Credit: New Atlas, by David Szondy, May 6, 2019.
The latest SpaceX Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) included an experiment that could help to combat the ravages of time here on Earth. The European experiment will test how ceramic nanoparticles interact with cells to act as an anti-aging supplement that not only holds promise for alleviating the effects of growing old, but also for combatting chronic illness and space-related stresses for astronauts on prolonged space missions.
The Kubik incubator on the ISS will be used to conduct experiments searching for a longer-lasting antioxidant(Credit: ESA)
The aging process is bafflingly complex, but free radicals play a major role. These are toxic molecules produced as a byproduct of oxygen metabolism that can cause significant damage to cells and tissues………
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