Serving human medicine
Alf Vaernéus, a project manager at the SSC, has embraced a worthy cause. In collaboration with researchers from Uppsala University, he is working to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. As part of the rocket program, pancreatic stem cells were transported into space and the cells and their activation studied under microgravity. The results have yet to be published. Alf Vaernéus talks about his hopes and the ramifications of his experiment for science and society at large. Watch now!