Roundworms may be the answer to bone, muscle atrophy in space


Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For the first time in history, it may actually be a good thing to tell someone, “I’ve got worms.” NASA scientists are about to begin experimenting on the International Space Station with tiny roundworms (Caenorhabditis elegans) to solve one of space’s most cloying problems: bone and muscle atrophy.…

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