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Human Health Risk Assessment of Space Radiation

University of Pittsburgh-Ashmita Rajkumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2020-01-0020
Published 2020-03-10 by SAE International in United States
Mars has been the topic of colonization and discovery for the last few decades but there have been hindrances in implementing the mission. This focus on Mars colonization has only deepened after the discovery of water on its surface. The discovery of water on Mars has led researchers to believe that its sustainability of life is higher than any other uncolonized planet. Although, life can survive on Mars, it is highly unethical to send communities to Mars without acknowledging the risks, especially those concerning the well being of humans. The risks of living on Mars are slowly unraveling through extensive research, but it is evident that certain health care measures must be taken in order to prevent potentially fatal conditions. One of the biggest problems is health concerns that astronauts face after returning from Mars. Health problems in space have been increasingly difficult to deal with because of the lasting circumstances that astronauts suffer upon returning back to Earth. As a result of these issues, NASA has delayed its Mars mission to circa 2028. Another…
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Cold Plasma Patch Could Make Immunotherapy More Effective for Treating Melanoma

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36237
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a medicated patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold plasma directly to tumors to help boost the immune response and kill cancer cells.

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Tiny Magnetics Show Promise for Medical Applications

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36246
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Small magnetic objects are showing promise in the biomedical field. Magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel applications in medical diagnosis and allow the exploration of new therapeutic techniques.

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Wireless System Powers Devices Inside the Body

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36169
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

In the brain, implantable electrodes that deliver an electrical current are used for a technique known as deep brain stimulation, which is often used to treat Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy. These electrodes are now controlled by a pacemaker-like device implanted under the skin, which could be eliminated if wireless power is used. Wireless brain implants could also help deliver light to stimulate or inhibit neuron activity through optogenetics, which so far has not been adapted for use in humans but could be useful for treating many neurological disorders.

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Engineers Design Bionic ‘Heart’ for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Other Cardiac Devices

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36262
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

As the geriatric population is expected to balloon in the coming decade, so too will rates of heart disease in the United States. The demand for prosthetic heart valves and other cardiac devices — a market that is valued at more than $5 billion dollars today — is predicted to rise by almost 13 percent in the next six years.

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Research Zeroing in on Electronic Nose for Diagnosing Disease

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36260
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath.

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Portable Device Helps Doctors Diagnose Sepsis Faster

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36267
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

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Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Making their Mark in Medical History

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36270
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

While women are still underrepresented in STEM fields, including the medical device industry, those who have chosen science and engineering as a profession are making a huge impact. The women in this industry are passionate about bringing solutions to the market that improve patient outcomes and transform patient’s lives. They have broken through barriers to go on to develop transformational devices, fight diseases, and create revolutionary materials. This feature presents insights from a handful of these women, including industry leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and those inspiring other women through education.

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Iron Nanorobots Destroy Cancer Cells

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36238
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Drug-coated iron nanowires that can be guided to the site of a tumor using an external magnetic field before activating a three-step cancer-killing mechanism could provide an effective option for cancer therapy.

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Researchers Hope to Make Needle Pricks for Diabetics a Thing of the Past

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-36240
Published 2020-03-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more than half of patients don’t test often enough, in part because of the pain and inconvenience of the needle prick.