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NASA links nanobacteria to kidney stones and other diseases
...help reduce the risk for kidney stone formation in astronauts
and would also be of benefit to the nearly one million Americans who are treated for kidney stones each year. ...
Scientist-astronaut sends T-cells into space
... 2006. "We're doing this experiment because many astronauts
are immunosuppressed during flight. Their T-cells ...s in the 1960s and 1970s, when 15 out of 29 Apollo astronauts
developed infections during their missions or soon after landing. Subsequent experiments aboard Skyl...
U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts
... University of Minnesota have identified a way for astronauts
to reduce their risk of developing kidney stones w...become longer, the number is likely to grow. While astronauts
have exercised in space to attempt to combat bone loss, the lack of gravity makes it difficult to ac...
Microscopic passengers to hitch ride on space shuttle
...nt will help NASA scientists evaluate the risks to astronauts
on future exploration missions planned to go to th... simulate spaceflight, thus increasing the risk of astronauts
becoming sick during flight. Whatever the mission or its duration, microbes are present where there ...
One therapeutic dose of radiation causes 30 percent spongy bone loss in mice
...tions for patients receiving radiation therapy and astronauts
traveling on long space flights. "We were really...re exposed to the effects of microgravity. So far, astronauts
have not been exposed to the increased radiation of outer space, but that will change when they unde...
Mars mission Risk 29: Scientists research ways to reduce radiation-induced brain damage
... has sketched out a roadmap laying out 45 risks to astronauts
in a space mission that is likely to last two year...ew members. Risk 29 addresses the fact that Mars astronauts
will be bombarded by high-energy cosmic radiation ?shielded on Earth by the atmosphere and the Van A...
Researcher to study astronaut bone loss for space biology agency
... patients experience bone loss for the same reason astronauts
do: their skeletons have not borne any weight. "Th...is makes their rehabilitation risky, because, like astronauts
who have returned to earth, they are predisposed to fractures." Long's research project will focu...