Satellites help map infectious disease vectors 24 November 2014
Satellites help map infectious disease vectors 24 November 2014 Globalised travel, trade, and the changing environment allow certain disease-spreading insects, and tourists infected with these diseases, to travel further, with greater ease, than ever before. Europe is now at risk of hitherto unfamiliar illnesses t...
Portable telemedicine device for medics10 January 2014
Portable telemedicine device for medics10 January 2014 A robust portable device for monitoring vital signs and providing communications for medics developed with the support of ESA offers a lifeline even in the remotest areas on Earth via satcoms.
Space in your heart05 December 2013
Space in your heart05 December 2013 An artificial heart containing miniaturised space technology will soon beat inside a person, having now been approved for human trials in France.
Enough lying about22 October 2013
Enough lying about22 October 2013 ESA’s volunteers recently finished their third and last session lying in bed in the interest of spaceflight and science. They can return to their normal lives after spending their last 21 days in bed with their feet up – once their bodies have recuper...
Spin and bones28 August 2013
Spin and bones28 August 2013 We all have skeletons beneath our skin, so subtracting that skin is a good way to understand how the human body reacts to a ride on a fast-spinning centrifuge, experiencing ‘hypergravity’ in the process.
Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013
Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013 What started as a food that astronauts could grow themselves is showing potential for lowering cholesterol levels around the world: space research has found a bacterium that can reduce cholesterol by half.