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Zero Gravity, Zero Gain: The Genetics Behind Muscle Loss in Space
Simulated microgravity in mice reveals a constellation of genes that may influence muscle weakening during spaceflight.
Zero Gravity, Zero Gain: The Genetics Behind Muscle Loss in Space
Zero Gravity, Zero Gain: The Genetics Behind Muscle Loss in Space

Simulated microgravity in mice reveals a constellation of genes that may influence muscle weakening during spaceflight.

Simulated microgravity in mice reveals a constellation of genes that may influence muscle weakening during spaceflight.

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To Boldly Go Where No Squid Has Gone Before
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Dec 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Jamie Foster’s space-faring squid and its symbiotic bacteria illuminate host-microbe communication.
Beyond Gravity: Immune-Mediated Liver Damage in Spaceflight
Beyond Gravity: Immune-Mediated Liver Damage in Spaceflight
The Scientist | Jul 27, 2023 | 1 min read
In this webinar, Noah Allen will explore how spaceflight changes the way organs and systems function, focusing on immune-mediated liver damage.
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
The Scientist | May 17, 2023 | 1 min read
Steven Jillings and Rachael Seidler will discuss the latest advances in understanding neuroplasticity and dysfunctional brain changes in response to spaceflight.
Time Traveling Mini-Brains on a Mission to Conquer Space
Time Traveling Mini-Brains on a Mission to Conquer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Aug 11, 2022 | 4 min read
Alysson R. Muotri discusses his launch of brain organoids into outer space and how microgravity enriches our understanding of brain development and disease.
A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 27, 2022 | 1 min read
Alysson Muotri shares how tapping into his inner creative spark fuels his pursuit of science.
Rocket Pharma
The Scientist | Dec 1, 2020 | 1 min read
Take a peek inside one Israeli company’s push to send pharmaceutical research into space.
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 1, 2020 | 9 min read
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.
Spaceflight Alters Genes of Human Stem Cell–Derived Heart Cells
Emily Makowski | Nov 7, 2019 | 3 min read
Cardiomyocytes made from iPSCs aboard the International Space Station had upregulated mitochondrial functioning.
Researchers Grow Veggies in Space
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018 | 4 min read
Experiments to cultivate greens on the International Space Station and in simulated Martian environments pave the way for feeding crews during deep space missions.
Basic Science in Orbit
Abby Olena, PhD | Aug 17, 2017 | 5 min read
Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Space-bound Fish
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2012 | 1 min read
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
Space Rocks
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Orbiting ultrasound machines are being used to diagnose and treat astronauts' kidney stones.
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