Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #600 30 May 2014

By SpaceRef Editor
May 31, 2014
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Papers deriving from NASA support:


De Witt JK, Ploutz-Snyder LL.

Ground reaction forces during treadmill running in microgravity.

J Biomech. 2014 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: ISS results.

(PI: J.K. De Witt)


Khokhlova TD, Wang YN, Simon JC, Cunitz BW, Starr F, Paun M, Crum LA, Bailey MR, Khokhlova VA.

Ultrasound-guided tissue fractionation by high intensity focused ultrasound in an in vivo porcine liver model.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: L.A. Crum)


Raber J, Rudobeck E, Campbell-Beachler M, Allen AR, Allen B, Rosi S, Nelson GA, Ramachandran S, Turner J, Fike JR, Vlkolinsky R.

(28)Silicon radiation-induced enhancement of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus of naïve and cognitively tested mice.

Radiat Res. 2014 Apr;181(4):362-8. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

(PIs: G.A.Nelson/J. Raber/A.R. Allen/J.R. Fike/R. Vlkolinsky/NSCOR)


Rudobeck E, Nelson GA, Sokolova IV, Vlkolinsky R.

(28)Silicon radiation impairs neuronal output in CA1 neurons of mouse ventral hippocampus without altering dendritic excitability.

Radiat Res. 2014 Apr;181(4):407-15. Epub 2014 Mar 13.

(PIs: G.A. Nelson/R. Vlkolinsky/NSCOR)


Lin L, Solberg TD, Carabe A, McDonough JE, Diffenderfer E, Sanzari JK, Kennedy AR, Cengel K.

Pencil beam scanning dosimetry for large animal irradiation.

J Radiat Res. 2014 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: A.R. Kennedy/K. Cengel/Center of Acute Radiation Research)

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Oman CM, Cullen KE.

Brainstem processing of vestibular sensory exafference: Implications for motion sickness etiology.

Exp Brain Res. 2014 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

(PI: C.M. Oman)


Elsaesser A, Quinn RC, Ehrenfreund P, Mattioda A, Ricco AJ, Alonzo J, Breitenbach A, Chan YK, Fresneau A, Salama F, Santos O.

Organics exposure in orbit (OREOcube): A next-generation space exposure platform.

NOTE: Future ISS experiment.


Aydinoglu AU, Suomela T, Malone J.

Data management in astrobiology: Challenges and opportunities for an interdisciplinary community.

Other papers of interest:


Malamud-Kessler C, Bruno E, Chiquete E, Senties-Madrid H, Campos-Sanchez M.

Pathophysiology of neurally-mediated syncope.


Stevenson AT, Scott JP, Chiesa S, Sin D, Coates G, Bagshaw M, Harridge S.

Blood pressure, vascular resistance, and  +Gz tolerance during repeated +Gz exposures.

Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 May;85(5):536-42.


Cheng JH, Zhang LF, Gao F, Bai YG, Boscolo M, Huang XF, Zhang X.

Mechanics and composition of middle cerebral arteries from simulated microgravity rats with and without 1-h/d -Gx gravitation.

PLoS One. 2014 May 19;9(5):e97737.

NOTE: Tail suspension study. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Zhang P, Li W, Liu H, Li J, Wang J, Li Y, Chen X, Yang Z, Fan M.

Dystrophin involved in the susceptibility of slow muscles to hindlimb unloading via concomitant activation of TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling and ubiquitin-proteasome degradation in mice.

Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

NOTE: Hindlimb unloading study.


Sarukhanov V, Van Andel R, Treat MD, Utz JC, van Breukelen F.

A refined technique for sciatic denervation in a golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) model of disuse atrophy.

Lab Anim (NY). 2014 May 20;43(6):203-6.


Kovanda A, Rezen T, Rogelj B.

MicroRNA in skeletal muscle development, growth, atrophy, and disease.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2014 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]


Nowak A, Lochynski D, Pawlak M, Romanowski W, Krutki P.

High-magnitude whole-body vibration effects on bone resorption in adult rats.

Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 May;85(5):518-21.


Tatara AM, Lipner JH, Das R, Kim HM, Patel N, Ntouvali E, Silva MJ, Thomopoulos S.

The role of muscle loading on bone (re)modeling at the developing enthesis.

PLoS One. 2014 May 21;9(5):e97375.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Hum JM, Day RN, Bidwell JP, Wang Y, Pavalko FM.

Mechanical loading in osteocytes induces formation of a Src/Pyk2/MBD2 complex that suppresses anabolic gene expression.

PLoS One. 2014 May 19;9(5):e97942.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Madden RM, Han SK, Herzog W.

The effect of compressive loading magnitude on in situ chondrocyte calcium signaling.

Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2014 May 23. [Epub ahead of print]


Freyler K, Weltin E, Gollhofer A, Ritzmann R.

Improved postural control in response to a 4-week balance training with partially unloaded bodyweight.

Gait Posture. 2014 Apr 18. pii: S0966-6362(14)00477-9. [Epub ahead of print]


Colebatch JG, Dennis DL, Govender S, Chen P, Todd NP.

Recruitment properties and significance of short latency reflexes in neck and eye muscles evoked by brief lateral head accelerations.

Exp Brain Res. 2014 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]


Yu XJ, Thomassen JS, Dickman JD, Newlands SD, Angelaki DE.

Long-term deficits in motion detection thresholds and spike count variability after unilateral vestibular lesion.

J Neurophysiol. 2014 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]


Paillard AC, Quarck G, Denise P.

Sensorial countermeasures for vestibular spatial disorientation.

Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 May;85(5):563-7.


Nishimura T, Seno T, Motoi M, Watanuki S.

Illusory self-motion (vection) may be inhibited by hypobaric hypoxia.

Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 May;85(5):504-8.


Smirnova OA, Hu S, Cucinotta FA.

Dynamics of acutely irradiated skin epidermal epithelium in swine: Modeling studies.

Health Phys. 2014 Jul;107(1):47-59.


Jain V, Hassan PA, Das B.

Radiation induced conformational changes in chromatin structure in resting human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Int J Radiat Biol. 2014 May 21:1-30. [Epub ahead of print]


Van Oosterwyck H.

Computational mechanobiology: May the force be with you.

J Math Biol. 2014 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]


Garcia JR, Garcia AJ.

Cellular mechanotransduction: Sensing rigidity.

Nat Mater. 2014 Jun;13(6):539-40.

NOTE: This is part of a special focus issue on cell culture. Several articles highlight recent developments in cellular mechanobiology and materials for stem cell culture. Table of contents:


Prasad RM, Jin X, Nauli SM.

Sensing a sensor: Identifying the mechanosensory function of primary cilia.

Biosensors (Basel). 2014;4(1):47-62.

NOTE: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Anishkin A, Loukin SH, Teng J, Kung C.

Feeling the hidden mechanical forces in lipid bilayer is an original sense.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 21 [Epub ahead of print]


Committee to Evaluate the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and Similar Federal Agency Programs, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine.

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2013 Nov 14.

NOTE: From abstract: “This report also looks at the effectiveness of EPSCOR states in using awards to develop science engineering research and education, as well a science and engineering infrastructure within their state.” This article may be obtained online without charge.

SpaceRef staff editor.