New In-flight medical emergency guidelines published

Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital have developed practical recommendations for in-flight medical emergencies for healthcare professionals, published online today in the journal CMAJ.Air travel especially long haul flights put significant stress and strain on body. Also airline traffic seen significant uptick and is projected to rise. With these we see increasing number of people with … Continue reading New In-flight medical emergency guidelines published

Roadmap to develop strategies for radioresistance to facilitate space exploration published

An international team of researchers from various academic institutions and NASA Ames Research Center have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance in the peer-reviewed journal Oncotarget. This is important as our interest in space exploration and colonization is increasing and therefore, research into methods of enhancing radioresistance to protect against the various forms of … Continue reading Roadmap to develop strategies for radioresistance to facilitate space exploration published

Microgravity and cellular adaptation

Based on real-time readings on the ISS conducted by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, University of Zurich¬†scientists Oliver Ullrich and Cora Thiel can now reveal that cells are able to respond to changes in gravitational conditions very quickly and continue functioning. The research team used the alleged oxidative burst an old evolutionary mechanism to exterminate bacteria … Continue reading Microgravity and cellular adaptation