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December 12, 2018 - Phys.org

New ways to make plant-based medicines in space and on earth

New ways to make plant-based medicines in space and on earth
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How can you make medicines in space? 

It's a difficult question, since many medicines we enjoy on Earth use chemicals that come from plants, and space is nearly devoid of plants' basic needs: soil, water, oxygen and sunlight. At the same time, any realistic chance for future space exploration is going to require a way to treat illnesses without making a potentially months-long trip back to Earth.

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