Category Archives: Immunological Issues

By Patrick Lin and Keith Abney www.slate.com [Photo: NASA via Getty Images] Disaster can happen at any moment in space exploration. “A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume that it will explode,” the editors of the journal Astronautics wrote in 1937, and nothing has changed: This August, SpaceX’s rocket blew up on...
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Public Broadcasting Service [Image: NASA] BY JUSTIN SCUILETTI  November 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM EST On Earth, human bodies share many similarities, yet also possess many differences, including factors influenced by both sex and gender. However, what happens to those factors when you put the human body in space? A study assembled by...
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Contact: Laura Niles Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov 281-244-7069 NASA/Johnson Space Center @NASA_Johnson 18-Sep-2014 Our bodies are breeding grounds for microbes — don’t worry, it’s a good thing! As scientists have been telling us for years, not all microbes are bad. Many active enzymes and bacteria are merely benign, and, in moderation, are beneficial...
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