Why do astronauts suffer from space sickness?
for a lengthy period provided researcher Suzanne Nooij with better insight into how space sickness develops, the nausea and disorientation experienced by many astronauts. Nooij defended her PhD theses on this subject at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherla...
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong
NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength
MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) A study aimed at understanding the health of female astronauts
finds that even short, intense exercise sessions can help women on bed rest recuperate more quickly.
The study -- sponsored by NAS...
Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts
Risk of colon cancer, premature aging poses worries for manned missions to moon, Mars
TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts
may be at increased risk of colon cancer and premature aging from the high-energy radiation found in space, a new report says.
The study, expected t...
US Astronauts Successfully Complete Fourth Space Walk
(RIA Novosti) Astronauts
from the Atlantis space shuttle have completed a fourth space walk on the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesperson for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Monday.
During the space walk, astronauts
Patrick Forrester and Steven S...
Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission
This week Raven, the mobile surgical robot developed by the University of Washington, leaves for the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The UW will participate// in NASA's mission to submerge a surgeon and robotic gear in a simulated spaceship. For 12 days the surgical robotic system will be put through...
Exercise in Space Prevents Kidney Stone Formation in Astronauts
Researchers at the University of Minnesota said that astronauts
have to exercise and it is the only way to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones in space// .
Exercise simulates gravity and thereby helps the astronauts
to combat bone loss. Astronauts
lose calcium in their bones and strengt...
Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH
...al instruments that are remotely controlled by surgeons sitting at a console in the operating room.
Originally developed by NASA for operating on astronauts
in space and used by the Department of Defense to operate on soldiers in the battlefield, the da Vinci System allows surgeons to see targeted anatomy ...
Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting
... Hollywood impact radiation perception? Can we treat cancer with microscopic particles acting like a Trojan horse? How does the radiation exposure our astronauts
receive during space travel compare to their routine diagnostic radiology exams?
These and other questions will be addressed at the 54th Annual Mee...
Growth Hormone May Build Muscle in Older Men
...ecause of diseases such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), kidney disease or cancer. MGF may even help slow muscle loss among astronauts
who spend long hours in zero gravity during space travel.
MGF, which is produced naturally when muscles are stretched during exercise, activates st...
Two Flight Surgeons Supporting Wyle's Bioastronautics Contract Selected for New Astronaut Class
... Medicine and Community Health, are among nine new astronauts
selected from a pool of 3,565 applicants. UTMB is ...t Training Center in Star City, Russia, supporting astronauts
training on Russian systems. He coordinated the Sk...l Operations Summit; a two-day meeting with Skylab astronauts
and flight surgeons that sought to leverage Skylab...
Astronauts in Medical Technology
Battelle Scientists Named on Patent for Making Oxygen From Light and Water
...nstead of insufficient oxygen," said Bruce Monzyk, a research
leader at Battelle and inventor of the technology. "It adds oxygen and
takes out CO2."
will have plenty of oxygen and be able to recycle their
exhaled CO2 using a PDEC system and the ample sunlight available during
long journeys. When mi...
Aspirin Named 8th World Wonder by Majority of Americans
... History. Aspirin has also played
a role in U.S. history. On July 12, 1969, aspirin was in the first-aid kit
aboard the Apollo 11 space capsule as the astronauts
took their famous
"giant leap for mankind." Aspirin was also close at hand during the 1993
Mount Everest expedition with climbers depending upon aspir...
Astronauts in Medical Definition
... Space medicine is the practice of medicine on astronauts
in outer space .
1 Effects of space on the body
2 External links
3 References ...
Astronauts in Biological News
Predicting the radiation risk to ESA's astronauts
European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts
will receive aboard the orbiting European laboratory module, Columbus, attached to the ISS this week.
The new software package accurately simulates the physics of radiation part...
Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission
...ess in adult patients.
It was a problem first tackled by NASA: How could astronauts
most efficiently get their daily nutrients? The answer was a specially-desi...r that contains all the daily nutrients a person needs. Aboard spacecrafts, astronauts
dine on this nutritional powder mixed with water. Since then, these powders...
