November 20, 2009 Current Awareness

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  1. Schneider SM, Lee SM, Macias BR, Watenpaugh DE, Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Exercise and nutrition countermeasures for upright V O2pk during bed rest. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Dec;41(12):2165-76. (PI: A.R. Hargens)
  2. English KL, Paddon-Jones D. Protecting muscle mass and function in older adults during bed rest. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: D. Paddon-Jones)
  3. Genc KO, Humphreys BT, Cavanagh PR. Enhanced daily load stimulus to bone in spaceflight and on Earth. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Nov;80(11):919-26. (PI: P.R. Cavanagh)
  4. Bonato F, Bubka A, Palmisano S. Combined pitch and roll and cybersickness in a virtual environment. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Nov;80(11):941-5.
  5. Wagner EB, Charles JB, Cuttino CM. Opportunities for research in space life sciences aboard commercial suborbital flights. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Nov;80(11):984-6.
  6. Carra C, Cucinotta FA. Binding sites of the E. coli DNA recombinase protein to the ssDNA: A computational study. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2010 Feb;27(4):407-28. (PI: F.A. Cucinotta) Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  7. Raber J. Unintended effects of cranial irradiation on cognitive function. Toxicol Pathol. 2009 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] (PI: J. Raber)
  8. Wallace WT, Taylor LA, Liu Y, Cooper BL, McKay DS, Chen B, Jeevarajan AS. Lunar dust and lunar simulant activation and monitoring. Meteoritics Planet Sci. 2009 Jul;44(7):961-70. (PIs: D.S. McKay, A.S. Jeevarajan)
  9. Paletz SB, Bearman C, Orasanu J, Holbrook J. Socializing the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System: Incorporating social psychological phenomena into a human factors error classification system. Hum Factors. 2009 Aug;51(4):435-45.

Other papers of interest:

