Monday, April 16, 2018

Research in Space

The researchers at the Firefighters’ Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory at MedStar Washington Hospital Center have been awarded space and resources to complete a study of wound healing on the International Space Station (ISS)!

The proposal for this research was used to brief the Space Experiment Review Board at the Department of Defense (DoD) in August 2017. The goal of the research is to explore the impact of microgravity on wound healing and characterize affected biological events, with results will provide new insights about events that can be avoided or employed to improve wound healing outcomes in both gravity (earth) and microgravity (space) conditions.

This is being done in collaboration with the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research. The actually study will take place on the ISS with mice at part of Rodent Research Mission 8 (RR8) in 2019.

Congratulations to Dr. Shupp and the team! 

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