This technology is also making it possible for astronauts to travel to Mars, since astronauts are at a greater risk for developing kidney stones during space travel. It’s so important to NASA, the space agency has been funding the research for the last 10 years. “They could potentially use this technology while there, to help break a stone or push it to where they could help stay on their mission and not have to come back to land,” said Harper.
The research has been published in the Journal of Urology.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from KOMO News: A groundbreaking medical procedure for those with kidney stones will soon be offered at the University of Washington after more than two decades of research. It will also give astronauts the go ahead they need from NASA to travel to Mars. It’s a gr… Read More