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NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure

DALLAS Feb. 24, 2005 UT Southwestern Medical Center has won a highly competitive, $9.8 million NASA Specialized Center of Research (NSCOR) grant that will allow researchers to study the effects of radiation on astronauts and minimize possible health risks caused by future space travel. ... "This builds on outstanding lung cancer and radiation biology research at UT Southwestern that will now fo...

Laser procedure effective in correcting nasal blockages associated with deviated septum

CHICAGO A new laser procedure that requires only local anesthetic is effective in treating nasal passageway obstructions associated with a deviated nasal septum, according to an article in the July-September issue of The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The procedure uses heat generated by a laser to soften cartilage abnormalities so that they can be flatte...

Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 New research from the University of Pittsburgh shows the human body has difficulty adjusting to dramatic time changes such as those experienced by working shifts or traveling across time zones....... The NASA-funded study, detailed in this month's Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, was designed to examine the protocols the space agency uses to assign sleep-wake schedu...

U-M professor to test flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccine side by side

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A University of Michigan influenza expert is beginning a three-year direct comparison of the effectiveness of flu shots versus nasal spray flu vaccine.... ...Flu shots have been around since World War II, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has long recommended shots as a way to prevent influenza in the elderly. The approval of a new nasal spray vaccine begs the...

Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps

In a three-year analysis of more than 10,500 genes, one-third of the human genome, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found a starting point to establishing the genetic basis for sinus disease and the growth of nasal polyps, illnesses not well understood despite their prevalence. The findings, set for publication in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology online Oct. 8, could lead to devel...

Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity

The best approach for repairing breaks in the thin bone that separates the brain from the nasal cavity is through the nasal cavity, according to an analysis of 92 patients who had this increasingly common approach to treating a fortunately rare problem.... ... "The intranasal endoscopic approach is the best way to treat a potentially very bad problem," says Dr. Stilianos E. Kountakis, vice chair...

Intranasal corticosteroid receives FDA pregnancy Category B rating for allergic rhinitis

Wilmington, DE August 26, 2004 AstraZeneca announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revised labeling for its anti-inflammatory corticosteroid nasal spray RHINOCORT AQUA (budesonide). The new labeling upgrades RHINOCORT AQUA's pregnancy rating to Category B for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. ... ...The achievement of a Category B rating indicates that...

NASA scientists explain Aura satellite mission

Press Conference at Joint Assembly 2004 MeetingNASA researchers will brief the press about the Aura...satellite launch and discuss science goals of the mission....The press event is at 4 p.m. EDT, May 17 in Room 522 A, on...Level 5, of the Palais des Congres, Montreal....... ...The press event is part of the 2004 Joint Assembly, a...partnership of the Canadian Geophysical Union, American...Geophy...

Nasal spray flu vaccine may help prevent influenza in healthy children

CHICAGO An influenza virus vaccine delivered as a nasal spray, appears to be effective in protecting healthy children against certain strains of influenza, according to an article in the January issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals....... Each winter, influenza causes significant illness in all age groups, according to the article. The U.S....

NASA research propels development of new glass

There's a new glass in town. The glass, developed with the help of a unique NASA levitator facility, is available for numerous commercial applications including lasers and optical communications.... ..."We have patented a family of new glasses and have established processes for making and using them in practical applications," said Dr. Richard (Rick) Weber, director of the Glass Products Division...

Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA

ANN ARBOR---The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked for additional information, but no additional clinical trials, as it considers approval of FluMist, an influenza vaccine delivered as a nasal spray. ...... FluMist was invented by Hunein "John" Maassab after more than four decades of research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Gaithersburg, Md.-based MedImmune has lic...

Steroid nasal spray more effective against hay fever

Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that the corticosteroid nasal spray fluticasone propionate (Flonase) is slightly more effective at controlling seasonal allergies than a combination of two popular anti-allergy drugs: loratidine (Claritin) and montelukast (Singulair). ... ...The study was presented March 4 at the 58th annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma a...

Missouri scientist takes 'rocky' road to NASA

. Dr. Doug Rickman's journey to the frontiers of science started because he wanted his big brother's merit badge.. . Rickman remembers as a young boy studying a photo of his Eagle Scout brother. "He had his merit badge sash on, and there was a badge there that was absolutely gorgeous," Rickman recalls. It was the merit badge for geology. "I said, 'I like that. I want to do that.'". . Some 35 yea...

New nasal obstruction procedure offers cheaper, pain-free alternative to surgery

. CHAPEL HILL -- An ear, nose and throat doctor at the University of North.Carolina-Chapel Hill is using a new technology that has already proven.successful in treating snoring to provide a less expensive, relatively pain-free.alternative to traditional nasal obstruction surgery.. "This nonsurgical procedure, called somnoplasty, could change how we're.doing things," said Dr. Wende...

NASA Uses EAI Software In Groundbreaking Medical Application

. EAI's World2WorldO Software Virtually Links Physicians at Five Separate.Viewing Stations-Allowing Real-Time Collaborative Analysis of Patient.Anatomy . .AMES, Iowa-May 3, 1999-Engineering Animation, Inc. (Nasdaq: EAII) today.announced that its World2World software will play an integral role in a.new.telemedicine application developed by NASA researchers. EAI's software.will.enable medical exp...

Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis

.A recently completed study shows that calcitonin-salmon nasal spray reduced by.36 percent the incidence of new spinal fractures in postmenopausal women with.osteoporosis. . Dr. Charles Chesnut, professor of radiology and medicine at the.University of Washington in Seattle, presented results of the study at the.European Congress on Osteoporosis in Berlin on Sept. 14. . Calcitonin-salmon is cur...

Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine

.Hunein F. Maassab, the University of Michigan researcher who developed the nasal.spray influenza vaccine now under study by the vaccine manufacturer, said that.recent reports of the vaccine's protection against otitis media carry even more.good news for children.. .Otitis media, an ear infection common in children, can be an extremely painful.illness for children. It is also associated with fe...

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective

A nasal spray influenza vaccine pioneered by Hunein F. Maassab, professor.of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has.proved 93 percent effective in a major study of 1,600 children across the.country. The vaccine triggers an early, local antibody response in the nasal.passages---a powerful first line of defense and a key element in the prevention.of influenza. Sch...
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