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Stem Cells in Space

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By Jeanne Loring Stem cells boldly go… Last week at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) conference at Rockefeller University in New York City, we announced our collaborative project to study the effects of microgravity on neurons derived from patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells.  The press release is here. Susan Solomon, the CEO of …

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Top stem cell & regenerative medicine headlines of the week

Some stem cell news headlines from the past week for you folks. Neuroscience: New nerves for old. Fixing stuff like strokes and paralysis. Cambridge’s Gurdon Institute and Stem Cell Institute receive five-year funding boost. Money flow to stem cells FDA “talks” stem cells in NEJM, “Clarifying Stem-Cell Therapy’s Benefits and Risks”, published on same day that 21st Century …

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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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Stem cells “wild ride” in space capsule

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Stem cells took a trip near to space in a test capsule and reportedly returned alive and apparently well. What was the story with the stem cells being tested in this way for future time in space? Space.com reports: The RED-4U capsule was created by Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) to return science experiments to Earth …

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