|Improving our Knowledge of the Fate of Inhaled Aerosols|
To prepare for exploration of dusty areas such as the moon or Mars, Dr. G. Kim Prisk is studying how fine, simulated lunar dust particles are deposited in and subsequently cleared from the lung. The knowledge of how particles move throughout the lungs will allow aerosolized drug therapies to be better targeted to the right place in the lung. This work will also provide information for assessing Earth-based exposures to particulate matter pollution from natural disasters and hazardous materials and will benefit groups at high occupational risk, such as those in the mining industry.
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NSBRI Investigator: G. Kim Prisk, Ph.D., D.Sc., University of California, San Diego