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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #755 30 June 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
June 30, 2017
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Papers deriving from NASA support:



Clark TK, Young LR.

A case study of human roll tilt perception in hypogravity.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):682-7.

PIs: L.R. Young; T.K. Clark, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Note: Parabolic flight.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) through NASA NCC9-58.”



Dong B, Biswas S.

Analyzing breathing signals and swallow sequence locality for solid food intake monitoring.

J Med Biol Eng. 2016 Dec;36(6):765-75.

PI: S.W.J. Kozlowski

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.989

Funding: “This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant NNX13AM77G.”



Zeigler DR, Nicholson WL.

Experimental evolution of Bacillus subtilis

Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

PI: W.L. Nicholson

Journal Impact Factor: 5.395

Funding: “This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1349029 to D.R.Z. W.L.N. acknowledges past and ongoing support for this work from NASA, USDA, and the University of Florida.”



Taibbi G, Cromwell RL, Zanello SB, Yarbough PO, Ploutz-Snyder RJ, Godley BF, Vizzeri G.

Ophthalmological evaluation of integrated resistance and aerobic training during 70-day bed rest.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):633-40.

PI: R.L. Cromwell

Note: Head-down tilt bed rest study.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “Supported by NASA Flight Analogs Project 516724.03.04.01 and National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources 1UL1RR029876-01. Supported in part by an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX.”



Bulin SE, Mendoza ML, Richardson DR, Song KH, Solberg TD, Yun S, Eisch AJ.

Dentate gyrus neurogenesis ablation via cranial irradiation enhances morphine self-administration and locomotor sensitization.

Addict Biol. 2017 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

PI: A.J. Eisch

Journal Impact Factor: 4.603

Funding: “This work was supported by grants from the NIH/NIDA (DA016765, DA007290, DA023555) to AJE. SEB was a trainee on DA007290 and NASA grant NNX15AE09G (PI AJE).”



Blue RS, Bonato F, Seaton K, Bubka A, Vardiman JL, Mathers C, Castleberry TL, Vanderploeg JM.

The effects of training on anxiety and task performance in simulated suborbital spaceflight.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):641-50.

PI: J.M. Vanderploeg

Note: Centrifugation was used.

Journal Impact Factor: 0.933

Funding: “The authors acknowledge additional support from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) through NASA NCC 9-58.”



Other papers of interest:



Boruta T.

Uncovering the repertoire of fungal secondary metabolites: From Fleming’s lab to the International Space Station.

Bioengineered. 2017 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: Fungi growing in the Chernobyl accident area were sent to the International SpaceStation in June 2016.



Chen Y, Xu J, Yang C, Zhang H, Wu F, Chen J, Li K, Wang H, Li Y, Li Y, Dai Z.

Upregulation of miR-223 in the rat liver inhibits proliferation of hepatocytes under simulated microgravity.

Exp Mol Med. 2017 Jun 23;49(6):e348.

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



Seo Y, Gerhart HD, Stavres J, Fennell C, Draper S, Glickman EL.

Normobaric hypoxia and submaximal exercise effects on running memory and mood state in women.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):627-32.



D’Amour S, Bos JE, Keshavarz B.

The efficacy of airflow and seat vibration on reducing visually induced motion sickness.

Exp Brain Res. 2017 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]



Xu D, Verma A, Garg A, Bruner M, Fazel-Rezai R, Blaber AP, Tavakolian K.

Significant role of the cardio-postural interaction in blood pressure regulation during standing.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Jun 16:ajpheart.00836.2016. [Epub ahead of print]



Tee LF, Neoh HM, Then SM, Murad NA, Asillam MF, Hashim MH, Nathan S, Jamal R.

Effects of simulated microgravity on gene expression and biological phenotypes of a single generation Caenorhabditis elegans cultured on 2 different media. 

Life Sci Space Res. 2017 Nov;15:11-7. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Note: A Random Positioning Machine was used.



Gerlach DA, Marshall-Goebel K, Hasan KM, Kramer LA, Alperin N, Rittweger J.

MRI-derived diffusion parameters in the human optic nerve and its surrounding sheath during head-down tilt.

npj Microgravity. 2017 Jun 21;3(1):18.

Note: Head-down tilt study; lower body negative pressure was used.  This article may be obtained online without charge.



Kruse NT, Hughes WE, Ueda K, Casey DP.

Vasoconstrictor responsiveness in contracting human muscle: Influence of contraction frequency, contractile work, and metabolic rate.

Eur J Appl Physiol. 2017 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]



Zhang YR, Li YY, Wang JY, Wang HW, Wang HN, Kang XM, Xu WQ.

Synthesis and characterization of a rosmarinic acid derivative that targets mitochondria and protects against radiation-induced damage in vitro.

Radiat Res. 2017 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print]



Sletten TL, Ftouni S, Nicholas CL, Magee M, Grunstein RR, Ferguson S, Kennaway DJ, O’Brien D, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SMW.

Randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of a blue-enriched light intervention to improve alertness and performance in night shift workers.

Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]



Iversen MM, Christensen DA, Parker DL, Holman HA, Chen J, Frerck MJ, Rabbitt RD.

Low-intensity ultrasound activates vestibular otolith organs through acoustic radiation force.

J Acoust Soc Am. 2017 Jun;141(6):4209.



Chen N, Wu W, Ding R-Y, Han H, Wang H-N, Li B-W, Wang G.

[Morphological changes on cochlear hair cells of rats in simulated weightlessness and inboard noise].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2017 Jun 18;49(3):501-5. Chinese.

Note: Head-down tilt study.



Malmström EM, Fransson PA, Jaxmar Bruinen T, Facic S, Tjernstrom F.

Disturbed cervical proprioception affects perception of spatial orientation while in motion.

Exp Brain Res. 2017 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Beer JMA, Shender BS, Chauvin D, Dart TS, Fischer J.

Cognitive deterioration in moderate and severe hypobaric hypoxia conditions.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):617-26.



Nakajima Y, Nara Y, Kobayashi A, Sugita T, Miyazawa Y, Fujii N, Takahashi H.

Auxin transport and response requirements for root hydrotropism differ between plant species.

J Exp Bot. 2017 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print]



von Wangenheim D, Hauschild R, Fendrych M, Barone V, Benková E, Friml J.

Live tracking of moving samples in confocal microscopy for vertically grown roots.

Elife. 2017 Jun 19;6. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Berkovich YA, Konovalova IO, Smolyanina SO, Erokhin AN, Avercheva OV, Bassarskaya EM, Kochetova GV, Zhigalova TV, Yakovleva OS, Tarakanov IG.

LED crop illumination inside space greenhouses.

REACH. 2017 Jun 21. [Article in Press] Review.



Guo SS, Mao RX, Zhang LL, Tang YK, Li YH.

Progress and prospect of research on controlled ecological life support technique.

REACH. 2017 Jun;6:1-10. Review.



Kirkpatrick AW, McKee JL, McBeth PB, Ball CG, LaPorta A, Broderick T, Leslie T, King D, Wright Beatty HE, Keillor J, Tien H.

The Damage Control Surgery in Austere Environments Research Group (DCSAERG): A dynamic program to facilitate real-time telementoring/telediagnosis to address exsanguination in extreme and austere environments. 

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul;83(1 Suppl 1):S156-S63.



McLaughlin MF, Donoviel DB, Jones JA.

Novel indications for commonly used medications as radiation protectants in spaceflight.

Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 Jul;88(7):665-76. Review.


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