‘Mighty mice’ custom-designed at Jackson Lab are headed to the space station

A beefy strain of custom-designed mice created at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor are headed to the International Space Station to help scientists better understand bone and muscle loss, both in space and on Earth. Mice from The Jackson Laboratory will go the International Space Station to be used in research on muscle-wasting conditions. Photo courtesy of The Jackson Laboratory

The study designed by Jackson researcher Se-Jin Lee will explore the effect of microgravity on astronauts’ bones and muscles during space flight, and how to prevent it. It also may yield clues that can help the elderly, the bedridden and those with muscle-wasting conditions. Read more

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