Jul 132012
 
The Worm That Feels At Home in Space

  Astronauts return to Earth weakened and unsteady after weightlessness and radiation in space take their toll on the human body. New research now shows that the humble nematode worm adapts much better to spaceflight. Caenorhabditis elegans is a transparent nematode worm about 1 mm in length. It lives in temperate soil but research shows [continue reading]