Michael Delp

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]

NASA taps FSU researcher to study space radiation, astronaut health

For astronauts soaring through the limitless expanse of deep space, cosmic rays pose a major problem. The powerful radiation that pulses just above Earth’s atmosphere can have devastating effects on human beings, imperiling any crewed mission beyond the safety of the planet’s magnetic field. Now, Florida State University researcher Michael Delp is part of a […]

FSU researcher to lead U.S.-Russia project on health, space travel

NASA-Funded Project to Examine Vision, Cardiovascular Problems A Florida State University researcher will lead a joint U.S.-Russia project that will examine the effect of space travel on astronauts’ vision, an ongoing problem that NASA has been eager to solve. “The issue of vision impairment is very important to NASA,” said Michael Delp, dean of the […]

FSU research makes big buzz in 2016

Two FSU Studies Make Top 100 List For Most Discussed Scholarly Works Florida State University researchers have made plenty of headlines this year, but two researchers stood apart from the crowd, according to new data from digital science company Altmetric. Last week, Altmetric revealed its annual list of the most widely discussed and shared scholarly […]

Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths

Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a Florida State University researcher. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, FSU Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Professor Michael Delp explains that […]