Musclebound Mice Thrived In Space With The Help Of A Drug : Shots – Health News – NPR
The mouse on the right has been engineered to have four times the muscle mass of a normal lab mouse. A drug to achieve the same effect was recently tested in space.
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Some mighty mice have overcome one of the major obstacles to interplanetary space flight: muscle and bone loss.
The mice got a drug that prevented the usual decreases in muscle and bone mass during a month on the International Space Station, a team reports in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of …