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NASA Spaceline 19 September 2008 Current Space Life Science Awareness

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October 23, 2008
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September 19, 2008 Current Awareness

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  1. Crucian BE, Stowe RP, Pierson DL, Sams CF.
    Immune system dysregulation following short- vs long-duration spaceflight.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Sep;79(9):835-43.
    (PI: R.P. Stowe)
    STS-114, STS-121, STS-115, STS-116, STS-118, and ISS Expeditions 11-14 results.
  2. Forth KE, Layne CS.
    Neuromuscular responses to mechanical foot stimulation: The influence of loading and postural context.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Sep;79(9):844-51.
  3. Moore ST, MacDougall HG, Lesceu X, Speyer JJ, Wuyts F, Clark JB.
    Head-eye coordination during simulated orbiter landing.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Sep;79(9):888-98.
    (PI: S.T. Moore)
  4. Dash RK, Li Y, Kim J, Beard DA, Saidel GM, Cabrera ME.
    Metabolic dynamics in skeletal muscle during acute reduction in blood flow and oxygen supply to mitochondria: in-silico studies using a multi-scale, top-down integrated model.
    PLoS ONE. 2008 Sep 9;3(9):e3168.
    (PI: M.E. Cabrera)
    This article may be obtained online without charge.
  5. Bennett P, Ishchenko AA, Laval J, Paap B, Sutherland BM.
    Endogenous DNA damage clusters in human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
    Free Radic Biol Med. 2008 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]
    (PIs: B.M. Sutherland, A.M. Gewirtz)
  6. Sheehan SE, Young LR, Jarchow T.
    The effect of head turn velocity on cross-coupled stimulation during centrifugation.
    J Vestib Res. 2008;18(1):1-14.
    (PI: L.R. Young)
  7. Garrick-Bethell I, Jarchow T, Hecht H, Young LR.
    Vestibular adaptation to centrifugation does not transfer across planes of head rotation.
    J Vestib Res. 2008;18(1):25-37.
    (PI: L.R. Young)
  8. Radisic M, Park H, Martens TP, Salazar-Lazaro JE, Geng W, Wang Y, Langer R, Freed LE, Vunjak-Novakovic G.
    Pre-treatment of synthetic elastomeric scaffolds by cardiac fibroblasts improves engineered heart tissue.
    J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Sep;86(3):713-24.
    (PI: L.E. Freed)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Maliszewska-Scislo M, Chen H, Augustyniak RA, Seth D, Rossi NF.
    Subfornical organ differentially modulates baroreflex function in normotensive and two-kidney, one-clip hypertensive rats.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Sep;295(3):R741-50. Epub 2008 Jul 2.
  2. Peng L, Wang H, Liu J, Shang Y, Bai J.
    [A method to evaluate femoral bone mass in rats with CT numbers]
    Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Apr;25(2):231-4. Chinese.
    The title, authors, and references for this paper are available in English at this site.
  3. Liu XQ, Chen HY, Tian XY, Setterberg RB, Li M, Jee WS.
    Alfacalcidol treatment increases bone mass from anticatabolic and anabolic effects on cancellous and cortical bone in intact female rats.
    J Bone Miner Metab. 2008;26(5):425-35. Epub 2008 Aug 30.
  4. Dumont N, Bouchard P, Frenette J.
    Neutrophil-induced skeletal muscle damage: A calculated and controlled response following hindlimb unloading and reloading.
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Santucci D, Francia N, Trincia V, Chiarotti F, Aloe L, Alleva E.
    A mouse model of neurobehavioural response to altered gravity conditions: An ontogenetical study.
    Behav Brain Res. 2008 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Guardiera S, Schneider S, Noppe A, Strüder HK.
    Motor performance and motor learning in sustained +3 Gz acceleration.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Sep;79(9):852-9.
  7. Eriksson L, von Hofsten C, Tribukait A, Eiken O, Andersson P, Hedström J.
    Visual flow scene effects on the somatogravic illusion in non-pilots.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Sep;79(9):860-6.
  8. Gianna-Poulin CC, Peterka RJ.
    Use of a visual guide to improve the quality of VOR responses evoked by high-velocity rotational stimuli.
    J Vestib Res. 2008;18(1):15-24.
  9. Creath R, Kiemel T, Horak F, Jeka JJ.
    The role of vestibular and somatosensory systems in intersegmental control of upright stance.
    J Vestib Res. 2008;18(1):39-49.
  10. Klier EM, Angelaki DE.
    Spatial updating and the maintenance of visual constancy.
    Neuroscience. 2008 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Foster RG, Roenneberg T.
    Human responses to the geophysical daily, annual and lunar cycles.
    Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 9;18(17):R784-94.
    This article, by a former PI, is part of a series of articles in this issue on the topic “The Biology of Time.” The issue can be found at the publisher’s site.
  12. Collin O, Na S, Chowdhury F, Hong M, Shin ME, Wang F, Wang N.
    Self-organized podosomes are dynamic mechanosensors.
    Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 9;18(17):1288-94. Epub 2008 Aug 28.
  13. Jönsson KI, Rabbow E, Schill RO, Harms-Ringdahl M, Rettberg P.
    Tardigrades survive exposure to space in low Earth orbit.
    Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 9;18(17):R729-31.
    Foton-M3 results.
  14. Laganà K, Moretti M, Dubini G, Raimondi MT.
    A new bioreactor for the controlled application of complex mechanical stimuli for cartilage tissue engineering.
    Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2008 Jul;222(5):705-15.

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