February 13, 2004 Current Awareness

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Calton JL, Stackman RW, Goodridge JP, Archey WB, Dudchenko PA, Taube JS.
Hippocampal place cell instability after lesions of the head direction cell
J Neurosci. 2003 Oct 29;23(30):9719-31.
(PI: C.M. Oman/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Taube JS, Bassett JP.
Persistent neural activity in head direction cells.
Cereb Cortex. 2003 Nov;13(11):1162-72. Review.
(PI: C.M. Oman/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Shimozaki SS, Eckstein MP, Abbey CK.
Comparison of two weighted integration models for the cueing task: linear and
J Vis. 2003;3(3):209-29.
(PI: M.P. Eckstein/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Tesch PA, Ekberg A, Lindquist DM, Trieschmann JT.
Muscle hypertrophy following 5-week resistance training using a
non-gravity-dependent exercise system.
Acta Physiol Scand. 2004 Jan;180(1):89-98.
(PI: P.A. Tesch/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Kennedy AR, Ware JH, Guan J, Donahue JJ, Biaglow JE, Zhou Z, Stewart J,
Vazquez M, Wan XS.

Selenomethionine protects against adverse biological effects induced by space
Free Radic Biol Med. 2004 Jan 15;36(2):259-66.
(PIs: A.R. Kennedy and M. Vazquez/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Wei LX, Zhou JN, Roberts AI, Shi YF.
Lymphocyte reduction induced by hindlimb unloading: distinct mechanisms in the
spleen and thymus.
Cell Res. 2003 Dec;13(6):465-71.
(PI: Y.F. Shi/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Usyk TP, McCulloch AD.
Electromechanical model of cardiac resynchronization in the dilated failing
heart with left bundle branch block.
J Electrocardiol. 2003;36 Suppl:57-61.
(PI: A.D. McCulloch/Biomedical Research and Countermeasures)

Dickman JD, Huss D, Lowe M.
Morphometry of otoconia in the utricle and saccule of developing Japanese
Hear Res. 2004 Feb;188(1-2):89-103.
(PI: J.D. Dickman/Fundamental Space Biology)

Wang B, Sullivan KM, Beckingham K.
Drosophila calmodulin mutants with specific defects in the musculature or in
the nervous system.
Genetics. 2003 Nov;165(3):1255-68.
(PI: K. Beckingham and L.V. McIntire: NSCORT in Gravitational Biology/Fundamental Space Biology)

Dickinson DN, La Duc MT, Haskins WE, Gornushkin I, Winefordner JD, Powell
DH, Venkateswaran K.

Species differentiation of a diverse suite of Bacillus spores by mass
spectrometry-based protein profiling.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Jan;70(1):475-82.
(PIs: D.N. Dickinson: Graduate Student Researchers Program; K. Venkateswaran/Advanced Human Support Technology)

Mackowiak CL, Grossl PR, Bugbee BG.
Biogeochemistry of fluoride in a plant-solution system.
J Environ Qual. 2003 Nov-Dec;32(6):2230-7.
(PI: C.L. Mackowiak: Graduate Student Researchers Program/Advanced Human Support Technology)

Matthews BD, Overby DR, Alenghat FJ, Karavitis J, Numaguchi Y, Allen PG,
Ingber DE.

Mechanical properties of individual focal adhesions probed with a magnetic
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jan 16;313(3):758-64.

Clark CB, McKnight NL, Frangos JA.
Stretch activation of GTP-binding proteins in C2C12 myoblasts.
Exp Cell Res. 2004 Jan 15;292(2):265-73.

Note (#14)

(from abstract): "Our data provide the first molecular insight into the mechanism by which a specific group of muscle precursors is driven along a distinct pathway of fiber-type differentiation in response to positional cues in the vertebrate embryo."

Baxendale S, Davison C, Muxworthy C, Wolff C, Ingham PW, Roy S.
The B-cell maturation factor Blimp-1 specifies vertebrate slow-twitch muscle fiber identity in response to Hedgehog signaling.
Nat Genet. 2004 Jan;36(1):88-93. Epub 2003 Dec 21.

Bauerle A, Anken RH, Hilbig R, Rahmann H.
Note (#15)

Parabolic flight results.

Histology of the utricule in kinetotically swimming fish: a parabolic aircraft flight study.
Acta Otolaryngol. 2004 Jan;124(1):19-22.

Trousselard M, Cian C, Nougier V, Pla S, Raphel C.
Contribution of somesthetic cues to the perception of body orientation and
subjective visual vertical.
Percept Psychophys. 2003 Nov;65(8):1179-87.

Note (#18)

Discussion of orthostatic hypotension from a clinician's perspective.

Bradley JG, Davis KA.
Orthostatic hypotension.
Am Fam Physician. 2003 Dec 15;68(12):2393-8.

Vorotnikova E, Tries M, Braunhut S.
Retinoids and TIMP1 prevent radiation-induced apoptosis of capillary
endothelial cells.
Radiat Res. 2004 Feb;161(2):174-84.

Staab A, Zukowski D, Walenta S, Scholz M, Mueller-Klieser W.
Response of chinese hamster V79 multicellular spheroids exposed to high-energy
carbon ions.
Radiat Res. 2004 Feb;161(2):219-27.

Song C, Duan XQ, Li X, Han LO, Xu P, Song CF, Jin LH.
Experimental study of rat beta islet cells cultured under simulated
microgravity conditions.
Sheng Wu Hua Xue Yu Sheng Wu Wu Li Xue Bao (Shanghai). 2004 Jan;36(1):47-50.

Note (#22)

Used clinostat.

Jin J, Zhu C, Zhang HL, Sun ZX.
[Observation amyloplasts in the gravity-insensitive mutant of rice under
gravity and microgravity conditions]
Shi Yan Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2003 Dec;36(6):486-9. Chinese.

Rhoades S.
Space nursing: expanding the horizons.
Reflect Nurs Leadersh. 2003 Oct;29(4):28-30, 44.

Ilyin VK, Smirnov IA, Soldatov PE, Korniushenkova IN, Grinin AS, Lykov IN,
Safronova SA.

Microbial utilisation of natural organic wastes.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Mar;54(5):357-61.

Note (#25)

Analysis of hazards from welding while wearing space suits.

Fragomeni JM, Nunes AC Jr.
Dynamics of space welding impact and corresponding safety welding study.
Acta Astronaut. 2004 Mar;54(6):399-412.

Wu B, You GX, Wu P, Liu XH, Xue YY, Su SN.
[Effects of repeated body position change training for human orthostatic
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):326-8. Chinese.

Wang H, Jin MH, Liu H, Gao XH, Li TQ, Zhao YJ.
[Principles and experimental analysis of a measuring system for measuring
spacesuit joint's damping parameters]
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):349-53. Chinese.

Sun JS, Tong WG, Chen MR, Xiao ZW.
[Measurement of cerebral blood oxygen saturation with near infrared
spectroscopy and its application in hypergravity]
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):371-3. Chinese.

Note (#29)

Chinese satellite results.

Yin H, Xie SY, Zhang GM, Xie SM.
[Effect of space flight on yield of Monascus purpureus]
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):374-6. Chinese.

Zheng X, Zhang XP, Wan YM, Qin Y, Wang JJ, Li YH.
[Effects of simulated weightlessness on reproduction in male rats]
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):379-81. Chinese.

Wang LJ, Zhang D, Dong WJ.
[Study on space motion sickness before, during and after spaceflight]
Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2003 Oct;16(5):382-6. Review. Chinese.

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