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Foot pressure device may stamp out muscle loss

... development at the University of Houston may help astronauts stay healthy and readjust more quickly to walking ...cle mass, strength and coordination experienced by astronauts during long-duration stints in microgravity. The system also may have earth-bound applications in re...

UCSD professor explains how elephants are able to snorkel

...d him into a study of weightlessness as it affects astronauts in space. Several experiments have been carried out in Spacelab on the Space Shuttle and on the International Space Station. One of West's current projects is a highly promising technique to alleviate hypoxia in Cal Tech astronomers who work above 16...

Food irradiation is focus of two-day symposium, Aug. 19-20

...uation of packages containing irradiated meals for astronauts Irradiation's effects on items sent through the mail The symposium, which includes presentations by scientists from Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Japan and the United States, is part of the weeklong meeting of the American Chemical Society, the w...

A computer-based, self-help system for the space age

...solution or mild depression. Under development for astronauts on extended missions, the system will assist in pr...Ideally, the program will be added to the training astronauts go through before a mission," said Dr. Jay Buckey, Jr., project co-investigator and principal subjec...

Brain-imaging cap under study for space and Earth use

...table, lightweight, less confining and would allow astronauts or patients to move around during assessments." For its potential use in space, Sutton's group is focusing on the device's ability to detect brain function associated with performance of high-level tasks in real-life settings. Another feature is th...

UT Southwestern receives $1.7 million grant to study effects of long-term space travel on the heart

...ort of a life-threatening arrhythmia in one of the astronauts aboard the Russian Space Station Mir," he said. "O...ology at UT Southwestern from 1993 to 1998. Before astronauts take off for the Mission to Mars, which is at least a 2 year trip, researchers hope to identify meas...

Immunology experiment aboard historic shuttle mission

...cans may recall the day 30years ago that Apollo 11 astronauts first walked on the moon. Others may note ...er and whether it willtell them anything about why astronauts are more vulnerable to infections inspace. "It appears that the immune system is not very ef...

Space plays havoc with your immune system

...in-Barr virus (EBV) in saliva samples taken from10 astronauts before, during and after a series of space shuttle...opiesof the virus increased dramatically while the astronauts were in space. Samplesfrom astronauts testing positive for EBV contained more than 40 times as manyv...

New Way To Make Astronauts Sleep

TO GIVE astronauts a good night's sleep, the best option is to cover ...ive or sixhours of restless sleep each night. Some astronauts have resorted to sleepingpills, but these can affect alertness and reaction time. So for the past si...

Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality

...n, but also in special situations, such as helping astronauts regaintheir sense of balance after a return from space. This research also points the way towards research into other conflictsbetween different senses. "We're confident this kind of neural processingapplies to other sensory systems, such as...

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