Check the station genetically modified mice: help reveal the secret of aging

September 21, NASA scientists will be 10 transgenic mice to the International Space Station. These mice lack a gene that has a normal mice, known as “Muscle RING finger protein 1” (MuRF-1). This gene can lead to muscle degeneration.

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September 21, NASA scientists will be 10 transgenic mice to the International Space Station. These mice lack a gene that has a normal mice, known as “Muscle RING finger protein 1” (MuRF-1). This gene can lead to muscle degeneration. Scientists hope that under the microgravity environment of genetically modified mice were analyzed using analysis found that the development of drugs against muscle loss.

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To help transgenic mice successfully completed their mission, NASA gave them the construction of a special comfort zone. This system is used in rat nest to prevent food and water four fluttering.

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10 transgenic mice will spend a month in space, will be in addition to the longest stay in space outside the human mammal. Prior to execution of the task, the mice usually stay about two weeks at the space station. Photo, researchers are doing pre-launch preparations.

September 21, NASA scientists will be 10 transgenic mice to the International Space Station. These mice lack a gene that has a normal mice, known as “Muscle RING finger protein 1” (MuRF-1). This gene can lead to muscle degeneration. Scientists hope that under the microgravity environment of genetically modified mice were analyzed using analysis of drug development against muscle loss.

10 transgenic mice will spend a month in space, will be in addition to the longest stay in space outside the human mammal. Prior to execution of the task, the mice usually stay about two weeks at the space station. “Muscle ring finger protein 1” gene responsible for the human and mouse mark the destruction of muscle protein. Accelerated muscle loss due to aging and other chronic diseases caused by side, this gene also plays an important role.

To help transgenic mice successfully completed their mission, NASA gave them the construction of a special comfort zone. This system is used in rat nest to prevent food and water four fluttering. Space Center for the Advancement of Science – Michael Roberts told the magazine “Popular Science” interview, said: “The mouse is far less than the life of human beings by the mice fed the space station and its research, you can get with the bones and muscles. far more than the loss of information about the human study. “

Many space agencies are full of keen interest to this study, because no one wanted to take the lead in humans to Mars. From Earth to Mars during any astronaut’s body must undergo rigorous tests. Microgravity environment of space means that astronauts no longer need some determined muscles, resulting in a gradual loss of these muscles. Novartis Institute for Biomedical Project Leader Sam – Cadena said: “Muscle is the repository of amino acids, the amino acid is the only repository if muscle loss, health status drops..”

In addition to the transgenic mice, the cargo on the 21st launch also includes a 3D printer, a device used to measure the Earth’s sea breeze, 30 flies and metal samples a golf club manufacturer. In addition to food, clothing, electronic gear and batteries for space suits.

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