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Quantity of Bisphenol A That Reaches the Fetus Through The Mother Determined

Various studies have shown that when pregnant women come into contact with bisphenol, it can go pass through the placenta and reach the fetus. Exposure to bisphenol can have negative effects on fertility, the development of the brain, and behavioral changes in adulthood. So far, however, no method has been available for quantifying the amount of the compound that can reach the fetus through the mother.

Determine the Effects of Space Radiation On The CNS

In this study, researchers examined the effects of space radiation on the central nervous system (CNS), ground-based studies in animals have been conducted for more than two decades using charged particle accelerators. Space radiation represents a significant health risk for astronauts. Ground-based animal studies indicate that space radiation affects neuronal functions such as excitability, synaptic transmission, and plasticity, and it may accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).