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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #992 25 March 2022 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By SpaceRef Editor
March 25, 2022
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SPACELINE Current Awareness Lists are distributed via listserv and are available on the NASA Task Book website at Please send any correspondence to Shawna Byrd, SPACELINE Current Awareness Senior Editor,
Call for articles to cite in the weekly lists: Authors at NASA Centers and NASA PIs—do you have an article that has recently published or will publish in the upcoming weeks within a peer-reviewed journal and is in the scope of space life sciences? If so, send it our way! Send your article to the email address mentioned above. Articles received by Wednesday will appear within that week’s list—articles received after Wednesday will appear the following week.
Papers deriving from NASA support:
Scott JM, Stoudemire J, Dolan L, Downs M.
Leveraging spaceflight to advance cardiovascular research on Earth.
Circ Res. 2022 Mar 17;130(6):942-57. Review.
Note: From the abstract: “In this review, we provide a historical overview of research evaluating the effects of spaceflight on cardiovascular health in astronauts and outline mechanisms underpinning spaceflight-related cardiovascular alterations.”
Journal Impact Factor: 17.37
Funding: “This work is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Research Program, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Support Grant/Core Grant (P30 CA008748), and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R37CA248665 (J.M. Scott). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
Tays GD, McGregor HR, Lee JK, Beltran N, Kofman IS, De Dios YE, Mulder E, Bloomberg JJ, Mulavara AP, Wood SJ, Seidler RD.
The effects of 30 minutes of artificial gravity on cognitive and sensorimotor performance in a spaceflight analog environment.
Front Neural Circuits. 2022 Mar 2;16:784280.
PI: R.D. Seidler
Note: Head-down tilt bedrest and short-arm human centrifuge results. This article is part of Research Topic “Brains in Space: Effects of Spaceflight on the Human Brain and Behavior” ( The Research Topic also includes articles from previous Current Awareness Lists #956; #967; #969; #973; #975,, and; #976; #977; #979; #982; #985; #987; #988; and #991 This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: 3.492
Funding: “This work was supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA 80NSSC18K0783) to RS, AM, SW, and JB. During the completion of this work GT was supported by the University of Florida’s (UF) Graduate Student Funding Award and by NIH T32-NS082128. HM was supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship and a NASA Human Research Program Augmentation Grant.”
Mehta A, Vasquez N, Ayers CR, Patel J, Hooda A, Khera A, Blumenthal RS, Shapiro MD, Rodriguez CJ, Tsai MY, Sperling LS, Virani SS, Blaha MJ, Joshi PH.
Independent association of lipoprotein(a) and coronary artery calcification with atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Mar 1;79(8):757-68.
Note: An article below in the “Other” section by S. Tsimikas is an editorial comment to this article.
Journal Impact Factor: 24.094
Funding: “…Dr. Joshi has received grant support from the American Heart Association, NASA, and Novo Nordisk; has received consulting income from Bayer and Regeneron; owns equity in G3 Therapeutics; and has served as a site investigator with all funds to the institution from GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, and Novartis.”
Lam CW, Castranova V, Zeidler-Erdely PC, Renne R, Hunter R, McCluskey R, Scully RR, Wallace WT, Zhang Y, Ryder VE, Cooper B, McKay D, McClellan RO, Driscoll KE, Gardner DE, Barger M, Meighan T, James JT.
Comparative pulmonary toxicities of lunar dusts and terrestrial dusts (TiO2 & SiO2) in rats and an assessment of the impact of particle-generated oxidants on the dusts’ toxicities.
Inhal Toxicol. 2022 Mar 16;1-17. Online ahead of print.
PI: C.W. Lam
Journal Impact Factor: 2.300
Funding: “This lunar dust ITI toxicity study and the follow-up LD Inhalation toxicity study (Lam et al., 2013) were the two major parts of the multi-year project funded by the NASA Human Research Program Grant through NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Wyle Bioastronautics Contract #NAS9-02078.”
Sanchez ZAC, Vijayananda V, Virassammy DM, Rosenfeld L, Ramasubramanian AK.
