Who Knew NASA Technology Would Benefit Cancer Patients?

It's true. If you're tech savvy in space, you have the tools necessary to cure cancer.

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Here's why: 2D X-rays. Oftentimes cancer cells are completely missed because of them, hence only discovered much later when they're even more difficult to treat. However, thanks to certain technologies actual astronauts use, we might be seeing doctors wielding such innovations thanks to a £1 million grant from the UK Space Agency.

The Idea Is to Pioneer a Revolutionary Portable 3D Medical X-Ray Machine


The same technology utilized to view the distant stars from other galaxies will actually be employed for the use of locating cancer cells early. How's that for revolutionary? This multiplies infinitely just how effective our doctors will become, able to locate suspect areas for tumor growth and catching it before it ends up a bigger problem than it should.

That's typically the worst weapon of cancer -- it grows while you're not even aware, and when you know it's there, it's already too late.

Interestingly enough, this new 3D machine will be much smaller and more portable. Additionally it will have connectivity with satellites, allowing for seamless and flexible service during surgeries without the need for a trip to the X-ray or CT scan room. When you think about such enterprising technology designed to reach out into the cosmos, we then realize that sometimes the new frontier doesn't exist out there, but inside all of us.

We're the new frontier.

With This New Innovation, Spending on Research Will Be Positive


We can expect 2.4% spending of GDP on the R&D by 2027. By evaluating effectiveness of field emitters with etching onto specific silicon wafers -- the same stuff used in ion thrusters and X-ray optics for star mapping -- doctors will have it pretty easy in fighting cancer even more. And it's all thanks to space technology!

What do you think about that innovation? Doctors and astronauts working together for the good of mankind: we can live with that. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK WITH YOUR OWN VIGYAA ACCOUNT and be sure to CHECK OUT THE DATA DRIVEN INVESTOR FOR MORE TECHNOLOGY INSIGHTS!

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