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Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss

It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping healthy on long-duration space missions may be found in a barely a millimeter long.

C. Elegans for Science
Caenorhabditis elegans — a millimeter-long roundworm with a genetic makeup scientists understand — will be central to a pair of investigations into of astronauts on the in the first few months of 2015.


By Bill Hubscher
International Program Science Office
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA/Johnson Space Center