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Stem Cells in Microgravity

Microgravity provides a unique environment for cell culture and can induce cellular changes and processes unachievable under normal gravitational conditions. For these reasons, microgravity has gained importance in research fields such as cancer research, where it may aid our understanding of tumor metastasis, or tissue engineering, where it induces the scaffold‐free formation of three‐dimensional multicellular spheroids. Now, a new review article from the laboratory of Daniela Grimm (Aarhus University, Denmark) provides a concise overview of our current understanding regarding the effects of microgravity on stem cells and cancer stem cells and highlight novel therapeutic options. For more, head over to STEM CELLS Translational Medicine now!