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Hundreds of worms are traveling to ISS to unravel muscle loss in space
The United Kingdom Space Agency is sending hundreds of Caenorhabditis elegans to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year as part of its Molecular Muscle Experiment. Sending the colony of worms is expected to help the scientists learn about muscle loss in space and in turn, could lead to new treatments to muscle conditions on Earth, the agency announced through an official blog. Astronauts lose up to 40 percent of their muscle after just six months in space.
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