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Another NASA Spinoff That NASA Ignores

By Keith Cowing
May 19, 2015
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Another NASA Spinoff That NASA Ignores

First In Humans Clinical Trial Demonstrates Non-Invasive Expulsion of Kidney Stones, NSBRI
“The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) announced that Dr. Jonathan Harper will present the findings of an FDA-registered “first in humans” trial to non-surgically propel and expel kidney stones from the body, during today’s plenary session at the 2015 American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting in New Orleans. … This clinical trial has been advanced with funding from NSBRI, as a project within the portfolio of the Institute’s Smart Medical Systems and Technology (SMST) Team. The goal of the SMST Team is to develop intelligent, integrated medical systems to deliver quality health care during spaceflight and exploration. New technologies developed by this team also deliver immediate benefits for medical care on Earth.”
Keith’s note: NASA funding into space exploration has resulted in technology with clear potential to deliver health benefits to the population as whole back on Earth. This is the sort of “spinoff” NASA yearns to develop. But try and find mention of this news online at NASA at ISS National Lab, CASIS, NASA Spinoff page, NASA Technology, etc. You won’t. Why?

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