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Deep-space radiation could cause have big impacts on the brain, mouse experiment shows


Could deep-space radiation seriously affect the human brain? 

In a new study, male mice exposed to simulated galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) — high-energy radiation in space more commonly known as deep-space radiation — experienced impaired spatial learning. Spatial learning in mice is similar to declarative memory in humans, or the ability to remember what happens day-to-day. The female mice in the study did not show spatial learning impairments.




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