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Space travel, long-term exposure to microgravity cause a 'leaky' gut in astronauts: Study

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Space travel can disrupt the functioning of the robust cell barrier that lines our intestines to prevent bacteria, fungi, and viruses from invading the rest of our bodies, according to a study. Researchers from the University of California (UC), Riverside in the US noted that the microgravity environment encountered in space has profound effects on human physiology, leading to clinical symptoms and...

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