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NSCF Research Aims to Leverage Microgravity to Unlock the Underlying Causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases

19th March 2024
Cortical neuron progenitor cells from HBOND study of primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of Nicolette Pirjanian, New York Stem Cell Foundation

CAPE CANAVERAL (FL), March 19, 2024 – Every six minutes, someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disorder that can affect movement. And an estimated 200 people are diagnosed each week with multiple sclerosis, a progressive neurological disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. To better understand the mechanisms behind these and other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers are leveraging the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory.

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