NASA, NSBRI Pick Projects To Study Astronaut Health

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NASA’s Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) in Houston will fund 11 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance, NASA announced April 22. The selected proposals, representing 10 institutions in eight states, will share nearly $10 million over a three- to four-year period.

The 11 projects were selected from 50 proposals submitted in response to a research announcement titled “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions.”

Institutes represented among the winners include: Kansas State University; Henry Ford Health Sciences Center, Detroit; Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y,; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; and Massachusetts General Hospital.