[ RadSafe ] " NASA Grants $12 Million For Radiation Research "
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Sat Sep 24 19:42:09 CDT 2011
NASA Grants $12 Million For Radiation Research
Aviation Week & Space Technology Sep 26 , 2011 , p. 26
Frank Morring, Jr.
NASA is spreading $12 million among research institutions from eight states
to study the effects of cosmic radiation on human space explorers. The
effort will focus on exposure hazards to the heart and central nervous
system. With space radiation considered a limiting factor in human
exploration beyond Earth orbit, the studies will also examine the cancer
risks and underlying influence of genetic factors affected by the
space-radiation environment. Funded institutions are Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, Colorado State University, University of Miami, Emory
University, Boston University, University of Maryland, Columbia University,
University of Rochester and the University of Texas Southwestern.
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