The Skin Health Group found similarities between astronauts’ self-reported symptoms and the symptoms of earthbound patients with aging skin, per SYFY Wire. Microgravity can also cause skin rashes and other skin irritations, an ISS National Laboratory statement explains.
For this experiment, PCA Skin will send lab-grown tissue samples from MatTek Life Sciences to the ISS, where each will be exposed to microgravity for a specific number of days and then frozen, reports Linda Stocum for Dermatology Times. All together, the samples will represent a timeline of the skin’s response to molecular and physiological stress.
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