We’ve sent man to the moon, now NASA is developing capabilities to send humans to Mars by 2030. This sounds exciting and could be considered the ‘moon landing of our generation’. However questions have now surfaced asking ‘what happens to your brain on the way to Mars’?
The latest Dementia News looks at new research which has been published in the Journal Science Advances, undertaken by researchers from the University of California Irvine, that aimed to answer this very question.
The Californian researchers found that mice exposed to galactic cosmic rays, similar to what astronauts would be exposed to in space, receive damage to the central nervous system, which includes the brain.
It’s fascinating stuff, check out the full article at Dementia News or watch the animation from the University of California for more.