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LED Technology Reduces Chemotherapy's Side Effects

gabbo529 (1993036) writes | more than 3 years ago

NASA 2

gabbo529 writes "Medical researchers have developed a new technology that will help cancer patients stave off the effects of chemotherapy.

Called High Emissivity Aluminiferous Luminescent Substrate, or HEALS, it's a chip covered with hundreds of sand-grain sized light emitting diodes, each of which emits energy equivalent to 12 times that of the sun. The lights are in a small box that is held near the patient's head, while the light, which is in the far red and infrared part of the spectrum, shines on the skin.

The technology was originally developed by NASA for plant growth experiments on space shuttle flights."

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Fascinating article... (1)

Muad'Dave (255648) | more than 3 years ago | (#35382818)

...but they don't mention or propose a mechanism by which this device is effective in healing oral mucositis. Any ideas?

How.... (1)

kyuubiunl (1747574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35384276)

Does this device emit 12x the power of the sun, heal an internal injury with IR/Red spectrums on skin, and EMIT NO HEAT?
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