Engineered compound shows promise in preventing bone loss in space

From University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences 19/09/23 A new study published in a Nature Partner Journal, npj Microgravity, finds an engineered compound given to mice aboard the International Space Station (ISS) largely prevented the bone loss associated with time spent in space. The study, led by a transdisciplinary team of professors at […]

Our new home? Webb telescope discovers carbon dioxide on K2-18 b exoplanet

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 14/09/23 A new investigation with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide. Webb’s discovery adds to recent studies suggesting that K2-18 b could be a Hycean exoplanet, one which […]

How being in space impairs astronauts’ immune system

From Karolinska Institutet 28/08/23 A new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has examined how T cells of the immune system are affected by weightlessness. The results, which are published in the journal Science Advances, could explain why astronauts’ T cells become less active and less effective at fighting infection. The next steps […]

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