Life Science Research - Who Needs It?

Researchers find a potential key to human immune suppression in space

"Researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center have identified a set of key immune-response genes that do not turn on in a weightless environment. The discovery is another clue in the effort to solve an almost 40-year-old mystery: why the human immune system does not function well in the weightlessness of space."

Editor's note: Of course this is exactly the sort of basic research into crew health that NASA's new exploration plans intend to cancel.

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