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Mars Analogue Mission

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Jul 16
An important question for space travel is…should a doctor go along?  Astronauts are some of the strongest, smartest people on the planet, but, even so, there’s only so many skills they can carry between them, especially with all the blood pushing on their eyeballs like that. 

Solar Sails

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Jul 16
There came a moment in our brief history when mankind ceased to worship celestial bodies like the pharaohs of old and began to look to the stars with greater promise. Jules Verne aimed for the moon, Katherine Johnson calculated how to land there, and a young boy named

Challenges of healthcare in zero gravity

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Jul 13
Dr Grant began by explaining that, in space travel, micro-gravity is the largest factor effecting human health, particularly if people plan on coming back to earth.  Note that there is gravity in space – it’s just coming, in varying amounts, from every single large mass,

Manchester MedX and the students behind it

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Jul 13
Three years ago, a group of medical students from the University of Manchester got together to talk about the need for a student platform in Manchester to discuss new innovations in healthcare.In an effort to move away from the standard textbook way of learning, Tariq

Class act: How a team of students devised an app that could save the NHS millions

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Jul 13
Without prior planning, the boys devised a web-based app called MedCloud, which would allow patients and GPs access to a platform that would show how often a patient takes their medication, whether they need their medication to be reviewed and whether the patient has taken