Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases - Astronauts at highest risk during space missionsThis is another potentially growing area. NASA was first to identify the calcium bacteria. There is still controversy over the effect of the bacteria. There is a growing belief that they are a major contributor in calcification of arteries leading to heart disease. If this is true, researchers invision the day that antibiotics would be used to treat the disease, long considered an inevitable consequence of aging.
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