A Trip to Mars Could Increase Chances of Alzheimer's for Astronauts
January 2, 2013
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A new study has found that prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation could increase the risk of developing neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The findings raise questions about the dangers associated with future manned mission to Mars.
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