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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #1,075 – 17 November 2023 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By Keith Cowing
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November 17, 2023
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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #1,075 –  17 November 2023 (Space Life Science Research Results)
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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:

  1. Clément G, Kuldavletova O, Macaulay TR, Wood SJ, Navarro Morales DC, Toupet M, Hautefort C, Van Nechel C, Quarck G, Denise P.Cognitive and balance functions of astronauts after spaceflight are comparable to those of individuals with bilateral vestibulopathy.Front Neurol. 2023 Oct 27;14:1284029.PIs: G. Clément, T.R. Macaulay, S.J. WoodNote: ISS results. This article is part of Research Topic “Studies Of Labyrinthine-Loss Individuals Can Contribute To Our Understanding Of Present And Future Space Flight Disorders” ( Additional articles will be forthcoming and may be found in the link to the Research Topic. This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 3.4

    Funding: “The author(s) declare financial support was received for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) provided access to the astronauts and the International Space Station. Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales and CADMOS provided the equipment and travel support for the investigators (grant # 2023/4800001180). Région Normandie provided financial support for data collection with the BVP subjects, data analysis, and publication (grant # 00115524- 210E06581). The astronauts’ data reported here were from the NASA Human Research Program Standard Measures Cross-Cutting Project.”
  2. Hoenemann JN, Moestl S, Diedrich A, Mulder E, Frett T, Petrat G, Pustowalow W, Arz M, Schmitz MT, Heusser K, Lee SMC, Jordan J, Tank J, Hoffmann F.Impact of daily artificial gravity on autonomic cardiovascular control following 60-day head-down tilt bedrest.Front Cardiovasc Med. 2023 Oct 23;10:1250727.Note: Head-down tilt bedrest study. This article is part of Research Topic “Updates on Cardiovascular Variability: Underlying Mechanisms and Non-Pharmacological Therapeutic Targets” ( Additional articles will be forthcoming and may be found in the link to the Research Topic. This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 3.6

    Funding: “This work was supported by NASA, ESA, and programmatic funding of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). J-NH received funding from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi; 50WB1816).”
  3. Miliotis G, McDonagh F, Singh NK, O’Connor L, Tuohy A, Morris D, Venkateswaran K.Genomic analysis reveals the presence of emerging pathogenic Klebsiella lineages aboard the International Space Station.Microbiol Spectr. 2023 Nov 15;e0189723.PI: K. VenkateswaranNote: This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 9.043

    Funding: “The research described in this manuscript was funded by a 2012 Space Biology NNH12ZTT001N grant no. 19-12829-26 under Task Order NNN13D111T award to K.V. Financial support for this research was also provided by a research grant from the University of Galway’s School of Medicine: 2021_ECRAward, awarded to G.M.”
  4. Simpson AC, Tighe S, Wong S, Leo P, Parker C, Chander AM, Williams M, Wu HW, Venkateswaran K, Singh NK.Analysis of microbiomes from ultra-low biomass surfaces using novel surface sampling and nanopore sequencing.J Biomol Tech. 2023 Sep 30;34(3):3fc1f5fe.bac4a5b3.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 1.76

    Funding: “The research was carried out at the JPL, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA (80NM0018D0004). The authors would like to thank Dan Vellone at the University of Vermont for his technical assistance with Oxford Nanopore and Gayane Kazarians from JPL for facilitating the sampling of the JPL-SAF. The authors received no specific funding for this work. The development of the SALSA was funded through the support of the Small Business Innovation Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (contract # 75D30121P11936) and NASA (contract# 80NSSC22PA932).”
  5. Hossain NI, Noushin T, Tabassum S.Tattoo-like flexible ethylene sensor for plant stress monitoring in real-time.IEEE Sens J. 2023 Oct 31;1.PI: S. TabassumNote: This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 4.3

    Funding: “National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Grant Number: 80NSSC23K0401).”

