Micro Life Zone
Asked by fenng222 to Brad, Chris, Goli, Herbert, Kate on 21 May 2012. This question was also asked by tayla07.
Keywords: benefit, outcome, research
I believe the work we do will greatly impact the world, considering how common and deadly cancer is. If we can understand cancer better, we can shift it from a disease that kills people to a disease that people may have but are treated for (much like diabetes is now).
The work I am doing is on first aid and wound care. Wounds could be caused anywhere, from cuts, scrapes, punctures, etc, and I hope that, if anything, I can help people have a better quality of life when they are healing. It isn’t just a cosmetic cover, but I am looking at how to heal the wound faster than if it wasn’t protected.
When people get older, or have certain diseases, their skin is very fragile – we also need bandages and tapes that is gentle on the skin so it doesn’t rip it off when you remove it. It is also another part of my research – gentle skin adhesives.
Anything we can learn about how the world and Universe work and what our place is in it helps us to live better. By learning the secrets of space, we can understand better how everything on Earth works. The very small scales of physics related to the largest scales in space. Science is one big circle, and we need to understand all the parts of the circle.
We are also working on more direct things, like cleaning up space junk so it doesn’t damage all the satellites in space that we use for communication or astronauts.
Much like Goli’s work, mine will lead to a better understanding of cancer and ultimately to better therapies.
By BRIDGE8 under license from Mangorolla CIC 2020