Understanding the Effects of Space Missions on Human Health and Behavior - Curetalks

Understanding the Effects of Space Missions on Human Health and Behavior

Space scientists speculate that we will likely set foot on mars in the next two decades, yet we know little about how our brains and bodies change and respond to the space environment and the use of medications that go along with space missions. In the past couple years the growth of commercial space flight missions conducting health research on civilians has created an exciting new avenue to understand human health and behavior in microgravity. New tools are being developed to learn spaceflight specific molecular, physiological, and behavioral changes in a human body and to test medicines beyond our planet. We are talking to Dr. Mathias Basner of University of Pennsylvania, who studies astronaut behavioral health on long-duration space missions. In the discussion we will be understanding the various effects of microgravity on human health, cognition and behavior.

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