Aging can be modeled quickly in space …
Aging can be modeled quickly in space
Need to model aging in a hurry? Do it in outer space
What do you do when you’re studying age-related diseases but can’t wait around for tissue models to reach a ripe old age? You blast them into outer space, naturally. The NIH and International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory sent up a second batch of tissues-on-a-chip, including chips modeling the kidney, lung and the blood-brain barrier.