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Dr. Shepherd interview on Astro3DO with TRISH

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) want to help mitigate the risk of muscle and bone mass loss during long-duration space flights. Supported by TRISH, John Shepherd and his research team at the University of Hawaii Honolulu Cancer Center are working on their project, Astro-3DO, which will use 3D optical cameras to measure the body shape and mass composition of astronauts in space. Using knowledge gained from previous cancer research, the project aims to help lessen the debilitating loss of muscle and bone mass during long-duration space flights and gain a better understanding of how muscle deterioration can impact human longevity.

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