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Unlocking a Mystery of Human Disease…in Space

An experiment just launched into orbit by a team of Caltech researchers could be an important step toward understanding a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Huntington's disease...

Astronauts’ hearts become more spherical in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a...

Scientists brave the ‘vomit comet’ to improve astronauts’ heart health

The human heart was not meant to pump in space. Early astronauts in the Apollo program performed every conceivable physical test to ensure that they...

Tackling tumors with space station research

In space, things don't always behave the way we expect them to. In the case of cancer, researchers have found that this is a...
Insecticide-resistant flies 'rubbish' at courting females

Space-raised flies show weakened immunity to fungus

Venturing into space might be a bold adventure, but it may not be good for your immune system. Now a study by researchers at the...

NASA Works Towards Cygnus Launch; Possible Repair Space Walks

NASA engineers continued efforts Sunday to regulate temperatures in one of two cooling loops on the International Space Station affected by the malfunction last...

Magnetic propulsion system offers new possibilities for space exploration

New electromagnetic propulsion technology being tested by the University of Maryland's Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory (SPPL) on the International Space Station could revolutionize...

The sounds of science – melting of iceberg creates surprising ocean...

There is growing concern about how much noise humans generate in marine environments through shipping, oil exploration and other developments, but a new study...

Fighting fires in outer space

Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on...

NASA 2011 Year in Review

In 2011, NASA began developing a heavy-lift rocket for the human exploration of deep space, helped foster a new era of commercial spaceflight and...

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