Part of the Tissue Chips in Space program, this study will measure how microgravity affects human heart muscle
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.
Launch preparations are underway at Cape Canaveral for study of space flight effects on kidneys; lift off slated for May 4.
UW Medicine to test innovative kidney stone ultrasonic propulsion procedure for NASA space missions and for patients on Earth.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration – NASA – has awarded UW space travel medicine researcher Peter Cavanagh a Distinguished Public Service Medal.