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Researchers from Wake forest University in the US found that prolonged exposure to space radiation increases the risk of leukemia.
The impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts organisms damages the cells responsible for the formation of all blood cells, the article says Medical Express.
Scientists conducted experiments on mice with transplant of human stem cells. The results showed that the radiation found in deep space may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.
“Our findings are alarming because they show that exposure can increase the risk of leukemia. Exposure to radiation was very harmful to hematopoietic stem cells, reducing their ability to produce almost all types of blood cells by 60-80%,” said Christopher Porada, one of the project staff.
In addition, the group has identified and is experiencing a common food additive, which would protect astronauts from these devastating effects.
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