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5:30 pm

Teen Science Cafe | Finding the Fountain of Youth in Space

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Science Stage 250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 United States
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Investigating the Role of Stem Cells in Spaceflight Telomere Elongation Up in space, astronauts experience physiological changes reminiscent of aging such as muscle atrophy, loss of bone density, and stiffened arteries. However, they have been found to develop "longer" cellular telomeres at the same time. Because longer telomeres are linked to youth, this suggests that spaceflight Read more...

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