November 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Eduardo A.C. Almeida

2 min read

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. Almeida, the researchers found that μg reduced the regenerative capacity of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESC). The mESC taken to space exhibited altered behavior including reduced differentiation into a …Read More