Week in space changes the eye

space changesThe total of 13 days in space enough to cause profound changes in the structure of the eye and the expression of genes, the study, which was led by scientists from the Space Center Lyndon Jones from Houston (USA). In the study, researchers studied how low gravity, cosmic radiation and oxidation stress affect the mice. In addition, this is the first study that has examined the expression of genes involved in the work of the eye, as well as the behavior of the cells after space flight. The scientists found changes in the expression of genes that help cells to cope with oxidation stress in the retina that occurs, probably due to radiation exposure. These changes are partially reversible after returning to Earth. Continue reading “Week in space changes the eye”