  1. Aubert AE, Verheyden B, d'Ydewalle C, Beckers F, Van den Bergh O. Effects of mental stress on autonomic cardiac modulation during weightlessness. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] Note: Results of three ESA-Soyuz missions to ISS.
  2. Tan MP, Duncan GW, Parry SW. Head-up tilt table testing: A state-of-the-art review. Minerva Med. 2009 Aug;100(4):329-38. Note: The articles in this issue are on the topic of syncope.
  3. Takagishi M, Waki H, Bhuiyan ME, Gouraud SS, Kohsaka A, Cui H, Yamazaki T, Paton JF, Maeda M. IL-6 microinjected into the nucleus tractus solitarii attenuates cardiac baroreceptor reflex function in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Kenny GP, Gagnon D, Shiff D, Armstrong R, Journeay WS, Kilby D. Influence of nonthermal baroreceptor modulation of heat loss responses during uncompensable heat stress. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2009 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Schiaffino S, Zallone A. An Italian roadmap to the study of the musculoskeletal system in microgravity. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):63. Note: The following 10 articles constitute a special issue on the topic "Musculoskeletal System and Microgravity." These articles and the issue reflect a 2006 initiative by the Italian Space Agency to conduct research on osteoporosis and muscle atrophy. All of the articles may be obtained online without charge.
  6. Franzoso S, SandonÓ D, Picard A, Furlan S, Gobbo V, Salvatori S, Elvassore N, Cimetta E, Betto R, Schiaffino S. Cultured adult muscle fibers in the microgravity environment. The MYO experiment in the Foton-M3 space flight mission. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):65-76. Note: Foton-M3 results.
  7. Pacelli F, Paoli A, Zolesi V, Norfini A, Donati A, Reggiani C. Implementation and ground validation of a facility for functional and structural analysis of proximal upper limb muscles in microgravity. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):77-86.
  8. Liu Y, Biticchi R, Cilli M, Piccardi F, Ruggiu A, Cancedda R. Mouse Drawer System (MDS): An automated payload for supporting rodent research on the International Space Station. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):87-95. Note: This paper contains a comparison of other rodent flight hardware.
  9. Betto R, Franzoso S, SandonÓ D, Danieli-Betto D, Balistreri M, Picard A, Furlan S, Salvatori S, Desaphy JF, Pierno S, Camerino GM, Dobrowolny G, Musar˛ A, Conte Camerino D, Schiaffino S. On ground preflight studies on skeletal muscle from mice kept in the Mouse Drawer System (MDS). Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):97-106.
  10. Liantonio A, Pierno S, Digennaro C, Giannuzzi V, Gramegna G, Desaphy JF, Conte Camerino D. The hindlimb unloading model of microgravity differently affects skeletal muscle properties of young and adult mice. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):107-12.
  11. Biolo G, Antonione R, Caliandro E, Piccoli A, Mazzucco S, Massolino B, Zurlo M, Past˛ A, Agostini F. Regulation of muscle disuse atrophy by energy and protein intake in humans. Insights from bed rest studies. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):113-16.
  12. Brocca L, Borina E, Pellegrino MA, Bottinelli R. Qualitative and quantitative adaptations of muscle fibres and muscle protein pattern to 35-days bed rest. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):117-26.
  13. Tamma R, Colaianni G, Camerino G, Di Benedetto A, Greco G, Vergari R, Grano A, Mancini L, Zallone A. Osteoclast gene expression and resorption during spaceflight. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):127-30. Note: Foton-M3 results.
  14. Colucci S, Brunetti G, Oranger A, Mori G, Zallone A, Grano M. Osteoclast apoptosis: Role of TRAIL and its receptors. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):131-8.
  15. Rucci N, Capulli M, Rufo A, Teti A. The effect of microgravity on osteoblast metabolism. Basic Appl Myol. 2009;19(2-3):139-49. Note: This is a review of this topic.
  16. Mantle BL, Hudson NJ, Harper GS, Cramp RL, Franklin CE. Skeletal muscle atrophy occurs slowly and selectively during prolonged aestivation in Cyclorana alboguttata (Gunther 1867). J Exp Biol. 2009 Nov;212(Pt 22):3664-72.
  17. Bortz W. Disuse and aging, 2009. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Acharya MM, Christie LA, Lan ML, Donovan PJ, Cotman CW, Fike JR, Limoli CL. Rescue of radiation-induced cognitive impairment through cranial transplantation of human embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 10;106(45):19150-5. Epub 2009 Nov 9. Note: A description of this paper in "In This Issue" can be viewed online without charge.
  19. Becker D, Elsńsser T, Tonn T, Seifried E, Durante M, Ritter S, Fournier C. Response of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells to energetic carbon ions. Int J Radiat Biol. 2009 Nov;85(11):1051-9.
  20. Butler C, Griffin MJ. Motion sickness with combined fore-aft and pitch oscillation: Effect of phase and the visual scene. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Nov;80(11):946-54.
  21. Russomano T, Whittle J, Evetts G, Coats E, Vian M, Cardoso R, Dalmarco G, Cambraia R, Falcao F. Assessment of an earlobe arterialized blood collector in microgravity. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Nov;80(11):989-90. Note: Parabolic flight results. This article may be obtained online without charge.
  22. Tsutsumi T, Murakami M, Kawaishi J, Chida W, Fukuoka Y, Watanabe K. Postural stability during visual stimulation and the contribution from the vestibular apparatus. Acta Otolaryngol. 2009 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  23. Longo MR, Kammers MP, Gomi H, Tsakiris M, Haggard P. Contraction of body representation induced by proprioceptive conflict. Curr Biol. 2009 Sep 15;19(17):R727-8.
  24. Kamikouchi A, Inagaki HK, Yorozu S, Ito K. [Application of Drosophila as an integrative neural model to understand how sound, gravity, and wind information are processed in the brain] Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 2009 Nov;54(14):1817-26. Japanese.
  25. Boulais N, Pennec JP, Lebonvallet N, Pereira U, Rougier N, Dorange G, ChesnÚ C, Misery L. Rat Merkel cells are mechanoreceptors and osmoreceptors. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 9;4(11):e7759. Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  26. Sharif-Naeini R, Folgering JH, Bichet D, Duprat F, Lauritzen I, Arhatte M, Jodar M, Dedman A, Chatelain FC, Schulte U, Retailleau K, Loufrani L, Patel A, Sachs F, Delmas P, Peters DJ, HonorÚ E. Polycystin-1 and -2 dosage regulates pressure sensing. Cell. 2009 Oct 30;139(3):587-96.
  27. Nishimura T, Nakano H, Hayashi K, Niwa C, Koshiba T. Differential downward stream of auxin synthesized at the tip has a key role in gravitropic curvature via TIR1/AFBs-mediated auxin signaling pathways. Plant Cell Physiol. 2009 Nov;50(11):1874-85. Epub 2009 Nov 6.
  28. Shi JH, Hao X, Wu ZC, Wu P. A new genetic factor for root gravitropism in rice (Oryza sativa L.). J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2009 Oct;10(10):777-83. Note: This article may currently be obtained online without charge.
  29. Dagois-Bohy S, Ngo S, du Pont SC, Douady S. Laboratory singing sand avalanches. Ultrasonics. 2010 Feb;50(2):127-32. Epub 2009 Oct 9. Note: Sand dunes can "sing"; how they do it.