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Tax dollars at work: laser for space find Cataracts earlier.

Tax dollars at work: laser for space find Cataracts earlier.

http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/21961/

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The new technique uses dynamic light scattering (DLS) to detect small proteins called alpha crystallins in the eye's lens. These are known to play a natural role in preventing cataracts from forming by sticking to larger proteins and stopping them from unraveling. If the larger proteins cannot unravel, then they cannot stick together.
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Shalin

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List of space-related benefits on earth

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I wonder if there's some list out there of things that we've gotten from the space program. All I know of is Velcro and I think Teflon.

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uhmmm, are you just baiting me? ;) see link...

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