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USA: Stem-cell research getting the space treatment from the ISS crew00:53

USA: Stem-cell research getting the space treatment from the ISS crew

United States, Houston
January 15, 2015 at 04:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scientists aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are to conduct a number of stem-cell studies, announced Dr. Julie Robinson, in a press briefing in Houston, Thursday. Robinson, ISS' chief medical scientist, announced that they have received a record number of requests to use the distinct conditions of space to test out stem-cell research.

One particular Japanese study shall involve the cosmic transporting of mouse stem-cells to and from the ISS. Scientists on earth will then monitor how the time in space affected the cells, before inserting them into an eight-cell mouse embryo, in the hope that their findings can contribute to developmental biology; the rebuilding of one's own organs after an accident or injury.

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Scientists aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are to conduct a number of stem-cell studies, announced Dr. Julie Robinson, in a press briefing in Houston, Thursday. Robinson, ISS' chief medical scientist, announced that they have received a record number of requests to use the distinct conditions of space to test out stem-cell research.

One particular Japanese study shall involve the cosmic transporting of mouse stem-cells to and from the ISS. Scientists on earth will then monitor how the time in space affected the cells, before inserting them into an eight-cell mouse embryo, in the hope that their findings can contribute to developmental biology; the rebuilding of one's own organs after an accident or injury.

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