Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013
Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013 What started as a food that astronauts could grow themselves is showing potential for lowering cholesterol levels around the world: space research has found a bacterium that can reduce cholesterol by half.
Bedsuit01 May 2013
Bedsuit01 May 2013 Seventies science-fiction or science experiment? Not an actor or space traveller, this ‘pillownaut’ might not have his feet on firm ground, but he is simulating spaceflight by spending three weeks in bed.
Stress to rest 26 April 2013
Stress to rest 26 April 2013 On Sunday, ESA’s bedrest volunteers began lying down for their second three-week session with their heads angled below the horizontal to help research the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Against-the-clock rehearsal for Station immunology test25 April 2013 Simply getting anything into space is tough, but doing so against a strict deadline can be really stressful. Researchers in an ESA laboratory nervously checked the clock as they extracted immune cells – beginning a full dress rehearsal to prepare a ti...
Doctor needed for mission to white space24 April 2013
Doctor needed for mission to white space24 April 2013 It is cold, dark, dangerous and lonely but the views and experience are unforgettable. ESA is looking for a medical doctor to run experiments at the Concordia research base in Antarctica.
Goldfinger26 March 2013
Goldfinger26 March 2013 The internal structure of a human cell in simulated gravity taken on the International Space Station. Pictured here is a monocyte immune cell that plays an integral role in protecting our bodies from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses.