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Clinical Benefits of Bioastronautics

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Abstract

Advances in bioastronautics encompassing the study and support of life in space have applications that enhance health on Earth. Clinical benefits of bioastronautics include new knowledge, approaches, and technologies for screening, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. The benefits are far-reaching and positively impact healthcare delivery from top-tier medical centers to rural communities to harsh remote environments with restricted access to medical care.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Space Medicine, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Laurence R. Young
    • 1
  • Jeffrey P. Sutton
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Center for Space MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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