There are scientists and researchers running tests aboard the International Space Station in an effort to learn more in cancer biology.
Since its founding fifty years ago in 1958, NASA’s exploration and research missions have benefited people around the world through the expansion of our civilization’s horizons, the acquisition of knowledge, and the development of new technologies and applications that provide amazing new advances in the quality of human life.
Experiments conducted in the microgravity environment of space are not typically at the forefront of the mind of a cancer biologist. However, space provides physical conditions that are not achievable on Earth, as well as conditions that can be exploited to study mechanisms and pathways that control cell growth and function. Over the past four decades, studies have shown how exposure to microgravity alters biological processes that may be relevant to cancer. Fighting Cancer with Microgravity Research
The science behind the CC Formula was influenced by the results of experiments in a microgravity environment on the ISS, cells grown in space, and work carried out using plant models in ground-based investigations.