New astronauts have changes in their brains after their first extended mission

Astronauts going on their first long-term space mission have found differences in their brains compared to the brains of more experienced astronauts and those of people who’ve never been to space — particularly growth in the spaces in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid flows, a new study finds. study finds.

Although scientists knew that changed in space and possibly damages the brainThe study is one of the first to address a specific aspect of brain health in space using a comparative method and a relatively large group of astronauts.

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