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UH Researchers Helping NASA Prevent Astronaut Muscle Loss in Space

UH Researchers Helping NASA Prevent Astronaut Muscle Loss in Space

NASA wants to measure astronauts’ loss of muscle strength during extended space flight, in advance of a mission to Mars. The agency awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance to carry out the research.

We talk with the department’s Mitzi Laughlin about what she and other researchers hope to examine and learn.

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Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →