Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
There are benefits of studying certain biological processes under microgravity, but whether those advantages outweigh the costs of getting experiments off Earth remains to be seen.
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D

There are benefits of studying certain biological processes under microgravity, but whether those advantages outweigh the costs of getting experiments off Earth remains to be seen.

There are benefits of studying certain biological processes under microgravity, but whether those advantages outweigh the costs of getting experiments off Earth remains to be seen.

International space station
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Q&A: How Animals Change in Space
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2020
Weill Cornell Medicine geneticist Christopher Mason speaks with The Scientist about a bolus of new work on the physiological, cellular, and molecular effects of leaving Earth.
Spaceflight Alters Genes of Human Stem Cell–Derived Heart Cells
Spaceflight Alters Genes of Human Stem Cell–Derived Heart Cells
Emily Makowski | Nov 7, 2019
Cardiomyocytes made from iPSCs aboard the International Space Station had upregulated mitochondrial functioning.
Q&A: Organs on a Chip Head to the International Space Station
Q&A: Organs on a Chip Head to the International Space Station
Emma Yasinski | May 1, 2019
Lucie Low, a project leader for Tissue Chips in Space, describes the experiments that are slated to blast off later this week.
Astronaut Study Shows Some Lasting Changes from Time in Space
Astronaut Study Shows Some Lasting Changes from Time in Space
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2019
Scott Kelly’s physiology, gene activity, and mental performance changed after time aboard the International Space Station, but mostly returned to normal once back on Earth.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.
Far Out Gardening
Far Out Gardening
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2018
Blast off into orbit, where researchers on the International Space Station are growing plants in systems that may one day sustain astronauts travelling far across the solar system and beyond.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.