“A team of doctors has a new idea in the fight against cancer: ship tumors up into space.
That’s based on a recent finding that most cancer cells subjected to microgravity in a lab died off without any other treatment, according to ABC News. Now the team of doctors from Australia’s University of Technology Sydney wants to send samples up to the International Space Station to further test the bizarre idea.
The team suspects that the cancer cells died off because microgravity disrupts their ability to communicate among each other or detect their surroundings.
“When we’re in space, what happens to the body is that your cells start to…”