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Feb 03 2014

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Cancer seems to slow in micro-gravity

At least for thyroid cancer cells. This could have some interesting ramifications:

  • If cancer in general slows in zero-gravity, would this offset the increased cancer risk that in-transit astronauts and passengers incur due to exposure to radiation in space?
  • Is there a market for micro-gravity cancer clinics in low-Earth orbit?  Both for treatment of cancer patients and for research?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2014/02/03/cancer-seems-to-slow-in-micro-gravity/

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