Science and Technology
NSBRI's science and technology program aids NASA by accelerating the transfer of findings from the laboratory to spaceflight and clinical applications. The product-oriented approach to research and development is leading to a number of operationally-relevant countermeasures and technologies ready for testing and evaluation aboard the International Space Station and in medical settings.
Organized into seven integrated research teams, NSBRI's science and technology program bridges multiple disciplines and unites the scientific and clinical expertise and resources of the biomedical community with the scientific, engineering and operational expertise of NASA. Collaborations exist within teams and between the various teams.
Peer-Reviewed Projects - Benefitting Space and Earth
Projects are openly solicited, peer reviewed and competitively awarded with an emphasis on activities that show high promise for translating biomedical knowledge to needed countermeasures for the space program and useful health care tools.
Most of NSBRI's projects are funded for four years, involving nearly 180 investigators at more than 60 institutions across the United States.
In This Section
Details on the work of each of NSBRI's science and technology teams are found in the team pages within this section. For each funded project, there is a short description of the work, a scientific abstract on the project's progress and its benefits to NASA, and a section on how the work applies to health and medical care on Earth.