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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.

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Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
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Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
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Space Rocks
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Astronaut Worms Return from Space
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After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.
Science in Space
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 8, 2011 | 2 min read
A brief list of some of the more fascinating experiments that will accompany today’s shuttle mission.
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