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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #772 3 November 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
November 3, 2017
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Papers deriving from NASA support:


Reschke MF, Good EF, Clément GR.

Neurovestibular symptoms in astronauts immediately after Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.

OTO Open. 2017 Oct 23;1(4):2473974X17738767.

M.F. Reschke

Shuttle and ISS results. This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal

“National Aeronautics and Space Administration, study design and
conduct; collection,
analysis, and interpretation of the data; and writing or approval of
the manuscript.” This publication captures results from the Extended
Duration Orbiter Medical Project (1989 to 1996) and Field Test.



Schubert MC, Stitz J, Cohen HS, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Mulavara AP, Peters BT, Bloomberg JJ.

Prototype tests of vertical and torsional alignment nulling for screening vestibular function.

J Vestib Res. 2017;27(2-3):173-6.

PIs: J.J. Bloomberg, A.P. Mulavara

Journal Impact Factor:

by NIH grant 2R01Dc009031 (HSC), a grant to from the National Space
Biomedical Research Institute through NASA NCC 9-58 (APM, JJB), DOD
grant W81XWH-15-1-0442 (MCS), and
a fellowship from the Austria Marshall Plan Foundation (JS).”



Phillips AJK, Klerman EB, Butler JP.

Modeling the adenosine system as a modulator of cognitive performance and sleep patterns during sleep restriction and recovery.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Oct 26;13(10):e1005759.

PIs: E.B. Klerman; A.J. Phillips, NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

This article may be obtained online without charge.

Journal Impact Factor:

“This work was supported by the National Space Biomedical Research
Institute through
NASA NCC 9-58 to AJKP (PF02101 and HFP01701) and EBK (HFP01604 and
HFP02802); the National Institutes of Health to AJKP (K99HL119618,
R00HL119618) and EBK (P01-AG009975, RC2-HL101340, R01HL114088,
K02-HD045459, and K24-HL105664), and the Air Force Office of
Scientific Research to EBK (FA9550-06-0080/O5NL132).”



Greenstone AF.

Ethics and public integrity in space exploration.

Acta Astronaut. 2017 Oct 26. [Article in Press]

Journal Impact Factor: 1.536

Funding: No funding cited. A.F. Greenstone is affiliated with NASA Headquarters.




Other papers of interest:



Zhuravleva OA, Markin AA, Koloteva MI, Loginov VI.

Metabolic features of cosmonauts after ballistic descent from the Earth orbit.

Hum Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;43(5):569-77.

ISS results. Originally published in Russian in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2017;43(5):94–103.



Ahn SJ, Gu T, Koh J, Rice KC.

Remodeling of the
Streptococcus mutans proteome in response to LrgAB and external stresses.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 25;7(1):14063.        

This article may be obtained online without charge.



K, Rettberg P, Pukall R, Auerbach A, Wink L, Barczyk S, Perras A,
Mahnert A, Margheritis D, Kminek G, Moissl-Eichinger C.

Microbial biodiversity assessment of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2016 mission.

Microbiome. 2017 Oct 25;5(1):143.

From the abstract: “In this study, we performed microbiological surveys
of the cleanroom
facilities and the spacecraft hardware before and during the assembly,
integration and testing (AIT) activities.” This article may be obtained
online without charge.



Hughson RL, Helm A, Durante M.

Heart in space: Effect of the extraterrestrial environment on the cardiovascular system.

Nat Rev Cardiol. 2017 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] Review.



Raffai G, Csekő C, Nádasy G, Kocsis L, Dézsi L, Hunyor SN, Monos E.

Environmental stress and vestibular inputs modulate cardiovascular responses to orthostasis in hypertensive rats.

Hypertens Res. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Tilt cages were used for 45° head-up and head-down tilt.



Valente M, Javorka M, Turianikova Z, Czippelova B, Krohova J, Nollo G, Faes L.

Cardiovascular and respiratory variability during orthostatic and mental stress: A comparison of entropy estimators.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul;2017:3481-4.

Supine position and head-up tilt were used.



Tagawa Y, Yamamoto N, Omoto M, Matsuse H, Shiba N.

Simulation of oxygen uptake and leg joint reaction force during ergometer exercise under altered gravity.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul;2017:1901-4.

Note: The study was conducted with ergometer exercise models  using the AnyBody (ver.6.0,
AnyBody Technology A/S, Denmark) human musculoskeletal modeling system.



V, Franceries X, Afonso AS, Ayala A, Eche B, Ginibrière D,
Gauquelin-Koch G, Bardiès M, Lacoste-Collin L, Courtade-Saïdi M.

innovative in vitro device providing continuous low doses of γ-rays
mimicking exposure to the space environment: A dosimetric study.

Life Sci Space Res. 2017 Oct 31. [Article in Press]



Saenko IV, Kremneva EI, Glebova OV, Konovalov RN, Chernikova LA, Kozlovskaya IB.

New approaches in the rehabilitation of patients with central nervous system lesions based on the gravitational mechanisms.

Hum Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;43(5):591-600. Review.

Note: Studies using dry immersion and head-down tilt bed rest are reviewed. Originally published
in Russian in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2017;43(5):118–128.



Hilberg R, Gollhofer A, Bock O, Manzey D.

Sensory Motor and Behavioral Research in Space.

Chaum, Switzerland: Springer International, 2017. 98 p.

include Posture and Locomotion, Spatially Oriented Behaviour, Cognitive
and Psychomotor Performance, and Impact of Micro- and Hypergravity in
Neurovestibular Issues of Fish.



Kornilova LN, Naumov IA, Glukhikh DO, Ekimovskiy GA, Pavlova AS, Khabarova VV, Smirnov YI, Yarmanova EN.

Vestibular function and space motion sickness.

Hum Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;43(5):557-68.

Originally published in Russian in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2017;43(5):80–93.



Wang L, Cao Y, Tan C, Zhao Q, He S, Niu D, Tang G, Zou P, Xing L.

Uncoupling VOR and vestibuloautonomic retention to Coriolis acceleration training in student pilots and control subjects.

J Vestib Res. 2017;27(2-3):103-12.

Note: A rotary chair was used.



zu Eulenburg P, Ruehl RM, Runge P, Dieterich M.

Aging-related changes in the cortical processing of otolith information in humans.

Eur J Neurosci. 2017 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]



Pereira LAR, Pina GO, Silveira CES, Gomes SM, Toledo JL, Borghetti F.

Effects of
Eugenia dysenterica L. extracts on roots and gravitropism of Sesamum indicum L. and
Raphanus sativus L.

Allelopathy J. 2017 Sep;42(1):3-20.



Takemura K, Watanabe R, Kameishi R, Sakaguchi N, Kamachi H, Kume A, Karahara I, Hanba YT, Fujita T.

Hypergravity of 10g changes plant growth, anatomy, chloroplast size, and photosynthesis in the moss
Physcomitrella patens.

Microgravity Sci Technol. 2017 Oct 27. [Article in Press]

Centrifugation was used.



Watkins J, Chapman JM, Muday GK.

Abscisic acid-induced reactive oxygen species are modulated by flavonols to control stomata aperture.

Plant Physiol. 2017 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.



Abbott EF, Thompson W, Pandian TK, Zendejas B, Farley DR, Cook DA.

Personalized video feedback and repeated task practice improve laparoscopic knot-tying skills: Two controlled trials.

Med. 2017 Nov;92(11S):S26-S32. (Association of American Medical
Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceedings of the 56th Annual Research in
Medical Education Sessions)

Note: The NASA Task Load Index was used.


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