space medicine

March 6, 2020

Part of the Tissue Chips in Space program, this study will measure how microgravity affects human heart muscle

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

Launch preparations are underway at Cape Canaveral for study of space flight effects on kidneys; lift off slated for May 4.

July 12, 2018

UW Medicine to test innovative kidney stone ultrasonic propulsion procedure for NASA space missions and for patients on Earth.

Media contact:  Sarah Guthrie, gu3@uw.edu, 206 543-3485,

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA has awarded UW space travel medicine researcher Peter Cavanagh a Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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