Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 28 August 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
October 26, 2009
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  1. Harber MP, Konopka AR, Douglass MD, Minchev K, Kamisky LA, Trappe TA, Trappe SW. Aerobic exercise training improves whole muscle and single myofiber size and function in older women. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.W. Trappe)
  2. Asada-Kamiguchi J, Tabata T, Popovic ZB, Greenberg NL, Kim YJ, Garcia MJ, Wallick DW, Mowrey KA, Zhuang S, Zhang Y, Mazgalev TN, Thomas JD, Grimm RA. Non-invasive assessment of left-ventricular relaxation during atrial fibrillation using mitral flow propagation velocity. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J.D. Thomas)
  3. Moore GS, Wong SC, Darquenne C, Neuman TS, West JB, Prisk GK. Ventilation-perfusion inequality in the human lung is not increased following no-decompression-stop hyperbaric exposure. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] (PIs: J.B. West, G.K. Prisk) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  4. Vora T, Hottes AK, Tavazoie S. Protein occupancy landscape of a bacterial genome. Mol Cell. 2009 Jul 31;35(2):247-53. (PI: T. Vora, NASA Graduate Student Researcher Program)
  5. Luce-Fedrow A, Von Ohlen T, Chapes SK. Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections in Drosophila melanogaster. Infect Immun. 2009 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: S.K. Chapes)
  6. Massa GD, Kim HH, Wheeler RM, Mitchell CA. Plant productivity in response to LED lighting. Hortscience. 2008 Dec;43(7):1951-6. (PI: C.A. Mitchell/NSCORT) Note: This paper is part of a special “Workshop” section on the use of LEDs in plant growth. The section is introduced by Ray Wheeler of NASA KSC. The cover of the journal includes some photographs taken at KSC.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Gueguinou N, Huin-Schohn C, Bascove M, Bueb JL, Tschirhart E, Legrand-Frossi C, Frippiat JP. Could spaceflight-associated immune system weakening preclude the expansion of human presence beyond Earth’s orbit? J Leukoc Biol. 2009 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article, a review of this topic, may be obtained online without charge.
  2. Ferreira R, Vitorino R, Neuparth MJ, Appell HJ, Duarte JA, Amado F. Proteolysis activation and proteome alterations in murine skeletal muscle submitted to 1 week of hindlimb suspension. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. McCarthy JJ, Esser KA, Peterson CA, Dupont-Versteegden EE. Evidence of MyomiR network regulation of {beta}-myosin heavy chain gene expression during skeletal muscle atrophy. Physiol Genomics. 2009 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Utz JC, Nelson S, O’Toole BJ, van Breukelen F. Bone strength is maintained after 8 months of inactivity in hibernating golden-mantled ground squirrels, Spermophilus lateralis. J Exp Biol. 2009 Sep;212(Pt 17):2746-52. Note: An “Inside JEB” comment on this article, available without charge, includes a cartoon of two squirrels (open the pdf for a larger view).
  5. Hu S, Zhou P, Jiang S, He M, Fu Q, Yang J, Gao X. [Effect of a Chinese herbal prescription on femur calcium deposition in rats under simulated weightlessness: By using 41Ca tracing-accelerator mass spectrometry analysis] Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2009 May;34(9):1129-32. Chinese.
  6. Han WQ, Hu WD, Dong MQ, Fu ZJ, Wen ZH, Cheng HW, Ma J, Ma RS. Cerebral hemodynamics and brain functional activity during lower body negative pressure. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Aug;80(8):698-702.
  7. Hoyt RE, Lawson BD, McGee HA, Strompolis ML, McClellan MA. Modafinil as a potential motion sickness countermeasure. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Aug;80(8):709-15.
  8. Newman DG, Callister R. Flying experience and cardiovascular response to rapid head-up tilt in fighter pilots. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Aug;80(8):723-6.
  9. Howle LE, Weber PW, Vann RD, Campbell MC. Marginal decompression sickness events: Their relation to decompression and use in DCS models. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Xie Y, Zhang H, Hao JF, Qiu R. Effect of N-acetylcysteine on (12)C(6+) ion irradiation-induced lymphocytes DNA damages and immunity changes in mice. J Radiat Res (Tokyo). 2009 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  11. Zhang Y, Zhou J, Baldwin J, Held KD, Prise KM, Redmond RW, Liber HL. Ionizing radiation-induced bystander mutagenesis and adaptation: Quantitative and temporal aspects. Mutat Res. 2009 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Chausov VN, Boreiko AV, Krasavin EA, Mozhaeva AV, Ravnachka II, Tiunchik SI, Tronov VA. [The regularities of the induction of DNA double strand breaks and DNA repair in human lymphocytes after irradiation by accelerated heavy ions with different energy] Radiats Biol Radioecol. 2009 Jan-Feb;49(1):72-6. Russian.
  13. Paillard A, Denise P, Barraud PA, Roux A, Cian C. The elevator illusion results from the combination of body orientation and egocentric perception. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Hypergravity was used.
  14. Kornilova LN, Naumov IA, Azarov KA, Temnikova VV, Sagalovich SV, Dotsenko VI, Sliva SS, Solov’eva AD. [A computerized method for the combined evaluation of otoneurological and non-pharmacological correction of vestibulo-sensory and oculomotor disturbances] Vestn Otorinolaringol. 2009;(1):28-33. Russian. Note: A new hardware/software device was tested during pre- and postflight observation of cosmonauts.
  15. Brix O, Gruener R, Ronnestad I, Gemballa S. Whether depositing fat or losing weight, fish maintain a balance. Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Brierley SM. Molecular basis of mechanosensitivity. Auton Neurosci. 2009 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Tsunozaki M, Bautista DM. Mammalian somatosensory mechanotransduction. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2009 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Laukova A, Michlovicova G. Enterococci isolated from Japanese quails exposed to microgravity conditions and stability of their properties. Acta Vet Brno. 2009 Jun;78(2):253-8. Note: The analyzed bacteria were isolated 18 years ago from quails flown on Mir in 1990 and stored freeze-dried since then. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  19. Almasiova V, Cigankova V, Holovska K, Lenhardt L, Skrobanek P, Massanyi P, Zibrin M. Effect of hypodynamy on structure and alkaline phosphatase activity of kidney in Japanese quails. Acta Vet Brno. 2008 Sep;77(3):313-20. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  20. Russell AP, Higham TE. A new angle on clinging in geckos: Incline, not substrate, triggers the deployment of the adhesive system. Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Gravity plays a role.
  21. Grun B, Benjamin E, Sinclair J, Timms JF, Jacobs IJ, Gayther SA, Dafou D. Three-dimensional in vitro cell biology models of ovarian and endometrial cancer. Cell Prolif. 2009 Apr;42(2):219-28. Epub 2009 Feb 16.
  22. Hou Y, Song C, Xie WJ, Wei Z, Huang RP, Liu W, Zhang ZL, Shi YB. Excellent effect of three-dimensional culture condition on pancreatic islets. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]

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