NASA and the U.S. Navy are finding better ways to treat motion sickness, which could be good news for everyone
By Melissa Gaskill | September 3, 2011 | 9
MAKING MOTION SICKNESS STOP: Some dizzying experiments are underway to help find better treatments for motion sickness.
James Locke, a flight surgeon at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, has made dozens of people sick in the name of science. When he puts subjects in a spinning chair designed to induce motion sickness, roughly 70 percent of them succumb—and at nearly the exact same point on each ride. Locke has used this research and his work with shuttle astronauts to determine which medications and doses best prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness.
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