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NASA grant will explore impact of space travel on brain

NASA grant will explore impact of space travel on brain

November 12, 2015

Kerry O’Banion, professor of neurobiology and anatomy, has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Houston, We Have Another Problem

Houston, We Have Another Problem

December 31, 2012

Cosmic radiation – which would bombard astronauts on deep space missions to places like Mars – could accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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