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Renal Stones
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Abstract: Renal stones are never convenient, but they are a particular concern for astronauts who have limited access to treatment during flight. Researchers are examining how earthbound preventions for renal stone formation work in flight, ensuring missions are not ended prematurely due to this medical condition. The micrograph shows calcium oxalate crystals in urine. These small crystals can develop to form renal stones. Principal Investigator: Dr. Peggy Whitson, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
Publication Date: Jul 31, 2002
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Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: Marshall Image Exchange (MiX) - NASA MSFC
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