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Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research

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Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research

In space, things don&'t always behave the way we expect them to. In the case of cancer, researchers have found that this is a good thing: some tumors seem to be much less aggressive in the microgravity environment of space compared to their behavior on Earth. This observation, reported in research published in February by the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, could help scientists understand the mechanism involved and develop drugs targeting tumors that don't respond to current treatments. This work is the latest in a large body of evidence on how space exploration benefits those of us on Earth.

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Ok, I do recall reading something about this, and I think it was mentioned in "Contact". The Billionaire that was funding Jodie Foster wound up on the MIR space Station to slow his cancer down.

One wonders why a lack of gravity might effect a tumor?

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