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French scientists offering $17,000 to volunteers willing to lie in bed for two months

By: Nicole Rojas, International Business times
April 6, 2017 Updated: April 6, 2017 at 10:56 am
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Scientists at France's space medical institute are looking for young, fit and healthy men willing to lie in bed for two months. The researchers, who are hoping to study the effects of microgravity, are offering volunteers €16,000 ($17,000) just to lie on their backs.

According to The Guardian, scientists at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (Medes) near Toulouse are looking for a very specific type of volunteers. Successful candidates must be fit and athletic males ages 20 to 45 who do not smoke, have no allergies and have a maximum body mass index of between 22 and 27.

Researchers will choose 24 candidates, who will undergo testing two weeks before and after spending their two months in bed.

Read the full story at ibtimes.co.uk

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