The interaction of vortical flows with red cells in venous valve mimics.
Biomicrofluidics. 2022 Mar 3;16(2):024103.
PI: A.K. Ramasubramanian
Journal Impact Factor: 2.800
Funding: “The authors acknowledge the financial support from NASA (No. 80NSSC21K0272), National Science Foundation (NSF) (No. 1727072), and volunteer blood donors, and technical assistance from Dr. Alfred Renaldo at MPEL, SJSU.”
Ronaldson-Bouchard K, Baldassarri I, Naveed Tavakol D, Graney PL, Samaritano M, Cimetta E, Vunjak-Novakovic G.
Engineering complexity in human tissue models of cancer.
Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2022 May;184:114181. Review.
PI: G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Journal Impact Factor: 15.470
Funding: “Studies described in this review are funded by NIH (grants R01 CA249799, UH3 EB025765 and P41 EB027062 to GVN), NASA (grant NNX16AO69A to GVN), NSF (Graduate Research Fellowship DGE1644869 to DNT) and ASPR-BARDA (grant 75A50121C00017 to GVN). European Research Council (ERC StG-UERI17, to EC).”
Brown TM, Brainard GC, Cajochen C, Czeisler CA, Hanifin JP, Lockley SW, Lucas RJ, Münch M, O’Hagan JB, Peirson SN, Price LLA, Roenneberg T, Schlangen LJM, Skene DJ, Spitschan M, Vetter C, Zee PC, Wright KP Jr.
Recommendations for daytime, evening, and nighttime indoor light exposure to best support physiology, sleep, and wakefulness in healthy adults.
PLoS Biol. 2022 Mar 17;20(3):e3001571.
PI: G.C. Brainard
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Journal Impact Factor: Not available for this journal
Funding: “GCB was supported, in part, by DOE grant DE- EE0008207, NAS Award #HR 05-23 UNIT 905; NASA grant NNX15AC14G; the NSF ERC LESA Center; BIOS, Toshiba Material science, The Nova Institute (The Institute for Integrative Health) and the Philadelphia Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society. …CAC reports grants to BWH from FAA, NHLBI, NIA, NIOSH, NASA, and DOD…JPH was supported, in part, by DOE grant DE- EE0008207, NAS Award #HR 05-23 UNIT 905; NASA grant NNX15AC14G…”
Other papers of interest:
Hessel V, Liang S, Tran NN, Escribà-Gelonch M, Zeckovic O, Knowling M, Rebrov E, This H, Westra S, Fisk I, Gilliham M, Burgess A.
Eustress in space: Opportunities for plant stressors beyond the Earth ecosystem.
Front Astron Space Sci. 2022 Mar 8;9:841211. Review.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Moussa MS, Goldsmith M, Komarova SV.
Craniofacial bones and teeth in spacefarers: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
JDR Clin Trans Res. 2022 Mar 20;23800844221084985. Online ahead of print.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Li W, Li R, Xie X, Chang Y.
Evaluating mental workload during multitasking in simulated flight.
Brain Behav. 2022 Mar 15;e32489. Online ahead of print.
Note: NASA Task Load Index assessment. From the abstract: “Pilots must process multiple streams of information simultaneously. Mental workload is one of the main issues in man–machine interactive mode when dealing with multiple tasks. This study aimed to combine functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electrocardiogram (ECG) to detect changes in mental workload during multitasking in a simulated flight.” This article may be obtained online without charge.
Oluwafemi FA, Neduncheran A.
Analog and simulated microgravity platforms for life sciences research: Their individual capacities, benefits and limitations.
Adv Space Res. 2022 Apr 1;69(7):2921-9.
De B, Fu S, Chen YS, Das P, Ku K, Maroongroge S, Woodhouse KD, Hoffman KE, Nguyen QN, Reed VK, Chen AB, Koong AC, Smith BD, Smith GL.
Patient, physician, and policy factors underlying variation in use of telemedicine for radiation oncology cancer care.
Cancer Med. 2022 Mar 16. Online ahead of print.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Guo Z, Buonanno M, Harken A, Zhou G, Hei TK.
