Genetics

Does your DNA really change in space?

Results from an important NASA experiment – in which astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space while his identical twin brother Mark stayed on Earth – have started to come in. Last week, a number of media outlets ...

Ophthalmology

Optometrists investigate changes in eye structure in astronauts

Astronauts who spend time aboard the International Space Station return to Earth with changes to the structure of their eyes which could impact their vision. NASA has studied the phenomenon, known as space flight-associated ...

Other

Astronauts may get space fever

(HealthDay)—Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts' body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports.

Medical research

Space station crew takes a breather with lung tissue investigation

The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an area that hasn't received ...

Medical research

Keeping the rhythm in space

Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how ...

Medical research

Mice headed for space to test bone-building drug

What do space travel, rodents and a bone-building protein all have in common? A team of UCLA scientists is bringing these three elements together to test an experimental drug that could one day result in a treatment for osteoporosis, ...

page 2 from 5