regenerative medicine

Space-traveling flatworms help scientists enhance understanding of regenerative health

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 8, 2017) – Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can have anatomical, behavioral, and bacteriological consequences, according to a paper to be published June 13 in Regeneration. The research has implications for human and animal space travelers and for regenerative and bioengineering science.