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
Dried plums outperformed some medications in a bone health study (in mice) at NASA Ames.
Patients with kidney disease have to avoid potassium, so researchers in Italy grew microgreens in low-potassium fertilizer, potentially sparking an idea for a new food product.
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…
Researchers found a gene that, when it is suppressed, reduces injury to the heart valve during the sleep/wake transition in mice. Who knew that the circadian rhythm genes could have such a profound impact on our physiology?