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Cathy Yeung unpackaging kidneys-on-a-chip after their return from the International Space Station
June 10, 2019

Kidneys-on-a-chip that rocketed to the International Space Station in May returned via a Pacific Ocean splashdown June 3 in the same Dragon capsule. The devices, part of Tissue Chips in Space, are now back in Seattle.

April 17, 2019

UPDATE:  The tissue chips were launch to the International Space Station May 4.  The SpaceX Dragon was captured and berthed on the International Space Station May 6.   The scheduled return of the tissue chips to Earth is Jun

Kidney chips
April 17, 2019

A UW School of Pharmacy and UW Medicine research project is being sent into space with the hope that the tests will provide answers to how the kidney is injured and how it can be repaired.

“Unimaginably intense” is how one might describe the pain of a kidney stone lodged in the urinary tract. Pebble-size crystals, most commonly calcium-based, bring people to their knees and then to the emergency room.

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