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Why Astronauts Lose Their Sight

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:16 PM

Russian Experiment Reveals Why Astronauts Lose Their Sight


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, October 4 (RIA Novosti) - A top Russian scientist said Friday that an experiment that saw dozens of animals blasted into orbit on a satellite has offered up new clues about why astronauts’ eyesight deteriorates in space.

Vladimir Sychev, deputy director of Russia’s Institute of Medical and Biological Studies, said the experiment revealed that capacity of the cerebral arteries plummets in space, which accounts for the effect on vision.

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