This week the Exomedicine Institute, a nonprofit that fosters medical research and development in the microgravity environment of space, awarded a $300,000 grant to Morehead State University for the creation of the Exomedicine Center for Applied Technology.

The Exomedicine Center for Applied Technology will bring together scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and students to explore the uncharted territory of space medicine. They will design and develop experiments to be carried out on the International Space Station. Research findings will be used to improve medical treatments for patients on Earth.

Dr. Kyle Keeney, executive director of the Exomedicine Institute, is hopeful that exploring this new physics medium will lead to explosive scientific growth, similar to when scientists explored magnetism and electricity.

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