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Zero-Gravity Cancer: USF/NASA Project Will Take Ovarian Tumor Cells Into Space For First Time

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August 3, 2001
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University Of South Florida Health Sciences Center
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When the space shuttle Discovery blasts off on its next mission, scheduled for Aug. 9, it will take ovarian cancer into space for the first time. Part of a joint project between University of South Florida College of Medicine and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the ovarian cancer cells are headed to the International Space Station to grow for two weeks in a near-gravity-free environment.

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2001) — When the space shuttle Discovery blasts off on its next mission, scheduled for Aug. 9, it will take ovarian cancer into space for the first time.


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University Of South Florida Health Sciences Center. "Zero-Gravity Cancer: USF/NASA Project Will Take Ovarian Tumor Cells Into Space For First Time." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 August 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010803084117.htm>.
University Of South Florida Health Sciences Center. (2001, August 3). Zero-Gravity Cancer: USF/NASA Project Will Take Ovarian Tumor Cells Into Space For First Time. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010803084117.htm
University Of South Florida Health Sciences Center. "Zero-Gravity Cancer: USF/NASA Project Will Take Ovarian Tumor Cells Into Space For First Time." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010803084117.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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