Capturing the moment

UND Space Studies graduate student Sophie Orr is studying how to prevent motion-related injury in astronauts as they explore new environments in space. By working with motion-capture technology, usually reserved for Hollywood productions, Orr’s long-term goal is to use the research to build a better, more efficient spacesuit. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Real Therapy

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is home to research into, among other areas, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases; in issues affecting Baby Boomers; and of cancers that commonly strike North Dakotans.

UND SMHS has been awarded $30 million over the last 10 years to advance investigations into diseases of the brain. We focus in this article on the work of three researchers at SMHS.