May 22, 2017
Brinda Rana PhD is participating in the analysis of data from the NASA Twins Study that focused on identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly. Scott recently become the first US astronaut to spend a year in space while Mark, also an astronaut, remained on earth. The study is beginning to shed light on the physical effects of extremely stressful space travel which seem to correlate to the aging process and the onset of certain diseases. In addition to learning about how the human body might respond to a long trip to Mars, scientists are also learning about how to identify molecular markers for better treatment and prevention of diseases on earth.
Stein Institute for Research on Aging UCSD