Partial Listing of Space Life Science Publications in 2006

Editor's note:The following list of 49 journal articles is a subset of life science research focusing on microgravity and spaceflight published in 2006. This is derived from a simple keyword search using PubMed.

  • Sensorimotor investigations for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite: A rotating spacecraft for partial gravity research, Brain Res
  • Does reduced gravity alter cellular response to ionizing radiation?, Radiat Environ Biophys.
  • Effects of microgravity on cell cytoskeleton and embryogenesis, Int J Dev Biol.
  • Osteocyte apoptosis is induced by weightlessness in mice and precedes osteoclast recruitment and bone loss, J Bone Miner Res.
  • The proteomics of weightlessness, J Proteome Res.
  • Simulated weightlessness changes the cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix proteins in papillary thyroid carcinoma cells, Cell Tissue Res.
  • Lower body negative pressure vs. lower body positive pressure to prevent cardiac atrophy after bed rest and spaceflight. What caused the controversy?, J Appl Physiol.
  • Muscle metaboreflex contribution to cardiovascular regulation during dynamic exercise in microgravity: insights from the STS-107 Columbia Shuttle Mission, J Physiol
  • Weightlessness and skeleton homeostasis, Hormones (Athens Greece)
  • Phosphenes in low earth orbit: survey responses from 59 astronauts, Aviat Space Environ Med.
  • Induction of three-dimensional assembly and increase in apoptosis of human endothelial cells by simulated microgravity: Impact of vascular endothelial growth factor, Apoptosis.
  • Decision analysis in aerospace medicine: costs and benefits of a hyperbaric facility in space, Aviat Space Environ Med.
  • NASA and the search for life in the universe, Endeavour
  • Positive visual phenomena in space: A scientific case and a safety issue in space travel, Vision Res.
  • Shielding space travelers, Scientific American
  • Raman spectroscopy in astrobiology, Anal Bioanal Chem.
  • NASA and the emergence of new surgical technologies, J Surg Res.
  • Considerations for non-invasive in-flight monitoring of astronaut immune status with potential use of MEMS and NEMS devices, Life Sci.
  • Renal stone risk in a simulated microgravity environment: impact of treadmill exercise with lower body negative pressure, J Urol.
  • A Murine Model for Bone Loss from Therapeutic and Space-Relevant Sources of Radiation, J Appl Physiol.
  • Hypergravity Resistance Training as a Countermeasure to Microgravity: Evolution of the Space Cycle, Med Sci Sports Exerc.
  • Medical qualification of a commercial spaceflight participant: not your average astronaut, Aviat Space Environ Med.
  • Microgravity effects on leaf morphology, cell structure, carbon metabolism and mRNA expression of dwarf wheat, Planta
  • Proteomics and Genomics of Microgravity, Physiol Genomics.
  • Effects of simulated microgravity on the morphology and function of neonatal porcine cell clusters cultured with and without Sertoli cells, Cell Transplant.
  • Effect of tail-suspension on the reproduction of adult male rats, Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue
  • RADIATION DOSIMETRY FOR MICROBIAL EXPERIMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION USING DIFFERENT ETCHED TRACK AND LUMINESCENT DETECTORS, Radiat Prot Dosimetry
  • OBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF CHANGES IN LEFT VENTRICULAR AND ATRIAL VOLUMES DURING PARABOLIC FLIGHT USING REAL-TIME THREE-DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, J Appl Physiol.
  • Exposure to modeled microgravity induces metabolic idleness in malignant human MCF-7 and normal murine VSMC cells, FEBS Lett
  • Skeletal muscle atrophy increases cell proliferation in mice gastrocnemius during the first week of hindlimb suspension, Eur J Appl Physiol.
  • Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation of Cerebral Arteries Is Altered With Simulated Microgravity Through Nitric Oxide Synthase and EDHF Mechanisms, J Appl Physiol.
  • Reduction of anabolic signals and alteration of osteoblast nuclear morphology in microgravity, J Cell Biochem.
  • The influence of space flights on water-electrolytes turnover and its regulation, Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova.
  • Gradient-driven fluctuations experiment: fluid fluctuations in microgravity, Appl Opt.
  • Vital Capacity, Respiratory Muscle Strength and Pulmonary Gas Exchange during Long-Duration Exposure to Microgravity, J Appl Physiol.
  • Occlusion, sternocleidomastoid muscle activity, and body sway: a pilot study in male astronauts, Cranio
  • The SOS-LUX-TOXICITY-Test on the International Space Station, Res Microbiol.
  • Inhibition of active lymph pump by simulated microgravity in rats, Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol.
  • Roles of the vestibular system in controlling arterial pressure in conscious rats during a short period of microgravity, Neurosci Lett.
  • Ground-based methods reproduce space-flight experiments and show that weak vibrations trigger microtubule self-organisation, Biophys Chem.
  • Functional recovery of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in modeled microgravity, FASEB J.
  • Cardiorespiratory responses to physical work during and following 17 days of bed rest and spaceflight, J Appl Physiol.
  • Vasorelaxation in space, Hypertension.
  • Considerations for non-invasive in-flight monitoring of astronaut immune status with potential use of MEMS and NEMS devices, Life Sci.
  • Renal stone risk in a simulated microgravity environment: impact of treadmill exercise with lower body negative pressure, J Urol.
  • A Murine Model for Bone Loss from Therapeutic and Space-Relevant Sources of Radiation, J Appl Physiol.
  • Comparison of Cell Body Size and Oxidative Enzyme Activity in Motoneurons between the Cervical and Lumbar Segments in the Rat Spinal Cord after Spaceflight and Recovery, Neurochem Res
  • Monitoring and telemedicine support in remote environments and in human space flight, Br J Anaesth.
  • Cancer risk from exposure to galactic cosmic rays: implications for space exploration by human beings, Lancet Oncol.
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