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Blood of NASA astronauts shows signs of DNA mutations due to spaceflight and should be monitored

The researchers collected whole blood samples from the astronauts twice, ten days before the space flight and on the day of landing, as well as white blood cells that were collected only once, three days after landing.  Above: Official portrait of Expedition 45/46 long-duration astronaut Scott Kelly

Astronauts’ blood may show signs of DNA mutations after spaceflight, and so their cancer risk should be monitored, a new study reveals. Fourteen astronauts from NASA’s space shuttle program who flew between 1998 and 2001 on shuttle missions averaging 12 days took part in the study: 85% were men and six were on their first …

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Webb Telescope Shows Heart of ‘Ghost Galaxy’ in Ways Hubble Never Could – IGN

Webb Telescope Shows Heart of 'Ghost Galaxy' in Ways Hubble Never Could - IGN

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a stunning view of the heart of the large ghost galaxy, officially known as M74, which lies 32 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces. This latest piece of cosmic art from the JWST is a perfect example of how data captured by multiple orbiting …

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Research shows “remarkable” impacts of grape consumption on health and lifespan

Woman Eating Grapes

Research finds that eating grapes regularly leads to unique gene expression patterns, reduces fatty liver and extends lifespan in mice consuming a high-fat Western-style diet. In comprehensive studies recently published in the journal foods, it was reported that long-term addition of grapes to the diet of mice leads to unique gene expression patterns, reduces fatty …

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Study shows that testosterone can make men affectionate and sociable

Testosterone influences the activity of oxytocin, the so-called hormone

Testosterone is commonly thought to increase sex drives and aggression in men, but a new study shows it also has a hairy side. In experiments, researchers injected male gerbils with testosterone to see how they would behave with their partners. They found that the injections encouraged hugs and “friendly behavior” and prepared them for “positive …

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The study shows that vegetarian women are more likely to fracture their hips later in life

Vegetarian women are more likely to suffer hip fractures later in life than frequent meat eaters, according to a UK study. Researchers analyzed the health and diet records of more than 26,000 women and found that over a period of about 22 years, vegetarians were one-third more likely to break a hip than regular meat …

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