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Enzymes To Trigger Onset Of Kidney Disease

A new study including the onset of kidney disease in a major marker for kidney disease development. Scientists have discovered nano-sized 'shuttles,' which transport a damaging enzyme outside of the kidney cells for it to begin the scarring process on the surface. The study is hoped that it could lead to new therapies to try to block the tiny microvesicles about 100 nanometers in diameter and potentially stop the disease in its tracks. The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Astronauts Are Affected By Space Radiation

A new study recommends that NASA should update its radiation guidelines for astronauts because there is now more accurate data about how space affects the human body. Using an instrument on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter called CRaTER, its team found that rates of a certain kind of radiation in space are even higher than they previously predicted. This could pose a possible health risk for future voyages to the moon or Mars.