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Stem cells blast into space: Jeanne Loring on the big launch & project specs

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By Jeanne Loring 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 blast off! It’s good to get out of the lab occasionally to get a different perspective.   Last Thursday, December 5, I got a very different perspective, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where I got to watch the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft be launched by …

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Five star preliminary review of Star Wars The Mandalorian (and Baby Yoda)

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I’m a Star Wars fan so I was definitely going to watch the new series The Mandalorian. Even if you’re not that familiar with the new series, you might heard mention of one its characters nicknamed Baby Yoda on Twitter or elsewhere. Many spoilers are coming below so if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop …

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Good news science digest: HIV, brain, CRISPR, cats vs. dogs, space, & more

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Every now and then I collect a bunch of recent science good news that I’ve come across. Here are some past ‘good news’ posts. Today’s post includes such a recent collection and some funny stuff too at the end. Enjoy! BTW, science is not necessarily all about stem cells, right? Talk about good news. 1,000th …

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Stem cells in space with NASA: microgravity reduces regenerative potential

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NASA researchers have been interested in the effects of space travel and in particular microgravity (μg; not to be confused in this context with the common abbreviation for micrograms) on stem cells. For instance, see the past piece “Stem Cells Take Wild Ride in Space Capsule”. In a new NASA study led by Dr. Eduardo A.C. …

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