microgravity

Nanoparticle ISS Experiment Could Lead To New Anti-Ageing Therapies

Nanoparticle ISS Experiment Could Lead To New Anti-Ageing Therapies

An upcoming experiment aboard the International Space Station will test the effects of microgravity on living cells mixed with tiny ceramic particles. The test could result in powerful new antioxidants to treat the deleterious effects of prolonged exposure to space as well as various age-related diseases.

Extended Space Travel Could Cause Irreversible Back Damage

Extended Space Travel Could Cause Irreversible Back Damage

New research shows that astronauts who return from extended missions in space experience a significant weakening of their spinal muscles. Disturbingly, their back muscles don’t return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth.