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The space explorer's body

The space explorer's body

His gut microbiome showed altered bacterial proportions, although the overall bacterial diversity was intact.

Several proteins also changed during the spaceflight.

  • Elevated levels of collagen, a structural protein was seen in his urine. Looking at this measure along with physiological changes—like those observed in Scott’s eyeballs and vascular system—could be a sign that the body was restructuring.
  • Researchers also observed heightened levels of aquaporin 2, a protein that tends to be a marker of dehydration.

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NASA conducted a study to assess the biological effects that long term space exploration can have on humans. 

A decline in cognitive efficiency was reported.

To study the influence of microgravity, radiation and confinement in long-duration spaceflight, NASA selected twins Scott and Mark Kelly for a unique mission. Scott went to space while Mark was chosen as the control to stay on earth for comparison.

Under stressful situations, normally, there is a change in genetic expression.

Telomeres, are the “caps” that protect the ends of DNA strands.

This study was in no way conclusive or predictive, because of the very small sample size(just one pair of twins), a short study period, just to name a couple of reasons.

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I have been researching about the future of healthcare and how it would change over the coming years with the evolving technologies and the growing population. This context may be way into the future, but it is interesting to consider how space medicine can be possible, as you need more than a rocket to venture out in space!

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