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Name of Image: Breast Cancer Research at NASA
MIX #: 0004393
NIX #: 0004393 MSFC-0004393
Date of Image: 1998-10-10
Category: Microgravity

Full Description: Human primary breast tumor cells after 56 days of culture in a NASA Bioreactor. A cross-section of a construct, grown from surgical specimens of brease cancer, stained for microscopic examination, reveals areas of tumor cells dispersed throughout the non-epithelial cell background. The arrow denotes the foci of breast cancer cells. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is sponsoring research with Bioreactors, rotating wall vessels designed to grow tissue samples in space, to understand how breast cancer works. This ground-based work studies the growth and assembly of human mammary epithelial cell (HMEC) from breast cancer susceptible tissue. Radiation can make the cells cancerous, thus allowing better comparisons of healthy vs. tunorous tissue. Credit: Dr. Jearne Becker, University of South Florida
(MRPO) MRD/SPD Discipline(s): Biotechnology
(MRPO) Subject Type: Science
Keywords: Breast Canser, Bioreactor, tumor cell
MSFC Negative Number: 0004393
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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