New research now shows that the pinworm hermaphrodit vagy nematode worm adapts much better to spaceflight. This species was chosen because it was the first multicellular life form to have its full genetic structure mapped.
Afterwards, researchers found the astronaut worms showed less toxic proteins in their muscles than if they had stayed on Earth, according to results published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports recently.
All in the genes The scientists were intrigued and further investigation revealed that seven genes were less active in space.
The worm that feels at home in space
Pinworm hermaphrodit vagy on the Space Station was preventing certain genes from functioning normally. Elegans Surprisingly, the worms seemed to function better without them.
What would happen if the same genes were turned off in a laboratory?
The researchers found that worms raised without the seven genes also lived longer and healthier. The results from this study suggest that muscles are adapting rather than reacting involuntarily to space conditions. It may also be that spaceflight slows the process of ageing.
Pinworm hermaphrodit vagy landing André finished his second mission to the International Space Station on 1 July landing in the Kazakh steppe. This mission carried more worms for follow-up study, pinworm hermaphrodit vagy this time the astronaut himself was investigated as pinworm hermaphrodit vagy.
After six months in space, scientists are eager to see how his muscles have reacted to spaceflight.
Unlike the worms André took with him, the astronaut is being allowed a few weeks to recuperate from his tiring space travel before scientists put his muscles under the microscope. Like You have already liked this page, you can only like it once!