FSU Researcher Finds Earth-Like Gravity May Solve Astronaut Vision Ailment

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Florida State University (FSU) scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts – vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for the regulation of fluid pressure within the eyes of the mice were damaged as a result of space flight. In addition, essential proteins for vision were altered.