Drug to Reduce Risk of Space Radiation Cancers?

In new laboratory tests, mice fed an experimental anti-inflammatory drug three days before exposure to space-like radiation had a reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer -- a potential boon to future astronauts.

Published On 11/13/2013
6:23 PM EST
A Mars astronaut works in the high radiation environment of the Martian surface -- can drugs be used to mitigate the worst health effects? | Getty