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Space Radiation May Be Dangerous For Travelling Astronauts

According to a study, researchers examined that space radiation may be a bigger worry for voyaging astronauts than scientists had thought, at least soon. The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30%, showing that the radiation environment is getting far more intense.

Tumor Cell Micro-environment Can be Softened By Ionizing Radiation

Researchers from Vanderbilt University aim to unlock how irradiation might alter the mechanical properties of the microenvironment. The study, reported in the APL Bioengineeringdemonstrated that ionizing radiation can reduce the stiffness of both the extracellular matrix of an extracted tumor and an isolated matrix of collagen fibers. The results pave the way for irradiation to be used to create matrices with tailored properties.

Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat

A study determines "Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States The problem mostly strikes people in hospitals and nursing homes who need IVs and other tubes that can get infected. In many cases, others in close contact with these patients also harbored the superbugs even though they were not sick a risk for further spread.