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2012-07-26 10:21:21

HOUSTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two small U.S. companies are the recipients of the 2012 Space Medicine and Related Technologies Commercialization Assistance Program (SMARTCAP) award. ACell, Inc., of Columbia, Md., and Enterade USA LLC of Newberry, Fla., each received a $100,000 SMARTCAP award to help in moving their health care products toward commercialization as they address unmet health needs in space and on Earth. SMARTCAP is a new competitive program launched by the...

New Addition To NASA Aeronautics Book Series - Breaking the Mishap Chain
2012-05-13 04:55:13

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, "Breaking the Mishap Chain," will debut at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13 -17, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors -- Peter Merlin, Gregg Bendrick and Dwight Holland -- will be available to discuss the book and autograph copies. The book details human factors lessons learned from aerospace accidents and incidents in research, flight test and development. It includes a number of...

2012-03-24 04:44:19

In recognition of her ongoing support of the nation's human spaceflight program, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is the 2012 recipient of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) Pioneer Award. The senior senator from Texas was honored today during the official opening of a new 16,400-square-foot Consolidated Research Facility that NSBRI shares with the Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine (CSM). The Facility includes office space, four laboratories,...

2012-03-19 14:20:07

Presentation occurs at official opening of new space biomedical research facility HOUSTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of her ongoing support of the nation's human spaceflight program, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is the 2012 recipient of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) Pioneer Award. The senior senator from Texas was honored today during the official opening of a new 16,400-square-foot Consolidated Research Facility that...

Astronauts Could Lose Sight During Long Space Trips
2011-09-22 08:26:52

  NASA is looking into a possible eye condition that could blind astronauts if they were to undertake a multiyear mission to the Red Planet, reports the Los Angeles Times (LA Times). The space agency discovered that some astronauts who have been living aboard the International Space Station for many months at a time have developed the vision problem, concerning them that future missions to Mars and beyond could blind their astronauts. Research by the American Academy of...

2011-07-08 08:00:00

TEL AVIV, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Israeli research team, headed by Dr. Eran Schenker from the Fisher Institute, in collaboration with Haim Wilder, V.P. R&D of Strauss Water and Prof. Eyal Shimoni, Chief Scientist of Strauss Group, will test a new water purification technology under zero gravity in space. Developed by Strauss Water, this is a polymer-based bio-medical technology designed to purify...

2011-06-23 23:04:04

The remoteness and resource limitations of spaceflight pose a serious challenge to astronaut health care. One solution is ultrasound. Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations. These tools include techniques that streamline training and help remote experts guide non-physician astronauts to perform ultrasound exams. Ultrasound can...

2011-06-08 13:05:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC.PK) ("ETC" or the "Company") The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center, completed a 5-day Aerospace Physiology Instructor Training Program for the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) on May 20th, 2011. This course was part of a series of courses for the EAF and was conducted by NASTAR Center's Aeromedical Training Institute (AMTI)...

2010-08-30 09:13:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is part of an academic-industry team that has been selected to support a new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. The center is a partnership of academia, industry, and government, developed for the purpose of creating a world-class consortium that will address current and future challenges for commercial space transportation. Wyle, with a long history of supporting manned...

2010-06-18 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A NASA astronaut who spent 199 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is the first recipient of the Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D. Award honoring achievements in space life sciences. Dr. Michael Barratt, a member of ISS Expeditions 19 and 20, was presented the award this month at the Aerospace Medical Association annual conference in Phoenix. He was honored for advances in the understanding of human physiology during spaceflight and...