NASA light-emitting diode medical program-progress in space flight and terrestrial applications

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Schmidt, Meic H.
Other Author Whelan, Harry T.; Houle, John M.; Whelan, Noel T.; Donohoe, Deborah L.; Cwiklinski, Joan; Gould, Lisa; Larson, David L.; Meyer, Glenn A.; Cevenini, Vita; Stinson, Helen
Title NASA light-emitting diode medical program-progress in space flight and terrestrial applications
Date 2000
Description This work is supported and managed through the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - SBIR Program. Studies on cells exposed to microgravity and hypergravity indicate that human cells need gravity to stimulate cell growth. As the gravitational force increases or decreases, the cell function responds in a linear fashion. This poses significant health risks for astronauts in long termspace flight. LED-technology developed for NASA plant growth experiments in space shows promise for delivering light deep into tissues of the body to promote wound healing and human tissue growth. This LED-technology is also biologically optomal for photodynamic therapy of cancer.
Type Text
Publisher American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Volume 504
First Page 37
Last Page 43
DOI 10.1063/1.1302454
citatation_issn 0094243X
Subject Terrestrial applications; Cell growth; NASA; Microgravity environment
Subject LCSH Light emitting diodes; Light emitting diodes -- Physiological effect; Light emitting diodes -- Therapeutic use; Cells -- Growth; Space sciences; Space medicine; Wound healing
Language eng
Conference Title HADRONS AND NUCLEI: First International Symposium; 20-22 Feb 2001; Seoul (Korea)
Bibliographic Citation Whelan, H. T., Houle, J. M., Whelan, N. T., Donohoe, D. L., Cwiklinski, J., Schmidt, M. H., Gould, L., Larson, D. L., Meyer, G. A., Cevenini, V., & Stinson, H. (2000). NASA light-emitting diode medical program-progress in space flight and terrestrial applications. Space Technology and Applications International Forum, 504, 37-43.
Rights Management (c)American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Whelan, H. T., Houle, J. M., Whelan, N. T., Donohoe, D. L., Cwiklinski, J., Schmidt, M. H., Gould, L., Larson, D. L., Meyer, G. A., Cevenini, V., & Stinson, H., Space Technology and Applications International Forum, 504, 2000 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1302454
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