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Long-duration space missions have lasting effects on spinal muscles

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. Some changes in muscle composition are still present up to four years after long-duration spaceflight, according to the new research by Katelyn… Read More »

Cheap Infrared Scanners Thanks to Quantum Effects and Wavelength Shifts

Infrared spectroscopy is commonly used for testing the strength of various materials, to study archaeological finds, and in forensics. It’s a bit of a niche in medicine, partially due to the fact that the visible spectrum is itself so useful and equipment relying on it cheap to acquire. Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology… Read More »