Tips from the American Journal of Pathology
... concentrations of supplemental oxygen due to respiratory failure or premature birth, people undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapies, scuba divers, and astronauts
are all at risk for oxygen toxicity.
Van Zoelen et al hypothesized that uPAR, which attracts immune cells, plays a role in oxygen toxicity in the l...
One sponge-like material, three different applications
... A new sponge-like material that is black, brittle and freeze-dried (just like the ice cream astronauts
eat) can pull off some pretty impressive feats. Designed by Northwestern University chemists, it can remove mercury from polluted water, easily separa...
Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes
...iple, real-time applications will be beneficial to astronauts
in their day-to-day activities and to critically i... team. "The measurement of metabolic rate will let astronauts
know how quickly they are using up the oxygen in their life-support backpacks. If spacewalking astronauts
run low on oxygen, the situation can become fatal....
Biomedical researchers invited to design experiments for the International Space Station
... The National Institutes of Health and the National Air and Space Administration are partnering to conduct biomedical experiments that astronauts
could perform on the International Space Station. In a notice to scientists at universities, medical centers, and companies across the United States, ...
Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space
...The Journal of Applied Physiology , suggests that astronauts
need to modify their workouts to avoid extensive m...eded to optimize the inflight exercise regimen for astronauts
to improve their muscle performance while in space...cardiovascular system, bone, and skeletal muscles, astronauts
need to find the optimal exercises to stay fit.
As good as it gets: Octogenarian muscles don't get stronger with exercise
...efore 80," he said.
Muscle atrophy relates not only to aging, but to people whose muscles are immobilized for a period and even for astronauts
who spend long periods of time in space. Dr. Trappe, who also does research on astronauts, next wants to begin to uncover the physiological basis for ...
Space researchers developing tool to help disoriented pilots
...ing this extra help in the cockpit."
The NSBRI Sensorimotor Adaptation Team is developing pre-flight and in-flight training countermeasures so that astronauts
can adjust more rapidly to weightlessness, to other gravitational environments, and upon return to Earth's gravity. The team is also developing traini...
Sweat it out: UH study examines ability of sweat patches to monitor bone loss
...arried out on Earth are not practical when the "patients" are free-floating astronauts
on long space flights, such as missions to Mars or the Moon. A new, NASA-f...density scans, all of which are time-consuming, inconvenient to the working astronauts
or, in the case of bone density scans, require large equipment that's not p...
Astronauts in Biological Technology
While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas
...han being called upon to help NASA put men on Mars?
LMI's software is integral to the space agency's determinations as to how large a weight load astronauts
are able to handle under differing circumstances in a weightless environment. The company has worked with NASA for a few years and 2008 saw the progr...
Cooler Solutions and Leading Research Hospital to Design Revolutionary Osteoporosis Diagnosis Device
...ify bone "toughness." This new technology was initially developed by
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to test the bone
strength of astronauts
at risk of losing bone mass during space flight. Osteoporosis is a serious disease characterized by low bone mass and
deterioration of bone tissue. I...
GE Healthcare's technology monitors astronauts' space walks
...e Shuttle Discovery launched into space real-time health information of the astronauts
will be monitored by NASA flight surgeons using GE Healthcare's advanced ... health information will enable NASA to monitor and track the health of the astronauts
during space walks and will enable the sharing also of information with exp...
Former astronaut a leader in Wisconsin Spaceport
...ld only be a matter of time before Lee would earn the gold wings awarded to astronauts
with completed space missions, and his achievements would put him in a privileged circle of space travelers with ties to Wisconsin.
include Slayton, Capt. Jim Lovell who lived in Milwaukee and studied at the...
Flying to the moon? Take Wisconsin tech along
...the Milky Way and catalogued millions of stars, many of which had never been seen before.
Designed a third-generation, free-flying robot to help astronauts
in a pressurized, weightless environment.
The UW-Madison has also been a leader in researching the mining of Helium-3 , a poten...