Cancer-fighting research in space
July 11, 2019
Researchers from the Arizona State University Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery are going to conduct research in outer space to better understand the inner workings of a cancer-linked protein, known as Taspase 1. Working with NASA and the National Cancer Institute, the ASU team plans to grow crystals in microgravity to prepare proteins for study with the aim of developing drugs that fight cancer with fewer side effects. We talk with Jose Martin Garcia, Assistant Research Scientist at ASU.