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UH Cancer Center, NASA project to combat astronaut muscle loss

UH Cancer Center researchers Michael Wong, Jonathan Bennett and John Shepherd at NASA's Human Research Program meeting.

A University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher, in partnership with NASA, will measure the body shape and mass composition of astronauts in space. John Shepherd and his team will use 3D optical cameras as part of the Polaris Dawn human spaceflight mission scheduled to launch in April. 

Learn more about the SRL Study:

Space-Feasible Body Composition and Body Shape Analysis for Long Duration Missions (Astro3DO)

Long-duration space flights and extraterrestrial colonizing magnify physiology challenges for the voyagers involved, including debilitating loss of muscle and bone mass… Read more

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