Status Report

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #681 15 January 2016

By SpaceRef Editor
January 15, 2016
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Papers deriving from NASA support:


Conkin J.

Equivalent air altitude and the alveolar gas equation.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Jan;87(1):61-4.

PI: J. Conkin

Journal Impact Factor: 0.875

Funding: “This work was made possible through a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cooperative Agreement (NNJ11HE31A) with the Universities Space Research Association.”


Goel R, Paloski WH.

Motor control performance during rapid voluntary movements of elbow and knee.

J Mot Behav. 2016 Jan 5:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: W.H. Paloski

Journal Impact Factor: 1.418

Funding: “This study was supported in part by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through NASA #102912 to Dr. William H. Paloski.”


Bershad EM, Anand A, DeSantis SM, Yang M, Tang RA, Calvillo E, Malkin-Gosdin L, Foroozan R, Damani R, Maldonado N, Gupta P, Tan B, Venkatasubba Rao CP, Suarez JI, Clark JB, Sutton JP, Donoviel D.

Clinical validation of a transcranial doppler based non-invasive ICP meter: A prospective cross-sectional study.

World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: E.M. Bershad

Journal Impact Factor: 2.878

Funding: “This study was funded by a grant from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute via NASA NCC9-58, and Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.”


Lejeune L, Prisk GK, Nonclercq A, Migeotte PF.

MRI-based aortic blood flow model in 3D ballistocardiography.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:7171-4.

PI: G.K. Prisk

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable

Funding: “G. K. Prisk is supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58.”


Oweis GF, Dunmire BL, Cunitz BW, Bailey MR.

Non-invasive measurement of the temperature rise in tissue surrounding a kidney stone subjected to ultrasonic propulsion.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:2576-9.

PI: M.R. Bailey

Journal Impact Factor: Not applicable

Funding: “Work is supported by NIH NIDDK grants DK043881and DK092197 and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58.”


Plante I.

Calculation of the second term of the exact Green’s function of the diffusion equation for diffusion-controlled chemical reactions.

Comput Phys Commun. 2016 Jan;198:41-6.

PI: S. Blattnig

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 3.112

Funding: “The ongoing financial support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Radiation Program Element (NASA contract number NAS9-02078) is gratefully acknowledged.”


Suman S, Kumar S, Moon BH, Strawn SJ, Thakor H, Fan Z, Shay JW, Fornace AJ Jr, Datta K.

Relative biological effectiveness of energetic heavy ions for intestinal tumorigenesis shows male preponderance and radiation type and energy dependence in APC mice.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]

PIs: K. Datta; A.J. Fornace Jr/J.W. Shay/K. Datta/NSCOR

Journal Impact Factor: 4.258

Funding: “Supported by NASA Grant# NNX13AD58G and NNX09AU95G.”


Willey JS, Bracey DN, Gallagher PE, Tallant EA, Wiggins WF, Callahan MF, Smith TL, Emory CL.

Angiotensin-(1-7) attenuates skeletal muscle fibrosis and stiffening in a mouse model of extremity sarcoma radiation therapy.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jan 6;98(1):48-55.

PI: J.S. Willey, NSBRI Career Advancement Award

Journal Impact Factor: 5.280

Funding: “This work was supported by grants from Golfers Against Cancer (C.L.E. and J.S.W.); the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation, with funding provided by Wright Medical (C.L.E.); the Randi B. Weiss Cancer Fund (P.E.G. and E.A.T.); and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute Career Advancement Award EO00008 through NASA NCC 9-58 (J.S.W.).”


Boerma M, Nelson GA, Sridharan V, Mao XW, Koturbash I, Hauer-Jensen M.

Space radiation and cardiovascular disease risk.

World J Cardiol. 2015 Dec 26;7(12):882-8. Review.

PIs: M. Boerma/G.A. Nelson/X.W. Mao/I. Koturbash/M. Hauer-Jensen/NSBRI Center for Research on Cardiac, Vascular, and Acute Effects of Space Radiation

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

Funding: “Supported by The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (RE03701) through NCC 9-58; and the National Institutes of Health (CA148679 and P20 GM109005).”


Other papers of interest:


Alekhova TA, Zakharchuk LM, Tatarinova NY, Kadnikov VV, Mardanov AV, Ravin NV, Skryabin KG.

Diversity of bacteria of the genus Bacillus on board of International Space Station.

Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2015 Nov;465(1):347-50. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Note: ISS results.


McCall C, Rostosky R, Wiard RM, Inan OT, Giovangrandi L, Cuttino CM, Kovacs GT.

Noninvasive pulse transit time measurement for arterial stiffness monitoring in microgravity.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:6429-32.

Note: Parabolic flight results.


Kotovskaya AR, Fomina GA, Salnikov AV.

[Change in the condition of lower limb veins in cosmonauts on long-duration missions].

Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2015;49(5):5-10. Russian.

Note: The specific spaceflight missions are not identified in the English abstract.


Marchi A, Bari V, De Maria B, Cerutti S, Heusser K, Tank J, Jordan J, Barbic F, Furlan R, Porta A.

