Navigation Links
NASA Selects Four Proposals to Study Space Radiation Risks
Date:6/2/2009

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected four proposals for research to help understand space radiation's affects on human living in space. NASA selected proposals from the New York University School of Medicine in New York, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Houston, Loma Linda University in California and Georgetown University in Washington. The universities will work with collaborating organizations around the country.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)

These institutions will become NASA Specialized Centers of Research. They will consist of teams of investigators who have complementary skills and work together to solve a closely focused set of research questions. The proposals support the space radiation program element within NASA's Human Research Program.

NASA is investing $28.4 million for research into carcinogenesis and central nervous system risks from spaceflight. Research from the peer-reviewed proposals during the five-year award period will pave the way for development of effective countermeasures for space travelers.

NASA's Human Research Program provides knowledge and technologies to improve health and performance during space exploration. The program also develops possible countermeasures for problems experienced during space travel. Goals include the successful completion of exploration missions and preservation of astronauts' health throughout their lives. The program quantifies crew health and performance risks during spaceflight and develops strategies that mission planners and system developers can use to monitor and mitigate these risks.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/acd/hrp_nscor_awards_2009.html

For information about NASA's Human Research Program, visit:

http://humanresearch.jsc.nasa.gov

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov


'/>"/>
SOURCE NASA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Impac Software Selects 2009 Cancer Registrar of the Year
2. Oregon Department of Human Services Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Expanded Statewide Medicaid Program
3. Southwest General Health Center Selects Allscripts Web-Hosted Electronic Health Record
4. Coordinated Health Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management to Improve Coordination of Patient Care
5. University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services
6. Veterans Health Administration Selects Essi Systems as Sole Source Provider to Reduce Workplace Stress
7. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Selects MedAptus for Charge Capture Deployment
8. Allegiance Home Health and Rehab Selects TransMedia Group as Their Public Relations Firm of Record
9. John Hancock Selects CHCS Services to Manage Long-Term Care Insurance Provider Discount and Caregiver Programs
10. OrthoSynetics Selects Landslides Sales P3 System as its Corporate Sales System
11. University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Sodexo to Provide Food and Nutrition Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal ... Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their split screens ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating ... Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to ... correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  In a startling report released today, National Safety ... lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma ... as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: