NASA Technologies finds role of Bacteria in Breast Cancer


Using terrestrial defense methods that make sure NASA spaceship do not pollute other worlds, researchers, counting one of Indian-origin; have found a link flanked by bacteria in breast fluid and breast cancer. The breast ductal system contains the glands that create milk and naturally secretes a substance called ‘nipple aspirate fluid’. For the learning, the researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, working the same sequencing and therapy methods used for examining bacteria in spacecraft assembly rooms. ‘We applied these planetary protection techniques in the first-ever study of microorganisms in human breast ductal fluid, conveyed by Parag Vaishampayan, scientist in biotechnology and planetary protection at JPL

The founder found differences flanked by the ductal fluid bacteria found in women who have knowledgeable breast cancer, and the bacteria there in those who have not. The answer was published in the online journal Scientific information.  The founder squad set up that the community of microbes in breast fluid differed considerably flanked by two groups 23 healthy women and 25 women who had a history of breast cancer and had gone through treatment. It was then analyzed with next-generation genomic sequencing, which has also been used for investigative bacteria in NASA spacecraft congregation facilities.  NASA scientists collaborated with cancer researchers from dissimilar institutions. ‘Collaboration between JPL space technology experts and medical researchers will carry on propelling innovative discoveries,’ Vaishampayan, who earned in PhD from University of Pune in Maharashtra, conveyed. ‘This book represents an achievement for JPL’s Medical Engineering Forum Initiative, which focuses on applying NASA technology for checkup needs here on Earth,’ JPL’s Leon Alkalai, who is spearheading the initiative conveyed in a statement.