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Can we protect astronauts from radiation?
« on: 21/11/2011 15:38:53 »
A way to boost the effectiveness of radiotherapy and protect patients and even astronauts from the effects of radiation exposure has been discovered by scientists at Oslo University.

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Can we protect astronauts from radiation?
« Reply #1 on: 22/11/2011 14:57:21 »
What are the effects on 3rd and 4th and 5th, ... batch of cells?

If the effects are very long lasting, then an astronaut who DOES get a tumor has one less treatment option :/
On the other side, this could be used prophylactically against melanoma for people who're going on a "sunbathing vacation".

In any case, the long term effects will be decisive for the success of this line of thought
 

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Can we protect astronauts from radiation?
« Reply #2 on: 26/11/2011 08:51:21 »
A good point. They point they are making is that the pathway that subserves this radio-resistance is now understood, making it easier, ultimately, to manipulate it.

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« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2011 17:21:54 »
I think that the only way to shield from cosmic plasma as well as small traveling debris is to use a powerful strong magnetic field for a shield from CME's, Plasma in the Van allen belt. intense radiation surrounding space craft.  This magnetic field should work like the Earths magnnetosphere. Possibly many fields to cover space craft.  Just thinking always.
 

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