Could mice orbiting the Earth hold the key to stopping aging? International Space Station set for experiment

In a new experiment on the International Space Station, both young and old mice are being studied to determine the effect that space travel has on aging. Signs of aging previously reported include decreased bone density, cardiovascular issues, and loss of skeletal muscle. This study aims to compare inbred mice provided by Taconic Biosciences at two different ages to study the activity levels and aging-related symptoms in both cohorts:

Could mice orbiting the Earth hold the key to stopping aging? International Space Station set for experiment"A radical experiment monitoring how mice get old as they orbit the Earth could reveal new clues in the battle against aging.

The new experiment on the International Space Station is using use young and old mice flown in space and kept on Earth.

By comparing them it hopes to spot signs of the 'superfast' aging that occurs in microgravity.

Researchers believe the study could help slow aging on Earth, also also give new insight into how it could affect astronauts on long duration missions in space."
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