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How Space Research Helps Fight Infection and Aging Back on Earth | UCSF is building on the legacy of Millie Hughes-Fulford, the late UCSF professor who was the first woman scientist in space.

Liver samples that spent two months in the International Space Station will be studied to observe how microgravity ages liver cells and impacts their ability to regenerate. Understanding how aging damages the liver – and ways to potentially reverse that damage – could pave the way for better prevention and treatment of liver disease.


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