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Scientists discover germs get stronger when they go into space

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 09:44 AM
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Scientists discover germs get stronger when they go into space


www.sun-sentinel.com

"The trip: Space Shuttle STS-115, September 2006.

The reason: Scientists wanted to see how space travel affects germs, so they took some along — carefully wrapped — for the ride.

The result: Mice fed the space germs were three times more likely to get sick and died quicker than others fed identical germs that had remained behind on Earth. "

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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 09:44 AM
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/"The researchers found 167 genes had changed in the salmonella that went to space." Is it possible for it to change the astronauts genes? Mutation etc...


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posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 09:46 AM
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Extremely doubtful. Read my response to your post in this thread. It explains the reproduction rate of salmonella, which is how it evolved so quickly. We don't produce young every 20 minutes, so the action on our genes is not the same -- the salmonella evolved, we would just suffer chromosome damage (if anything).



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 10:01 AM
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thanks.
i didnt even think of that..



posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 10:02 AM
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