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Dressing with Tilapia Skin Developed by Brazilian University will be Sent to Space

By Xiu Xing, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Samples of dressing with tilapia skin, developed in extensive research by the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), will be sent to space by the North American Space Agency NASA.

This initiative will enable biological material from the skin of the fish, used mainly in the reconstruction of human skin in burned cases, to be tested on orbit.

Part of the Cubes in Space project, it aims to examine how tilapia skin behaves under atmospheric pressure, radiation and gravity conditions.

Researchers believe that tests carried out in outer space may provide valuable . . .

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