Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bone cells survive shipment to NASA Johnson Space Center

The Immunology Lab at Johnson Space Center has received our overnight shipment of MLO-Y4 osteocyte liquid bone cell culture. The news: cells are alive and still kickin'! Below is a microscope image of the live culture. They do look quite happy—obviously they don't know they're 23 days away from a zero gravity experience...

Image courtesy of Dr. Brian Crucian and Mayra Nelman, NASA Johnson Space Center