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Thousands of newborn insects will be sent into room eventually this year to assist research studies into muscle loss in older people.
Scientists at the University of Exeter in Devon tell nematodes are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans.
Astronauts lose about 40% of muscle mass after 180 daytimes while onboard the International Space Station( ISS ).
Researchers hope the research could help people with conditions including muscular dystrophy and diabetes.