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Human Colon Cancer Cells Cultivated in Space
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Abstract: Within five days, bioreactor cultivated human colon cancer cells (shown) grown in Microgravity on the STS-70 mission in 1995, had grown 30 times the volume of the control specimens on Earth. The samples grown in space had a higher level of cellular organization and specialization. Because they more closely resemble tumors found in the body, microgravity grown cell cultures are ideal for research purposes.
Publication Date: Jul 15, 1995
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Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: Marshall Image Exchange (MiX) - NASA MSFC
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