Weightless Space Environment Could Give You A Bad Case Of Diarrhea (Or Worse)

Weightless Space Environment Could Give You A Bad Case Of Diarrhea (Or Worse)
Research reported in the August 2015 issue of The Federation Of American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal suggests that in weightless environments, mouse intestine microbiomes undergo changes in the balance of bacteria and the function of immune cells, rendering the gut more prone to inflammation. The paper, "Simulated microgravity disrupts intestinal homeostasis and increases colitis susceptibility,"  was coauthored by Pingping Li, Junxiu Shi, Peng Zhang, Ke Wang, Jinglong Li, Hongju Liu, Yu Zhou, Xi Xu, Jie Hao, Xiuyuan Sun, Xuewen Pang, Yan Li, Hounan Wu, Xiaoping Che
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