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Mice on the International Space Station have been bulking up thanks to an experimental gene treatment that’s designed to prevent the muscle atrophy normally caused by being in a microgravity environment. Apart from helping astronauts cope with space, the research also has potential implications for people on earth struggling with muscle loss due to age or injury.
Sure enough, space mice injected with the decoy receptor gained a double benefit: They kept their muscles buff and their bone density high. Bone and muscle even grew, so that the treated mice touched down with more of those tissues than untreated mice that were left on the ground.
NASA is looking for companies to help mine the moon and will pay up to $25,000 for about a pound of the lunar surface.
While there would be scientific benefits, it’s also a technology development program, Bridenstine said, that would give companies practice in extracting resources from the lunar surface and then selling them.
China says it has launched and landed a reusable spacecraft.
IPOs to watch this week: Snowflake, Unity Software, Sumo Logic, JFrog. Snowflake is a cloud …
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