Rocket Pharma
Rocket Pharma
Take a peek inside one Israeli company’s push to send pharmaceutical research into space.
Rocket Pharma
Rocket Pharma

Take a peek inside one Israeli company’s push to send pharmaceutical research into space.

Take a peek inside one Israeli company’s push to send pharmaceutical research into space.

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Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Pharma Looks to Outer Space to Boost Drug R&D
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 1, 2020
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.
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.
Discovery of More Ponds on Mars Hints at Possibility of Life
Discovery of More Ponds on Mars Hints at Possibility of Life
Amanda Heidt | Sep 29, 2020
The three smaller water bodies join a previously discovered lake buried beneath ice at the red planet’s south pole.
How Time Is Encoded in Memories
How Time Is Encoded in Memories
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2020
Rats and equations help researchers develop a theory of how our brains keep track of when events took place.
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Space-Grown Lettuce Is Safe and Astronaut-Approved
Amy Schleunes | Mar 9, 2020
NASA’s vegetable production system, known as Veggie, may help pave the way for more sophisticated systems that could supplement astronauts’ diets during long trips to space.
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Doctors Test if Rapid Chilling Can Save Trauma Patients’ Lives
Ashley Yeager | Nov 21, 2019
A clinical trial is underway to see if suspended animation, in which the body is cooled to 10–15 °Celsius, could slow patients’ decline and give doctors time to operate.
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.
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2019
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Aug 7, 2019
An Israeli lunar lander carrying the tiny animals crashed into the moon in April, and now scientists are trying to determine if the creatures are still alive.
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.
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 28, 2019
An analysis of the scars left by long-gone flows reveals that Mars’s rivers may have run even when scientists thought the planet was drying out.
Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Mohamed Kashkoush | Mar 15, 2019
Rockets can transport humankind to Mars, but only the scientific and medical community can ensure our survival.
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
China Is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
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.
Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil
Organic Compounds Found in Martian Soil
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 11, 2018
Researchers also found seasonal variations in atmospheric methane on the planet that may have a geological or biological origin.  
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.
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
Kerry Grens | Apr 19, 2018
The US Senate narrowly approved the politician, who does not have a science background.
Mars Simulation Concludes
Mars Simulation Concludes
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 18, 2017
Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.