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UT Southwestern Space Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism Involved In Loss Of Consciousness After Space Flight

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January 16, 2002
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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
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In one of the most ambitious medical experiments ever conducted aboard a space shuttle, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas space researchers have pinpointed the mechanism responsible for the brief loss of consciousness and lightheadedness that many astronauts experience in the upright posture after space flight. The findings have broad application to medicine, both in space and on earth.

DALLAS – In one of the most ambitious medical experiments ever conducted aboard a space shuttle, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas space researchers have pinpointed the mechanism responsible for the brief loss of consciousness and lightheadedness that many astronauts experience in the upright posture after space flight. The findings have broad application to medicine, both in space and on earth.


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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "UT Southwestern Space Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism Involved In Loss Of Consciousness After Space Flight." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 January 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020116071655.htm>.
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. (2002, January 16). UT Southwestern Space Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism Involved In Loss Of Consciousness After Space Flight. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020116071655.htm
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "UT Southwestern Space Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism Involved In Loss Of Consciousness After Space Flight." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020116071655.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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