Caenorhabditis elegans — a millimeter-long roundworm with a genetic makeup scientists understand — will be central to a pair of Japanese Aerospace Agency investigations into muscle and bone loss of astronauts on the International Space Station in the first few months of 2015.
By Bill Hubscher
International Space Station Program Science Office
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Tags: astronauts, space station, International Space Station, tiny roundworm, Japanese Aerospace Agency, muscle and bone loss