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Originally developed to grow plants in space, these LED chips are now being used to battle pains from arthritis

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Tiny LED chips used to grow plants on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station are lighting the way for wound healing and chronic pain alleviation on Earth. Developed with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) support from Marshall Space Flight Center, the LED chips have made their way into a noninvasive, handheld medical device. Intended for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis, stiffness, and muscle spasms, the technology has also been shown to help reduce certain side effects of chemotherapy.

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Source: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2011/pdf/Spinoff2011.pdf

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