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Effects Of Living In Space On The Human Body

NASA's Project Mercury was the United States' first human-in-space program. Six astronauts carried out successful one-person spaceflights that offered physicians and scientists the first opportunity to observe the effects of living in space on the human body. "Spaceflight data is hard to come by; we should remember what's already been done, so we can make the most of new opportunities to do human research in space," said corresponding author Dr. Virginia Wotring. The study was published in the journal Microgravity.

To Improve Training In Life-Saving Bleeding Control Techniques

People die from bleeding each year, and though injuries that result in extreme blood loss have long been a sight all too common in areas like West Philadelphia, the national spotlight has certainly shone upon the issue of late. These days it seems everyone has a dog in the fight; as politicos battle over gun control legislation, teens march in the streets advocating for improved school safety measures, and debates wear on across the dinner table, trauma experts at the national, state and local levels are taking cues from decades-long CPR awareness campaigns to improve public education and training in life-saving bleeding control (B-Con) techniques.

Active Surveillance for Small Renal Masses

According to a new study, the growth rates of small renal masses (SRMs) are highly variable early on during active surveillance, especially in the first 6 to 12 months, but this decreases with time and does not portend death or adverse pathologic features of the tumor. The study was published in the issue of Journal of Urology.

Tiny Injectable Sensor: Alcohol Monitoring Made Easier

Engineers have developed a tiny, ultra-low-power chip that could be injected just under the surface of the skin for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is powered wirelessly by a wearable device such as a smartwatch or patch. The goal of this work is to develop a convenient, routine monitoring device for patients in substance abuse treatment programs.