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Researchers Study Muscle Cell Damage That Occurs When Astronauts Return From Space

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April 20, 2001
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Medical College Of Georgia
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Astronauts returning from a bout of weightlessness experience painful tearing of muscle cells when they set foot on earth. But much like a punctured tire is patched, muscles cells literally ripped apart by use after even a week of disuse appear to patch themselves in a matter of seconds, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia.

Astronauts returning from a bout of weightlessness experience painful tearing of muscle cells when they set foot on earth.


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