Record-breaking head-down bedrest study completed in China

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-10-31 10:34
One of the 36 volunteers lies on bed tilted at a six-degree angle for an experiment aimed to better understand the effects of weightlessness on the human body at a space science research institute in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Oct 13, 2019. [Photo/SPACEnter Space Science and Technology Institute]

An experiment with up to 36 people lying in bed simultaneously to simulate the effects on the human body experienced in a weightless space environment recently concluded at a research institute in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Xinhua reported.

During the experiment, 36 recruited male volunteers rested in beds that were tilted head-down at a six-degree angle for 90 days, setting a new record number of people who stay in bed at the same time in experiments of the same kind.

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