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Two Flight Surgeons Supporting Wyle's Bioastronautics Contract Selected for New Astronaut Class

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr. Serena Aunon, both assistant professors at the University of Texas M...

Veteran Astronaut Joins Wyle Business Development Staff in Houston

El SEGUNDO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A former astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle flights has been named a director of business development for Wyle's Integrated Science and Engineering Group based in Houston, Texas. Dr. Scott Parazynski joins Wyle to assist in the company's ...

NASA Releases Findings of Astronaut Survey

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will release a report on an astronaut and flight surgeon health care survey Wednesday and hold a media teleconference to discuss the report at 2 p.m. EST. In February 2007, NASA requested an independent external committee conduct a compre...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

Malaysia's first astronaut, involved in a 25 million dollar space programme, will carry out scientific research including a study on the growth of cancer cells in outer space, reports said Wednesday. The astronaut would conduct research on cells, bacteria and the crystallisation of protein...

Elton John, Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett, and Gladys Knight Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise More than $5 Million at Annual Fundraiser

...ed performers JC Chasez and Sam Moore; actors Lou Ferrigno, Verne Troyer, Sean Pyfrom, and Robert Culp; TV personalities Alan Kalter and Paige Hemmis; astronaut Buzz Aldrin; golf legend Arnold Palmer; Southern Methodist University head football coach June Jones; songwriter Paul Williams; Minnesota Governor Tim...

Star Trek-Like Technology Offers Noninvasive Monitor for Patients and Athletes

...ton to develop applications of the Venus system for space. Former NASA astronaut and NSBRI User Panel Chairman Dr. Leroy Chiao said Soller's sensor system a...-for-one deal," Chiao said. "Not only is this research going to help future astronaut crews and operations, it has very real benefits to people on the ground, es...

Rice students win NASA national design award

...k would be a good start," Moore said. "They could customize treatments against bone loss based on individual responses, so if the ground crew saw that astronaut X was losing a lot of bone and not responding very well to the dietary supplements, they could try more of a physical regimen." Goldberg said the p...

NASA's 'COLBERT' Supplied by Wyle is Designed to Minimize House Calls

...., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's newest piece of astronaut fitness gear headed for the International Space St...e Station later this year. Earlier this week, astronaut Sunita L. Williams, appearing on " The Colbert Re...ccupational health care for NASA personnel and the astronaut corps. Wyle, a privately held company, is a l...

NASA, NSBRI Select 12 Proposals to Support Crew Health on Missions

...rch Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund a dozen proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future space exploration missions. The selected proposals, representing 11 institutions in eight states, will receive a tota...

Inventor of G-Suit Dies

...st when the U.S. Air Force and NASA requested that Dr. Wood continue his studies on G forces. He and his team tested prototypes of the Project Mercury astronaut couches on Mayo's centrifuge. Dr. Wood headed Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Laboratory and became a Career Investigator of the American Heart Asso...

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Former NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar to speak at NJIT's biomedical engineering seminar

One of the first women astronauts, Bonnie J. Dunbar, now a flight museum president, will speak at NJIT on April 23, 2009. The public is invited to attend this exciting free event during which Dunbar will detail how she made it into the world of flight. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m., ...

Researcher to study astronaut bone loss for space biology agency

Roger K. Long, MD, an endocrinology research fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, was one of only three scientists named in January 2007 as 2006-2008 Postdoctoral Fellows by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Long's ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... and growth retardation. Dr. Shamir recently reported his research in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition . Eating Like an astronaut Dr. Shamir's research was inspired by the problem of malnutrition and growth retardation in children battling IBD. Steroids and other biological a...

Two Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS

...ennessee. Both Felsenstein and Gross are among a long line of eminent scientists and scholars to graduate from Central High School, including NASA astronaut James P. Bagian, Nobel prize-winning geneticist Howard Temin, and linguist Noam Chomsky. ...

Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes

...uston to develop applications of the Venus system for space. Former NASA astronaut and NSBRI User Panel Chairman Dr. Leroy Chiao said Soller's sensor system a...-for-one deal," Chiao said. "Not only is this research going to help future astronaut crews and operations, it has very real benefits to people on the ground, es...

Biomedical researchers invited to design experiments for the International Space Station

...erious thought to how International Space Station facilities might answer their most pressing questions about how to benefit life on Earth." Former astronaut and Senator Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt, who strongly supported the new partnership's development when he was chairman of the NASA Advisory Council, ap...

Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space

...ercise at higher workloads and intensity. In addition to new equipment, the astronaut trainers have provided new exercise prescriptions customized for each crewm... develop and validate resistance exercise prescriptions designed to improve astronaut performance and health, as well as mitigate risk, according to Judith Hayes...

Space researchers developing tool to help disoriented pilots

...een no spatial disorientation accidents in space, it is a major concern for astronaut pilots. A National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) study is tac...nts and space missions. The group has consulted with experts such as former astronaut Dr. Thomas Jones. "As we go forward with deep space exploration and ret...

Coming soon: Self-guided, computer-based depression treatment

...en communication links are available. Project co-investigator and former astronaut Dr. Jay Buckey said long-duration spaceflight can be tough on astronauts. "...pace Station on a flash drive and run directly from that drive, so that the astronaut has complete control over his or her data," Cartreine said. "The system is ...

Scientists team up in Houston to tackle global challenges

...nts, machinery, equipment, products, and services. View exhibitors at: www.acsmeetings.org/exhibit-and-sponsor . Special Events Hear Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt present, "Questions about the Earth the Moon Told Us to Ask," at the all-convention luncheon on Monday, 6 October, 12:00-1:30 ...
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Former astronaut a leader in Wisconsin Spaceport

Madison, Wis. - Viroqua native Mark Lee was only a teenager when American innovation put men on the moon. But by the time Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and Col. Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the lunar module to trample the scientific aspirations of their Soviet counterparts, Lee's desir...

NASA Extends Bioastronautics Contract With Wyle for Total Value of $976 Million

...ormation technology services to the federal government on long-term outsourcing contracts. The company also provides life sciences services for NASA's astronaut corps as well as mission critical support services and space simulation; test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks, and other governme...

Environmental Tectonics Corporation Announces Sale of Additional Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers

... New York Tri-State area. They are also a NASA and U.S. Military Hyper/Hypobaric contractor known for their work in underwater zero-G neutral buoyancy astronaut training and high altitude simulation systems. Glenn Butler, President & CEO of Life Support Technologies, commented, "We utilize ETC B...

Celebrities to Gather to Support the Ninth Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation 'So the World May Hear' Awards Gala

...d carpet and Gala will include performers JC Chasez and Sam Moore; actors Lou Ferrigno and Robert Culp; TV personalities Alan Kalter and Paige Hemmis; astronaut Buzz Aldrin; golf legend Arnold Palmer; 1961 Yankees teammates Moose Skowron, Whitey Ford, Ralph Terry, and Bob Turley as well as Mickey Mantle's son ...

Video: Fortune 1000 Executives: New President Must Fix Education Gap

...ssfully develop a diverse STEM workforce, we have to begin at the beginning," explained Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the nation's first African American female astronaut and Bayer's national Making Science Make Sense(R) (MSMS) spokesperson. "After all, how can we expect to graduate the necessary numbers of scientists...

Wisconsin spaceport committee moves closer to formation

...ogram, said she was honored to receive the appointment from Doyle's office. If confirmed by the state Senate , Hanna and Schieble will join former astronaut and Oribital Technologies Corp. project director Mark Lee, Wauwatosa resident Thomas Mullooly, a member of Foley and Lardner LLP 's energy industry...

Flying to the moon? Take Wisconsin tech along

...so been a leader in researching the mining of Helium-3 , a potential fusion energy source, on the moon's surface. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt , the last astronaut to walk on the moon, has been an adjunct professor in Madison and a tireless advocate for development of Helium-3 fusion power. Some researchers se...
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