Evaluation of the correlation between cardiac and sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity before orthostatic syncope.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:2063-6.


Gemignani J, Gheysens T, Summerer L.

Beyond astronaut’s capabilities: The current state of the art.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:3615-8.


Dang K, Li YZ, Gong LC, Xue W, Wang HP, Goswami N, Gao YF.

Stable atrogin-1 (Fbxo32) and MuRF1 (Trim63) gene expression is involved in the protective mechanism in soleus muscle of hibernating Daurian ground squirrels (Spermophilus dauricus).

Biol Open. 2016 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Hindlimb unloading study. This article may be obtained online without charge.


Kim YJ, Chung JS, Jang TY, Kim YH, Chin HS.

Hypergravity effects on the retina and intraocular pressure in mice.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Jan;87(1):13-7.

Note: Centrifugation was used.


Reggiani C.

Not all disuse protocols are equal: New insight into the signalling pathways to muscle atrophy.

J Physiol. 2015 Dec 15;593(24):5227-8.

Note: The author discusses bed rest, lower limb suspension, and lower limb immobilization as protocols for muscle disuse studies.


Malavaki CJ, Sakkas GK, Mitrou GI, Kalyva A, Stefanidis I, Myburgh KH, Karatzaferi C.

Skeletal muscle atrophy: disease-induced mechanisms may mask disuse atrophy.

J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2016 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Kawaishi Y, Domen K.

The relationship between dynamic balancing ability and posture-related modulation of the soleus H-reflex.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2015 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]


Komorowski M, Fleming S, Kirkpatrick AW.

Fundamentals of anesthesiology for spaceflight.

J Cardiothor Vasc Anesth. 2015. Epub 2015 Dec 24.

Note: The authors review human adaptation to the space environment and discuss challenges associated with anesthesia procedures in space or another planetary surface.


Vuolo M, Giraudo M, Musenich R, Calvelli V, Ambroglini F, Burger WJ, Battiston R.

Monte Carlo simulations for the space radiation superconducting shield project (SR2S).

Life Sci Space Res. 2016 Jan 8. [Article in Press]


Ivanov AA, Molokanov AG, Shurshakov VA, Bulynina TM, Liakhova KN, Severiukhin YS, Abrosimova AN, Ushakov IB.

[Modification of the proton beam physical parameters and radiobiological characteristics by elements of spacecraft radiation protection].

Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2015;49(5):36-42. Russian.


Malle C, Bourrilhon C, Quinette P, Laisney M, Eustache F, Pirard C.

Physiological and cognitive effects of acute normobaric hypoxia and modulations from oxygen breathing.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Jan;87(1):3-12.


Laurie-Rose C, Frey MC, Sibata E, Zamary A.

Effects of memory load and test position on short-duration sustained attention tasks.

Am J Psychol. 2015 Winter;128(4):445-58.

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.


Borghini G, Aric P, Di Flumeri G, Salinari S, Colosimo A, Bonelli S, Napoletano L, Ferreira A, Babiloni F.

Avionic technology testing by using a cognitive neurometric index: A study with professional helicopter pilots.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:6182-5.

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.


Bezerianos A, Yu S, Yu C, Kian Fong W, Taya F, Arico P, Borghini G, Babiloni F, Thakor N.

Cooperation driven coherence: Brains working hard together.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:4696-9.

Note: NASA Multi-Attribute Task Battery (MATB-II) was used.


Bademkiran F, Uludag B, Guler A, Celebisoy N.

The effects of the cerebral, cerebellar and vestibular systems on the head stabilization reflex.

Neurol Sci. 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]


Kobayashi N, Iinuma R, Suzuki Y, Shimada T, Ishikawa M.

Using bio-signals to evaluate multi discomfort in image viewing – Balancing visually induced motion sickness and field of view.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:6198-201.


Golding JF, Gresty MA.

Biodynamic hypothesis for the frequency tuning of motion sickness.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016 Jan;87(1):65-8.


Boccaccio A, Uva AE, Fiorentino M, Lamberti L, Monno G.

A mechanobiology-based algorithm to optimize the microstructure geometry of bone tissue scaffolds.

Int J Biol Sci. 2016 Jan 1;12(1):1-17.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.


Yang U, Wang Y.

[Application and advance of microalgae in bioregenerative life support system: A review].

Space Med Med Eng. 2015;2015(5):384-90. Review. Chinese.


Zhu X, Liu J, Sun H.

[Numerical simulation method of air distribution in cabin of space station].

Space Med Med Eng. 2015;2015(5):377-83. Chinese.


Wang X, Wang Z, Li H, Yan Q, Wang C.

[Prediction of EVA spacesuit’s influence on human arm strength capability based on biomechanics].

Space Med Med Eng. 2015;2015(5):319-25. Chinese.


Luo S, Li Q, Liu S, Pinas NM, Tian H, Wang S.

Constitutive Expression of OsIAA9 affects starch granules accumulation and root gravitropic response in Arabidopsis.

Front Plant Sci. 2015 Dec 22;6:1156.

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

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