Russian.
  20. Mikhailov VM, Gurfinkel’ IuI, Kudutkina MI, Ushakov BB.
    [Investigation into microcirculation in the vascular bed of healthy people and patients at rest and during the LBNP test]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):53-8. Russian.
  21. Goncharov IB, Popova II, Baranov MV, Anokhina LD.
    [Testing and selection of equipment to simulate in-flight telemedicine-assisted medical examinations and researches on the ISS Russian segment]
    Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2005 Sep-Oct;39(5):59-60. Russian.
  22. Sun XQ, Xu ZP, Liu TS, Wu B, Zhang S, You GX.
    [Expression of apoptosis related genes bcl-2 and p53 in rat brain after exposure to +Gx in simulated emergent return of spacecraft]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):405-9. Chinese.
  23. Sun HP, Sun XQ, Wang B, Yao YJ, Shi F, Geng J, Wang YC.
    [Effects of intermittent head-up tilt on histomorphological changes of femoral vein and jugular vein in rabbits under simulated weightlessness]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):410-4. Chinese.
  24. Fu YH, Huang JM, Zhu DB, Lei LW, Bai SM.
    [Effects of soy isoflavones on bone loss in female rats after simulated weightlessness]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):419-21. Chinese.
  25. Zhao L, Wei JH.
    [Comparison of effects of simulated weightlessness on ERPs in fast and slow reaction groups]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):422-6. Chinese.
  26. Ma F, Li TQ.
    [Nonlinear model identification based on RBF neural network in human experiment of liquid cooling garment]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):432-6. Chinese.
  27. Wang GH, Chen LZ, Hu CX, Li GB, Chen K, Li DH, Liu YD.
    [Studies on effects of spaceflight and irradiation on photosynthetic system of microalgae]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):437-41. Chinese.
    Chinese satellite results.

  28. Zhu M, Wu BY, Nie JL, Li YH.
    [Effects of simulated weightlessness on cellular morphology and cell cycle of cell line HFE-145]
    Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2005 Dec;18(6):465-8. Chinese.

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