space medicine

Can We Survive in Space? It Might Depend on How Our Gut Microbiome Adapts

For over a century, people have dreamed of the day when humanity (as a species) would venture into space. In…

5 months ago

Researchers Are Building a Simulated Moon/Mars Research Station Deep Underground

In the early days of spaceflight, just getting a satellite into Earth's orbit was an accomplishment. In our era, landing…

1 year ago

Space Flight Destroys Your Red Blood Cells

It’s really true: space wants to kill us. And this time, space is trying to kill us from the inside…

2 years ago

How Would We Do Surgery in Space?

Any mission to Mars requires deeper planning than missions to the ISS or the Moon. Based purely on the length…

4 years ago

Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

A team of Australian researchers have found evidence that microgravity can disrupt the spread of cancer cells, which could lead…

5 years ago

New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It's called atrophy, and…

5 years ago

Gender Generates Biological Challenges For Long Duration Spaceflight

Women are more susceptible to harmful changes in their microbiome during space travel. Understanding those changes will allow female astronauts…

8 years ago

Doctor Who? Astronauts Need To Figure Out Medical Procedures Before Leaving Earth

Should an astronaut get sick on the International Space Station, that could be a bad scene given the nearest hospital…

11 years ago