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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #1,088 23 February 2024 (Space Life Science Research Results)

By Keith Cowing
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February 26, 2024
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NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #1,088 23 February 2024 (Space Life Science Research Results)
Space Biology research on ISS — NASA

Papers deriving from NASA support:

  1. Flores P, Luo J, Mueller DW, Muecklich F, Zea L.Space biofilms – An overview of the morphology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms grown on silicone and cellulose membranes onboard the International Space Station.Biofilm. 2024 June;7:100182.PI: L. ZeaNote: ISS results.

    Journal Impact Factor: 6.8

    Funding: “Luis Zea and Pamela Flores were supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [grant numbers 80NSSC17K0036 and 80NSSC21K1950].”
  2. Herrera-Jordan K, Pennington P, Zea L.Reduced Pseudomonas aeruginosa cell size observed on planktonic cultures grown in the International Space Station.Microorganisms. 2024 Feb 16;12(2):393.PI: L. ZeaNote: This article is part of Special Issue “Microorganisms from Extreme Environments: Versatile Tools from Biotechnology to Space Colonization” ( and may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 4.5

    Funding: “Luis Zea received funding from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: 80NSSC17K0036; National Aeronautics and Space Administration: 80NSSC21K1950.”
  3. Issertine M, Rosa-Calwell ME, Sung DM, Bouxsein ML, Rutkove SB, Mortreux M.Adaptation to full weight-bearing following disuse in rats: The impact of biological sex on musculoskeletal recovery.Physiol Rep. 2024 Feb 21;12(4):e15938.PI: S.B. RutkoveNote: Hindlimb unloading study. This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 2.5

    Funding: “NASA | Science Mission Directorate (SMD), Grant/Award Number: 80NSSC16K1598 and 80NSSC21K0311; University of Rhode Island (URI).”
  4. Ren Z, Ahn EH, Do M, Mair DB, Monemianesfahani A, Lee PHU, Kim DH.Simulated microgravity attenuates myogenesis and contractile function of 3D engineered skeletal muscle tissues.npj Microgravity. 2024 Feb 16;10(1):18.PI: P.H.U. LeeNote: A random positioning machine was used in this study. This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 5.1

    Funding: “This work was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants UG3TR003271, UH3TR003271, UH3TR003519 (to D.H.K.), R21CA220111 (to E.H.A.), the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant 2323013 (to D.H.K.), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Grant 80NSSC19K0137 (to P.H.U.L).”
  5. Caudal A, Snyder MP, Wu JC.Harnessing human genetics and stem cells for precision cardiovascular medicine.Cell Genom. 2024 Feb 14;4(2):100445. Review.PI: J.C. WuCiteScore: 2.5

    Funding: PI cites NASA funding.
  6. Elgrail MM, Sprouffske K, Dartey JO, Garcia AM.Emergence of a multilocus mutator genotype in mutator Escherichia coli experimental populations under repeated lethal selection.J Evol Biol. 2024 Jan 14. Online ahead of print.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 2.1

    Funding: “This work was supported by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (grant NNA15BB04A).”
  7. Christian KH, Petitti C, Ortega-Schwartz K, Mulder E, Noppe A, von der Wiesche M, Stern C, Young M, Macias BR, Laurie SS, Lovering AT.Development of optic disc edema during 30 days of hypercapnic head-down tilt bedrest is associated with short sleep duration and blunted temperature amplitude.J Appl Physiol (1985). 2024 Feb 15. Online ahead of print.Note: Head-down tilt bedrest study.

    Journal Impact Factor: 3.3

    Funding: “NNJ14ZSA001N/National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).”
  8. Vaughn AB, Christian AW.A generalized cumulative noise exposure metric for community response analysis.J Acoust Soc Am. 2024 Feb 1;155(2):1272-84.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.

    Journal Impact Factor: 2.4

    Funding: A.B. Vaughn and A.W. Christian are affiliated with NASA Langley Research Center.
  9. DeWitt JM, Benton ER.Secondary proton buildup in space radiation shielding.Life Sci Space Res. 2024 Feb 19. Online ahead of print.PI: E.R. BentonJournal Impact Factor: 2.5

    Funding: “This work was supported in part by NASA MSFC Grants NAG8-01899 and NAG8-01944. The authors would like to acknowledge the generosity of NASA and BNL in providing beam time and support at NSRL.”

Other papers of interest:

  1. Schoenrock B, Muckelt PE, Hastermann M, Albracht K, MacGregor R, Martin D, Gunga HC, Salanova M, Stokes MJ, Warner MB, Blottner D.Muscle stiffness indicating mission crew health in space.Sci Rep. 2024 Feb 20;14(1):4196.Note: ISS results.
  2. Chen X, Xiong H, Guo H, Chen S, Zhao L, Xie Y, Gu J, Zhao S, Ding Y, Li H, Wang Q, Liu L.Mapping and identification of a reverse mutation of Rht2 that enhances plant height and thousand grain weight in an elite wheat mutant induced by spaceflight.Plant Physiol Biochem. 2024 Feb;207:108425.
  3. Hassert M, Pewe LL, He R, Heidarian M, Phruttiwanichakun P, van de Wall S, Mix MR, Salem AK, Badovinac VP, Harty JT.Regenerating murine CD8+ lung tissue resident memory T cells after targeted radiation exposure.J Exp Med. 2024 Feb 16;221(3):e20231144.
  4. Hajj-Boutros G, Sonjak V, Faust A, Balram S, Lagacé JC, St-Martin P, Divsalar DN, Sadeghian F, Liu-Ambrose T, Blaber AP, Dionne IJ, Duchesne S, Kontulainen S, Theou O, Morais JA.Myths and methodologies: Understanding the health impact of head-down bedrest for the benefit of older adults and astronauts. Study protocol of the Canadian Bedrest Study.Exp Physiol. 2024 Feb 19. Online ahead of print.Note: Head-down bedrest study.
  5. Piechowski S, Kalkoffen LJ, Benderoth S, Wolf OT, Rittweger J, Aeschbach D, Mühl C.Effects of total sleep deprivation on performance in a manual spacecraft docking task.npj Microgravity. 2024 Feb 21;10:21.Note: This article may be obtained online without charge.
  6. Ráčková L, Pompa T, Zlámal F, Barták M, Nývlt D, Bienertová-Vašků J.Physiological evidence of stress reduction during a summer Antarctic expedition with a significant influence of previous experience and vigor.Sci Rep. 2024 Feb 17;14(1):3981.

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