Space Anemia Is Real & Scientists Just Worked Out Why

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Space Anemia Is Real & Scientists Just Worked Out Why

Post by Riddick » 01-22-2022 02:22 PM

Since our species first started to spend extended periods of time beyond our planet, researchers have noticed a curious and consistent loss of red blood cells among astronauts. Until recently, the cause of "space anemia" was a mystery.

Some experts have argued it's only a short-term phenomenon – a brief compensation for fluid changes in our bodies under microgravity. A new study, however, points towards a more destructive and lasting mechanism. FULL STORY

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