Episode 19 – Amanda Roberts: Mice in Outer Space

Science Changing Life

Jul 9 2020 • 26 mins

Dr. Amanda Roberts is the Senior Scientific Director of the Mouse Behavioral Core at Scripps Research. Listen as we talk about microgravity as a model of accelerated aging, NASA’s top-secret agents and what happens to slime in space. (Image Credit: Andrew Roberts) Show notes: Amanda’s research profile: https://vivo.scripps.edu/display/RobertsAmanda Replay of the NASA launch (action around ~11 minutes in): https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/25/spacex-livestream-watch-the-company-launch-nasa-crs-18-on-a-falcon-9.html News coverage of the NASA mouse studies: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/studying-behavior-in-space-shows-mice-adapt-to-microgravity https://qz.com/1597197/nasas-space-station-mice-loved-microgravity/

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