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WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts
...esults in physiological changes that also occur in astronauts
during space flight. The study will assess the roles of nutrition and combined physical exercise in countering the adverse effects of prolonged gravitational unloading by bed-rest. The first volunteers arrived at the MEDES Space Clinic in Toulouse on...
NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
...w researchers to study the effects of radiation on astronauts
and minimize possible health risks caused by futur...n from space travel. "There are multiple risks to astronauts
from space travel, and a very important one is the potential effect of exposure to high-energy parti...
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...potential cause of rapid kidney stone formation in astronauts
on space travels. The authors of a study published...help reduce the risk for kidney stone formation in astronauts
and would also be of benefit to the nearly one million Americans who are treated for kidney stones e...
Focus on our magnetic planet
...Troublesome faults occur in electronic systems and astronauts
see flashes in their eyes. The Earth's magnetic fi...the solar events affecting not just spacecraft and astronauts
but technological systems on the ground as well. Magnetic storms can damage power systems and pipeli...
International gathering at UH examines top computer code
...eatest challenges facing researchers is to protect astronauts
from the radiation environment in space. "At the...erials for spacecraft must be developed to protect astronauts
from the harmful effects of this radiation. To give shielding recommendations, certain calculations...
Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed
...cy uses to assign sleep-wake schedules that ensure astronauts
are always able to handle their demanding tasks at...ess suffer. Complicating the issue is the need for astronauts
to be awake and alert to undertake sensitive mission goals say docking with another vessel at spec...
ESA at the world's largest medical exhibition
...he circulatory and vestibulary system also affect astronauts
after a longer period in space. Medical resear...ssness. For instance, the bone loss experienced by astronauts
is intensely researched on ISS. Over the years, researchers and medical doctors at ESA have develope...
Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space
...ining program while onboard the space station. The astronauts
used special positioning, including foot restraints and hand pressure to adjust the examination to a microgravity environment. During the exam, real-time ultrasound video of the shoulder was transmitted to experienced sonologists in the Telescience C...
Space solutions for health
...health and wellness markets. "At ESA, we help our astronauts
cope with the challenges of spaceflight. To do so,...l originally developed to monitor the condition of astronauts
in orbit. People seeking to become healthier can also benefit from space research by using the 'Fly...
UCSF/Baylor team uses new method to measure bone loss in astronauts flying long mission
...one loss increases with mission length, said Lang, astronauts
on multi-year explorations may face increased risk...) as indicators for how much central skeletal bone astronauts
are losing in space. The heel is an appealing measurement site because it is easily accessible, expl...
ISS to receive experimental figurehead during spacewalk
...g the radiation doses that would be experienced by astronauts
during spacewalks. The levels of radiation insid...e well documented though the levels experienced by astronauts
outside of the ISS are still unclear. In order to determine precise measurements, Matroshka simulate...
Study moves in on why astronauts suffer bone loss
... subjected to prolonged periods of bed rest and by astronauts
who fly lengthy missions under the weightless cond...ssions (28-184 days) have found that, not only did astronauts
on board the craft lose bone density during their missions, but five years later they had failed to ...
Lose weight fast the ESA way!
... It works on the same principle as a yo-yo to give astronauts
a strenuous workout even in the absence of gravity. A-300 co-pilot and ESA astronaut Philippe Perrin took time out from the cockpit to try out the Device, giving the design team the benefit of his experience on a Shuttle mission last year. Eye-spy...
Age-related muscle loss linked to protein interplay, says Stanford researcher
...ual muscle atrophy that occurs in older people, in astronauts
or in people whose limbs are immobilized in a cast or from bed rest. "If you presume that normal muscle bulk is maintained by gradual replacement of muscle tissue by satellite cells and that gradual replacement is diminished in older people, that wou...
Neutron detector under development to monitor spacecraft radiation
...d will reveal what kind of neutron energy spectrum astronauts
are exposed to from neutrons inside a spacecraft, ...radiation often miss the secondary neutrons, which astronauts
are also exposed to. Maurer said the estimates of the radiation that astronauts
receive from neutro...
Enormous X-ray solar flare seen by SOHO
... damaging exposed components. During these storms, astronauts
are advised to reduce exposure, particularly during spacewalks. Our atmosphere protects people on the Earth, but passengers and crews on commercial jets at high latitudes could receive exposure equivalent to a normal medical chest X-ray. The CME a...
Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign
...blood and testing an exercise machine designed for astronauts
to studying the behaviour of so-called 'complex pl...ng out operations in space. This is something that astronauts
may one day need to know how to do for long-term manned missions. Testing for space Several exp...
Study shows melatonin supplements may make standing a hazard for the cardiovascular-challenged
... its use here on Earth, melatonin also is taken by astronauts
in space, two-thirds of whom experience orthostati...rance immediately after touchdown on Earth. "When astronauts
return to Earth, there is a chance that, for safety reasons, they will need to make a quick exit fro...
Researching a workout device to help keep the balance system in shape
...ice to counter the effects while in space and help astronauts
recover more quickly upon return to Earth," said D...(NSBRI) neurovestibular adaptation team. Returning astronauts
walk with an unstable gait and wide stance and can take almost two weeks to fully recover their foot...
Patient simulator will enhance training for medical emergencies in space
...RI with designing realistic training scenarios for astronauts
and ground personnel involved in mission operation...n simulators, says this type of training will give astronauts
the tools to work through an emergency medical situation more effectively. "The practice sessions ...