Spending time in space can lead to brain damage, new research shows

Spending time in space can damage the brains of astronauts, according to new research that poses questions for the long-term risks of future space travel.Blood tests of space travellers indicate a slight but persistent brain injury and a faster ageing of the brain upon returning to earth, scientists at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich say in a study published in the Jama Neurology journal in October.The research came just days before Star Trek icon William Shatner became the…


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