Studying Astronaut Health Could Benefit Medicine for All

Ever since the Apollo missions, the health of astronauts have suffered long after their time in space was over. From reduced bone density to weakened muscles to cardiovascular damage, low gravity environments take a toll on the human body. Many of the astronauts’ ailments closely resemble conditions suffered by those of advanced age, from back pain to osteoporosis, the research of low gravity healthcare goes beyond astronauts alone.

Fortunately, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) researchers are working to understand, develop protocols and treatments that can help astronauts and the general population[…]

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