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Nanomedicine project to be tested in space

When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Medical treatments from 200 miles up

In the hunt for cancer treatments, researchers have had some help from higher authorities -- way higher. The International Space Station, orbiting the Earth at more than 200 miles in the sky, houses scientific experiments ...

dateMay 28, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Spaceflight alters bacterial social networks

When astronauts launch into space, a microbial entourage follows. And the sheer number of these followers would give celebrities on Twitter a run for their money. The estimate is that normal, healthy adults have ten times ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Space Exploration
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The 'Nose' Knows

( -- Some might say it's as plain as the nose on your face. But detecting toxic or dangerous chemicals in the microgravity environment of space takes a little extra "sniffing." That’s why ENose, or Electronic ...

dateJan 12, 2010 in Engineering
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Benefits for humanity: From NASA to Napa

From the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station to the microclimates of the Napa Valley, station research impacts many different industries on Earth. The latest video in the Benefits for Humanity ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Space Exploration
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