May 1, 2009 Current Awareness

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  1. Symons TB, Sheffield-Moore M, Chinkes DL, Ferrando AA, Paddon-Jones D. Artificial gravity maintains skeletal muscle protein synthesis during 21 days simulated microgravity. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D. Paddon-Jones)
  2. Wang L, Zhao R, Shi X, Wei T, Halloran BP, Clark DJ, Jacobs CR, Kingery WS. Substance P stimulates bone marrow stromal cell osteogenic activity, osteoclast differentiation, and resorption activity in vitro. Bone. 2009 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: B.P. Halloran)
  3. Berry CA, Hoffler GW, Jernigan CA, Kerwin JP, Mohler SR. History of space medicine: The formative years at NASA. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Apr;80(4):345-52.
  4. Kucewicz JC, Bailey MR, Kaczkowski PJ, Carter SJ. Focused ultrasound: Concept for automated transcutaneous control of hemorrhage in austere settings. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Apr;80(4):391-4. (PI: L.A. Crum/M.R. Bailey/S.J. Carter)
  5. Wood HE, Levine BD, Babb TG. Ventilatory responses to exercise and hypercapnia following 18 days of head-down rest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Apr;80(4):395-9. (PI: B.D. Levine)
  6. Kreider W, Bailey MR, Ketterling JA. Beamwidth measurement of individual lithotripter shock waves. J Acoust Soc Am. 2009 Feb;125(2):1240-5. (PI: L.A. Crum/M.R. Bailey)
  7. Held KD. Effects of low fluences of radiations found in space on cellular systems. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Apr 16:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: K.D. Held)
  8. Lackner JR, Dizio P. Angular displacement perception modulated by force background. Exp Brain Res. 2009 May;195(2):335-43. Epub 2009 Apr 19. (PI: J.R. Lackner) Note: Parabolic flight results.
  9. Mohawk JA, Miranda-Anaya M, Tataroglu O, Menaker M. Lithium and genetic inhibition of GSK3beta enhance the effect of methamphetamine on circadian rhythms in the mouse. Behav Pharmacol. 2009 Mar;20(2):174-83. (PI: M. Menaker)

Other papers of interest:

  1. Saadjian AY, Gerolami V, Giorgi R, Mercier L, Berge-Lefranc JL, Paganelli F, Ibrahim Z, By Y, Guéant JL, Lévy S, Guieu RP. Head-up tilt induced syncope and adenosine A2A receptor gene polymorphism. Eur Heart J. 2009 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Confavreux CB, Levine R, Karsenty G. A paradigm of integrative physiology, the crosstalk between bone and energy metabolisms. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2009 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Zhang YL, Frangos JA, Chachisvilis M. Mechanical stimulus alters conformation of type 1 parathyroid hormone receptor in bone cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Strasser EM, Stättner S, Karner J, Klimpfinger M, Freynhofer M, Zaller V, Graf A, Wessner B, Bachl N, Roth E, Quittan M. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation reduces skeletal muscle protein degradation and stimulates insulin-like growth factors in an age- and current-dependent manner: A randomized, controlled clinical trial in major abdominal surgical patients. Ann Surg. 2009 May;249(5):738-43.
  5. Turtoi A, Schneeweiss FH. Effect of (211)At alpha-particle irradiation on expression of selected radiation responsive genes in human lymphocytes. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Apr 16:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Pujari G, Berni A, Palitti F, Chatterjee A. Influence of glutathione levels on radiation-induced chromosomal DNA damage and repair in human peripheral lymphocytes. Mutat Res. 2009 Apr 30;675(1-2):23-8. Epub 2009 Feb 10.
  7. Chen J, Timmins R, Verdecchia K, Sato T. An estimation of Canadian population exposure to cosmic rays. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2009 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Horng CT, Liu CC, Kuo DI, Shieh PC, Wu YC, Chen JT, Tsai ML. Changes in visual function during the Coriolis illusion. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Apr;80(4):360-3.
  9. Gentili RJ, Papaxanthis C, Ebadzadeh M, Eskiizmirliler S, Ouanezar S, Darlot C. Integration of gravitational torques in cerebellar pathways allows for the dynamic inverse computation of vertical pointing movements of a robot arm. PloS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5176. Epub 2009 Apr 22. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  10. Tanaka K, Abe C, Awazu C, Morita H. Vestibular system plays a significant role in arterial pressure control during head-up tilt in young subjects. Auton Neurosci. 2009 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Blaszczyk JW, Cieslinska-Swider J, Plewa M, Zahorska-Markiewicz B, Markiewicz A. Effects of excessive body weight on postural control. J Biomech. 2009 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Weber KP, Aw ST, Todd MJ, McGarvie LA, Curthoys IS, Halmagyi GM. Horizontal head impulse test detects gentamicin vestibulotoxicity. Neurology. 2009 Apr 21;72(16):1417-24.
  13. Schmidt C, Collette F, Leclercq Y, Sterpenich V, Vandewalle G, Berthomier P, Berthomier C, Phillips C, Tinguely G, Darsaud A, Gais S, Schabus M, Desseilles M, Dang-Vu TT, Salmon E, Balteau E, Degueldre C, Luxen A, Maquet P, Cajochen C, Peigneux P. Homeostatic sleep pressure and responses to sustained attention in the suprachiasmatic area. Science. 2009 Apr 24;324(5926):516-9. Note: This paper is described in a ScienceNow article(;2009/423/5), which is not available online without cost. From the ScienceNow article: "It's a result with "real-world consequences," says sleep researcher David Dinges of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Current risk analyses use the time of day and hours worked to predict when people are in greatest danger of accidents--such as aviation errors. But now, Dinges says, they may need to take into account that morning people tend to lose their concentration faster."
  14. Olsson-Francis K, de la Torre R, Towner MC, Cockell CS. Survival of akinetes (resting-state cells of cyanobacteria) in low Earth orbit and simulated extraterrestrial conditions. Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2009 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Biopan 6 results from a Foton flight.
  15. Zaucha MT, Raykin J, Wan W, Gauvin R, Auger FA, Germain L, Michaels TE, Gleason R. A novel cylindrical biaxial computer controlled bioreactor and biomechanical testing device for vascular tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print] Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  16. Zeng Z, Jia XH, Li JL, Xu F. [Study on assessment of absorbed radiation dose of astronaut in super-large solar particle events] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Oct;21(5):382-5. Chinese. Note: Bibliographic information, and usually an abstract, for the individual papers in this journal is available at the links given here. The journal's main site is a different site than that given for this journal in earlier lists.
  17. Tang YK, Guo SS, Qin LF, Ai WD. [Development of low pressure plant-cultivating facility for deep space exploration] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Oct;21(5):392-7. Chinese.
  18. Wang YF, Wang SH, Zhao YH, Zheng JR, Zhu SJ. [RAPD and SCAR markers analysis on the indeterminate growth mutant of tomato derived by space mutagenesis] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Oct;21(5):407-10. Chinese. Note: Space flight results.
  19. Li H, Yu ZB. [Space life science researches aboard International Space Station] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Oct;21(5):443-50. Chinese.
  20. Xu HY, Wang HF, Meng R, Cao JP, Tian ZC, Shang P. [Progression of research on biological effects of outer space radiation] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Oct;21(5):451-4. Chinese.
  21. Zhou Y, Zhu BA, Guo AJ, Tan X. [Effects of simulated microgravity on gene expression related to testosterone synthesis in testis of rats] Space Med Med Eng (Beijing). 2008 Dec;21(6):461-4. Chinese.