|The Future of Medicine Through Bioengineering - Ayden Jacob|
NASA is enabling research aboard the International Space Station with a novel microgravity laboratory for stem cell research. Scientists will study the progression of cardiac stem cells in a microgravity environment with hopes to discover new characteristics of these unique cells, as well as improve cardiac therapy via the administration of stem cells. Prior studies have reported that microgravity influences the stem cell growth, mitosis, and stem cell differentiation and specialization. Discoveries in space could also lead to advancements in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.