Tuesday, June 27, 2006

NASA and Universities Join to Fight Diabetes

NASA - NASA and Universities Join to Fight Diabetes

Lead in quote:
"NASA image processing technology used to explore orbital images of Earth and distant worlds is being modified for diabetes research.

Scientists at The George Washington University, Washington, and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., helped modify the technology, which has greatly increased the speed of the research. "NASA technology combined with our modifications has provided us with new tools for fighting diabetes," said Murray Loew, director of the Biomedical Engineering Program and professor of engineering at The George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. "

The modifications have basically increased the throughput of this system from one analysis taking several hours to automatically processing several dozen overnight. The basic idea is to exam how beta cells, those producing insuling, function.

It is awesome to me that NASA isn't just about outer space, but the human space as well.


Not to Medgadget.com.

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