The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images
The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images
Wellness

Medical researchers to use first private space station mission to study immune system, astronauts’ stress and human microbes

  • Astronauts’ immune systems take a beating in space similar to what those of cancer patients experience, providing an opportunity to study ways to mitigate it
  • Meanwhile they will take urine samples for a study of how changes in the human microbiome occur, and their stress levels will be monitored

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The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images
The International Space Station, where a team will look into stress, immunity and the urinary microbiome. Photo: Getty Images
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