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NASA: Thyroid cancer study conducted on ISS

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NASA: Thyroid cancer study conducted on ISS

(NASA/CNN) – Scientists are enlisting the International Space Station in the battle against cancer. According to NASA, researchers are conducting a study of thyroid cancer cells in microgravity, the very low-gravity environment aboard the space station in orbit. The study hopes to identify new parts of the cells that could be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The thyroid cancer study builds on a previous one, which found that tumors grew less aggressively in microgravity.

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