Understanding the effects of microgravity on P-glycoprotein

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Deep space is most likely going to be humanity’s final frontier, and space travel will undoubtedly become much more common in the future. However, space is a very hostile environment not only because of the technical difficulties that entail going there, but also because of the detrimental effects that constant microgravity … Read more

Virgin Galactic Researchers to Wear Biometric Suits in Study of Microgravity Effects

Virgin Galactic Holdings will be bringing a team of researchers into space to study the effects of microgravity on the human body. Two of the researchers are members of the Italian Air Force, while the third represents the National Research Council (NRC). All three will be traveling aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity vessel and are … Read more

DNA Can Repair Itself in Microgravity, Proves a 1st CRISPR Experiment in Space

NASA astronaut Christina Koch works on the “Genes in Space-6” investigation [Credits – NASA] In Space explorations, humans can be exposed to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation in outer space. For this astronauts in International Space Station (ISS) is studying DNA repair in micro-gravity i.e. in space. In the first use of CRISPR genome … Read more