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Hanli Liu, professor of bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and Jacek Dmochowski, assistant professor of bioengineering at City University of New York, are working to use LED light to improve memory and cognitive function in astronauts during space missions.
The two are co-investigators on an $800,000 NASA grant that will deliver a light-based technology to increase the energy available to brain cells and improve astronaut performance.
Hanli Liu, professor of bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, focuses her research on NIR light delivery to the brain. Courtesy of the University of Texas at Arlington.
With the NASA grant, Liu will investigate whether LEDs can replace lasers as the…