We invite you to read the new issue of Upward and learn about the latest ISS National Laboratory research and development successes. This issue showcases regenerative medicine discoveries related to heart disease therapy, multisector innovations toward sustainable living, and startup-company advancements in industrial biomedicine.
- Read the perspective of Dr. Kirt Costello, chief scientist of the ISS Program, on how the ISS National Lab supports space-based projects that benefit life on Earth, more than 30 of which are highlighted in the recent release of NASA’s Benefits for Humanity 3rd edition. (read more)
- Our cover story details space-based research on cardiovascular progenitor cells (early precursors to mature heart cells) and how they could help in developing new regenerative therapies for people with cardiac disease back on the ground. (read more)
- Find out how the ISS National Laboratory supports scientists from academia and the private sector—across the biological and physical sciences—in working toward novel sustainability solutions to help preserve our planet for future generations. (read more)
- See how our partnership with Boeing is helping to support entrepreneurial innovation through the MassChallenge accelerator program, and explore preliminary results from some of the startups conducting research and development on the ISS. (read more)
Additionally, discover how we are maximizing biomedical return from rodent research in space, understand how space-based tissue chip research is tackling chronic pain for patients on Earth, and learn how public- and private-sector thought leaders are working together on impactful pathways for space-based research into the microbiome (the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies) and its effects on human health.
Upward is available online at Upward.ISSNationalLab.org!