Other papers of interest:

  1. Saveko AA, Rukavishnikov IV, Lysova NY, Grishin AP, Yarmanova EN, Tomilovskaya ES.[Comparative analysis of the characteristics of walking in spaceflight conditions: Active and passive modes of treadmill operation.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):94-102. Russian.Note: This paper presents results experienced by cosmonauts running on the BD-2 treadmill aboard the ISS.
  2. Fomina GA, Salnikov AV, Koloteva MI.[Studies of the human cardiovascular system with the use of ultrasonic methods in space missions: Main results and future research.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):85-93. Russian.Note: The spaceflight information is not evident in the available abstract.
  3. Larina IM, Pastushkova LK, Goncharova AG, Kashirina DN.[Piloted spaceflight and research in the field of proteomics.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):43-58. Russian. Review.Note: From the abstract: “This review summarizes the data acquired by the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences – IBMP RAS over the past decade in space and ground model experiments.”
  4. Ogneva IV.[Effect of spaceflight factors on the reproductive system.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):59-66. Russian. Review.
  5. Pechkova MG, Kiryukhina OO, Vinogradova OL, Tarasova OS.[The study of contractile activity of the mouse portal vein in space experiment Bion-M2: Justification of relevance and development of an experimental model.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):141-8. Russian.
  6. Ryumin OO, Bubeev YA.[Psychological support of crews on long-duration interplanetary missions: History and opportunities.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):67-74. Russian.
  7. Andreeva ER, Yakubetz DA, Buravkova LB.[The molecular mechanisms of gravity sensitivity: From cells to extracellular matrix.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):31-42. Russian.
  8. Baranov VM.[Evolution of views on physiology of breathing in microgravity.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):20-30. Russian.Note: From the abstract: “The author summarizes their results of long-term investigations of the human respiratory system during spaceflight.”
  9. Orlov OI, Shved DM, Gushchin VI, Bubeev YA, Popova YA, Markin AA, Rykova MP, Ilyin VK, Ponomarev SA.[Psychological and physiological aspects of isolation studies.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):5-19. Russian.
  10. Le P, Mills EHL, Weisenbach CA, Davis KG.Neck muscle coactivation response to varied levels of mental workload during simulated flight tasks.Hum Factors. 2023 Nov 9;187208231206324. Online ahead of print.Note: NASA Task Load Index was used in this study.
  11. Shafirkin AV, Benguin VV, Shurshakov VA.[Comparison with the radiation safety limits of the dose values to critical organs of the human body in long-term missions to orbital stations Mir and ISS.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):129-40. Russian.
  12. Shtemberg AS, Perevezentsev AA, Lebedeva-Georgievskaya KB, Kudrin VS, Belyaeva AG, Kuznetsova OS.[Neurobiological effects of combined exposure to the radiation and gravitational factors of interplanetary mission in model experiments: Results and outlook.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):119-28. Russian.
  13. Wang M, Ran X, Leung W, Kawale A, Saxena S, Ouyang J, Patel PS, Dong Y, Yin T, Shu J, Manguso RT, Lan L, Wang XF, Lawrence MS, Zou L.ATR inhibition induces synthetic lethality in mismatch repair-deficient cells and augments immunotherapy.Genes Dev. 2023 Oct 1;37(19-20):929-43.
  14. Delle Monache S, Paolocci G, Scalici F, Conti A, Lacquaniti F, Indovina I, Bosco G.Interception of vertically approaching objects: Temporal recruitment of the internal model of gravity and contribution of optical information.Front Physiol. 2023 Nov 17;14:1266332.
  15. Sychev VN.[Investigation of life support systems based on biogenic mechanisms at the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.]Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 2023;57(5):75-84. Russian.
  16. Moriarty AK, Waseem TC, Coles Keeter W, Ma SD, Bai R, Ivanov AV, Kirk CL, Mussbacher M, Sanford LD, Galkina EV.Disturbed sleep supports neutrophil activation and promotes atherosclerosis and plaque necrosis.Circ Res. 2023 Nov 10. Online ahead of print.

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