Spaceflight Alters Gut Bacteria in the Same Ways, Every Time

Northwestern University researchers found that spaceflight has a consistent effect on gut bacteria. After comparing data from mice in space and studies on Earth using a tool they developed called STARMAPS, they found something surprising. The cause of changes in gut bacteria during spaceflight isn't radiation.
Published: 5:36 AM EDT August 22, 2019
Updated: 5:14 PM EDT August 21, 2019