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For The First Time, Human Cartilage Has Been Engineered in Space – ScienceAlert

If we’re going to get serious about long-term space voyages, then being able to patch up injuries will be essential – and that’s no longer a far-off concept.

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If we’re going to get serious about long-term space voyages, then being able to patch up injuries will be essential and that’s no longer a far-off concept.
A cosmonaut on board the International Space Station just engineered human cartilage in the microgravity of space for the first time.
Bioprinters that can produce human tissue already exist on Earth, but they rely on gravity and scaffolds in order to bring cartilage cells together.
The clever part of the new process is using magnetism as a…

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