This Week's NASA Spinoff That NASA Won't Be Telling You About

NASA-funded Research: Earlier Detection of Bone Loss May be in Future, ASU

"Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it's hard to know. Scientists at Arizona State University and NASA are taking on this medical challenge by developing and applying a technique that originated in the Earth sciences. In a new study, this technique was more sensitive in detecting bone loss than the X-ray method used today, with less risk to patients. Eventually, it may find use in clinical settings, and could pave the way for additional innovative biosignatures to detect disease."

Keith's note: Wow. A real spinoff - one with an immense potential benefit to people living on Earth. But is there any mention of this PNAS paper at NASA or CASIS? Of course not. Indeed, neither NASA or CASIS seem to be at all interested in promoting ongoing results of space-based and NASA-funded research - unless its budget time, that is. Indeed, no one in the ISS utilization world can find the vanishingly small amount money needed to put this simple, regularly-generated listing of actual research publications online. Any PR-savvy organization looking to make its accomplishments known would be making sure that the AARP knew about this. Not NASA. Baffling.

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness 25 May 2012 (Recent Space Life Science Research Results)

Keith's update: NASA OCT's @NASASpinoff did take time out today to tweet about "Space bread".

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