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Space Reshapes Astronauts’ Brains: Study

Astronauts’ brains change shape while in space, a new study indicates. Brain scans of astronauts before and after spaceflight found their brains compress and expand during space missions. The findings could lead to new ways to treat health conditions that affect brain function, according to the University of Michigan researchers. The NASA-funded study included 12 astronauts who spent two weeks on the Space Shuttle and 14 who spent six months on the International Space Station. MRIs showed that all had increases and decreases in gray matter in different parts of…

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