Humans in Space!

What happens when astronaut teams don’t get along?

Professor Contractor Noshir knows how to help you get along better with your coworkers. He studies the interpersonal dynamics of crews in extreme environments,…


Microbes from extreme environments help us study space

Space is a hostile place. It has numerous stressors which make it seem impossible for Earth-like life to thrive there. Some of these stresses include harmful…


Building a better spacesuit for a trip to Mars

An intra-vehicular space suit and a storm shelter will help protect astronauts from radiation during a trip to Mars. Infusing the suit material with graphene…


How does the human body react to being in space?

Is going to space safe for human health? Two astronauts, who were twins, volunteered for a research study to look at how the body changes when it goes into…


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Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that describes several conditions including a decline in thinking skills, memory loss, and altered behavior, feelings and relationships. In contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common…

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Is going to space safe for human health? Two astronauts, who were twins, volunteered for a research study to look at how the body changes when it goes into space. #Twins, #NASA, #NSBRI, #Spaceflight, #HumanSpaceflightProgram

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The immune system is your body’s personal army of soldiers — when it comes across potentially harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria, it will flag those invaders for destruction. However, this defense system is not always perfect. In some cases, it may become overly active and attack healthy body cells,…

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, meaning that brain cells will continuously die off as the illness persists. The brain cells that are mainly affected in Parkinson’s disease are ones that produce dopamine, a chemical in the brain that is known to be important in the control of the…

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For most types of cancer, survival rates have steadily been improving since the 1970s as medical advancements have been made in both cancer diagnosis as well as in treatment. Some of the largest improvements seen have been in the most common cancer types such as prostate cancer, leukaemia, and female breast cancer.…

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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication used for HIV prevention, and should be used by people who are routinely in danger of acquiring HIV (for example, those who have an HIV positive partner, or those who inject drugs). In the United States, about 200,000 women are candidates for PrEP, although only 50,000…