Dr Nick Caplan, a reader in health and rehabilitation in the University's Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, said: "Because spinal muscles waste away when astronauts are in space, the European Space Agency's Space Medicine
Office has prioritised spinal and core health as one of its key developmental areas.
It can also detect intratissue cosmetics and pharmaceutics such as sunscreen nanoparticles (in situ drug monitoring) and provides tomograph guided surgery as well as space medicine
To me, this job is the ultimate in family medicine, flight medicine, space medicine
For more on space medicine
during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs see Mae Mills Link, Space Medicine
in Project Mercury (Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Publication-4003, 1965) and John Pitts, The Human Factor: Biomedicine in the Manned Space Program to 1980 (Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Publication Special Publication-4213 1985).
During the 200-day trip, says Kevin Fong, expert in space medicine
, "bone and muscle waste at alarmingly high rates.
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, electrical installation.
Before coming to DHS, Polk was the deputy chief medical officer and chief of space medicine
for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center.
Tracing the history of cooperation, he said that China and Russia have collaborated on astronaut training, spacecraft technology and extra-vehicular suits, and "we are cooperating with our French counterparts on a variety of experiments in astrobiology and space medicine
China is also cooperating with French counterparts on a variety of experiments in astrobiology and space medicine
DR KEVIN FONG 41 is director of space DR KEVIN FONG, 41, is director of space medicine
at University College London.
Jonathan Clark with the Center for Space Medicine
at Baylor College of Medicine.
Of course, all physicians will not be expected to be experts in space medicine
, just as they are currently not experts in the physiology of airplane flight, but they will have to understand how it affects their patients," the authors wrote in the BMJ.