Cardiac Biology In Space
Astronauts experience structural changes to their heart during long-duration #spaceflight, but the biological basis of that is not clearly understood. Jonathon Baio, a doctoral student at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine, details an investigation of cardiovascular stem cells that hopes to better understand their role in cardiac biology and tissue regeneration. This could advance ways to maintain cardiac health of #astronauts during extended missions in #Space as well inform future treatments to reverse heart muscle loss upon return to Earth, and may help the medical community combat cardiovascular disease, one of the world’s leading causes of death.
Credit to : NASA