Mitochondrial damage response and fate of normal cells exposed to FLASH irradiation with protons.
Radiat Res. 2022 Mar 15. Online ahead of print.
Yan Y, Fu J, Kowalchuk RO, Wright CM, Zhang R, Li X, Xu Y.
Exploration of radiation-induced lung injury, from mechanism to treatment: A narrative review.
Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2022 Feb;11(2):307-22. Review.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Shamraeva MA, Pekov SI, Bormotov DS, Levin RE, Larina IM, Nikolaev EN, Popov IA.
The lightweight spherical samplers for simplified collection, storage, and ambient ionization of drugs from saliva and blood.
Acta Astronaut. 2022 Mar 24. Online ahead of print.
Zeng X, Xie L, Ge Y, Zhou Y, Wang H, Chen Y, Zhu X, Liu H, Liao Q, Kong Y, Pan L, Li J, Xue L, Li S, Zhou X, Shi C, Sheng X.
Satellite cells are activated in a rat model of radiation-induced muscle fibrosis.
Radiat Res. 2022 Mar 16. Online ahead of print.
Jung SM, Kim WU.
Targeted immunotherapy for autoimmune disease.
Immune Netw. 2022 Feb 17;22(1):e9. Review.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Custaud M-A, Vinogradova O, Gharib C, Delp M, Guerrero F, Murphy RP.
Editorial: Cardio-vascular dysfunction and physiological manifestations induced by environmental conditions.
Front Physiol. 2022 Mar 17;13:870917.
Note: This article is part of the Research Topic “Cardio-vascular Dysfunction and Physiological Manifestations Induced by Environmental Conditions, Volume II” ( The Research Topic also includes articles from previous Current Awareness Lists #959; #976,,; and #982 This article may be obtained online without charge.
Larsen LH, Lauritzen MH, Sinkjaer M, Kjaer TW.
The effect of wearable tracking devices on cardiorespiratory fitness among inactive adults: Crossover study.
JMIR Cardio. 2022 Mar 15;6(1):e31501.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Mason IC, Grimaldi D, Reid KJ, Warlick CD, Malkani RG, Abbott SM, Zee PC.
Light exposure during sleep impairs cardiometabolic function.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2022 Mar 22;119(12):e2113290119.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Tsimikas S.
Lipoprotein(a) and coronary calcium: Clinical management and potential design of primary prevention trials.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Mar 1;79(8):769-71.
Note: This article is an editorial comment to an article (Mehta et al.) in the “NASA” section above.
Sugimoto T, Imai S, Yoshikawa M, Fujisato T, Hashimoto T, Nakamura T.
Mechanical unloading in 3D-engineered muscle leads to muscle atrophy by suppressing protein synthesis.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2022 Mar 17. Online ahead of print.
Leblanc Latour M, Pelling AE.
Mechanosensitive osteogenesis on native cellulose scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
J Biomech. 2022 Apr;135:111030.
Mushtaq S.
The immunogenetics of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2022 Mar 15;1367:397-409.
Cheng Q, Lu C, Qian R.
The circadian clock regulates metabolic responses to physical exercise.
Chronobiol Int. 2022 Mar 14;1-11. Online ahead of print.
Smith TJ, Wilson M, Whitney C, Fagnant H, Neumeier WH, Smith C, Heaton KJ, Cho E, Spielmann G, Walsh NP, Karl JP.
Supplemental protein and a multi-nutrient beverage speed wound healing following acute sleep restriction in healthy adults.
J Nutr. 2022 Mar 14;nxac064. Online ahead of print.
Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
Green ES, Williams ER, Feito Y, Jenkins NT.
Physiological and anthropometric differences among endurance, strength and high-intensity functional training participants: A cross-sectional study.
Res Q Exerc Sport. 2022 Mar 18;1-12. Online ahead of print.
Note: From the abstract: “We compared aerobic capacity (VO2max), mitochondrial capacity (mVO2), anaerobic power, strength, and muscle endurance in healthy, active men from strength (STR), endurance (END) and high-intensity functional training (HIFT) backgrounds.”

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