Navigation Links
NASA, NSBRI Select 17 Proposals in Space Radiation Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The crews of future missions to the moon and Mars could face serious health risks from exposure to space radiation. NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, known as NSBRI, Houston, will fund 17 new research projects that will enable NASA to better understand and reduce those risks. Scientists at universities, research institutions and private companies in eight states will conduct the studies.

The goal of NASA's space radiation research is to enable the human exploration of space by understanding and limiting astronaut health risks from space radiation. The health risks of radiation during space travel may include cancer, acute radiation sickness and degenerative tissue damage, including damage to the central nervous system. The new research is designed to deliver products that will help in the development of effective shielding or biological countermeasures for radiation exposure.

The 17 projects were selected from 98 proposals received in response to a NASA and NSBRI announcement, Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiation. Scientific and technical experts from academia and government laboratories reviewed the proposals. The total potential value of the selected proposals is about $15 million.

NSBRI is a NASA-funded consortium of institutions studying the health risks related to long-duration spaceflight. The institute's science, technology and education projects take place at more than 70 institutions across the United States.

A complete list of the selected principal investigators, organizations and proposals is available at:

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

For information about NSBRI, visit:

Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Selective eating just an evolutionary trait?
2. New Study Questions Cannibalism As A Worldwide Selective Force
3. Govt to Pass Amendment to Curb Sex Selective Abortions: Ramadoss
4. Malaysia Likely To Outlaw Gender Selection Test
5. UK Government to Outlaw Sex Selection of Babies
6. Parental Role In Embryo-Selection Urged
7. Hospital Selected to ‘25 Most Influential’ List in Radiology in 206
8. Fertility Clinics Allowing Parents To Select Gender
9. DNA- A Dependable Determinant to Select Treatment Plan for Alcoholics
10. Embryonic Selection of Sex can Avoid Conceiving Blind Children
11. Selective Marker Found to Indicate Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 ... ... Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. As a franchise owner, Somu now offers ... range of cruise, destination wedding packages, private cruise sales, as well as, cabin ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... WorldCare International, Inc., the first company ... Employee Benefits Conference. The Employee Benefits Conference was hosted by the International Foundation ... 11th, 2015. The conference was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Additional breast cancers ... on mammography, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers ... mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. , Breast MRI is the most ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Medical ... once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office being ... Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s 13th ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 10, 2015, Bohrer Brady, ... of Connecticut on behalf of a home health care worker who provided companionship services ... home health care workers employed by Humana, Inc., Humana at Home, Inc., and SeniorBridge ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ... is expected to boost the market growth, as 3D bioprinting ... --> 3D bioprinting market is expected to reach ... by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive ... offering. --> ) has ... Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: