Research: A Diet That Might Wipe Out Malnutrition

The 18 inmates on a third-floor wing of the California Medical Facility at Vacaville are not going anyplace for quite a while. Despite its euphemistic name, the facility is a state prison. But the inmates are just as excited about flights to outer space as if they had been picked for a trip to Jupiter; they feel that they are doing as much as anybody to make such a journey possible. The dedicated 18 are trying to live for six months on an entirely synthetic, cold liquid diet.

For Other People. It isn't...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!