Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

NASA CHALLENGE AIMS TO GROW HUMAN TISSUE TO AID IN DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION

NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition. The Vascular Tissue Challenge offers a $500,000 prize to be divided among the first three teams that successfully create thick, metabolically-functional human vascularized organ tissue in a controlled laboratory environment. […]

‘SPACE-AGE’ RESEARCH LOOKS TO PROVIDE NEW HUMAN HEALTH INSIGHTS

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You’d be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe menopause would come knocking by next weekend. This may seem like […]

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