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Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test
A new test for offers the possibility of near real time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma. (2015-08-18)

Cheek muscles hold up better than leg muscles in space
It is well known that muscles need resistance (gravity) to maintain optimal health, and when they do not have this resistance, they deteriorate. (2015-07-01)

Research shows sleep loss impedes decision making in crisis
The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. (2015-05-08)

Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary
The glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image aptly resembles an exploding shell in a fireworks display. This vibrant image of the star cluster Westerlund 2 has been released to celebrate Hubble's 25th year in orbit and a quarter of a century of new discoveries, stunning images and outstanding science. (2015-04-23)

NASA-funded X-ray Instrument Settles Interstellar Debate
New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky. (2014-07-30)

Glow in Space is Evidence of A Hot Bubble in Our Galaxy
When we look up to the heavens on a clear night, we see an immense dark sky with uncountable stars. (2014-07-28)

Fruit fly immunity fails with fungus after (space)flight
Before you swat away the next fruit fly, consider instead just how similar its biological complexities are to our own. (2014-07-07)

To Boldly Go? Experts Issue Ethics Guidelines for Health Standards on NASA's Next Generation of Risky Missions
Health and ethics experts issue principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights. (2014-04-03)

Space flies offer clues about microgravity's impact on astronauts
Fruit flies bred in space are offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts' immune systems may be damaged during prolonged space travel. (2014-02-03)

Fungal pathogen shows profound effects from spaceflight
At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Cheryl Nickerson and her team have been investigating the intriguing effects of spaceflight on microbial pathogens. (2013-12-17)

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