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.

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