Space station worms’ research potential is anything but flat

For years, it was assumed the world was flat. Now, we have a laboratory that orbits our big, blue marble. So, it’s funny to think of returning to flatness aboard the International Space Station, but this outpost currently houses flatworms for research. The study of these creatures has the potential to be rather robust in implications for regenerative medicine, an area of treatment for repairing or replacing human cells, tissues or organs on Earth to restore normal function. A new study launched aboard SpaceX’s fifth commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the space station examines the reparative processes of flatworms in microgravity. —> Read More Here


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