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20 years of ice-cold research: extremophile tips for healthy living

Written by  Thursday, 24 September 2020 14:54
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This year marks two decades since the first ESA doctor set foot in Antarctica, running research at one of the most extreme places on Earth in preparation to explore far beyond it.

Outside in Antarctica
Outside in Antarctica

Travelling on long-haul flights has long been associated with deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots in the legs. The lower air pressure coupled with little movement sitting in aircraft seats were logical factors to blame, but research on the crew at Concordia showed, surprisingly, that the lower air pressure did not seem to have an effect.

“Science is about showing new, unexpected correlations, but also proving what is generally well accepted. Here’s to 20 years of science in Antarctica and many more to come,” concludes Jennifer.


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