ISRAEL - Experiments in Space

Arno Froese

Imagine a future where you could put an experiment on a micro-chip and send it into space where the conditions in space make the experiment more successful than it would be on earth. This is actually happening today on the Axiom-1 Space mission which included Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe.

“In space there is no convection, no shear force and no buoyancy,” SpacePharma CEO Yossi Yamin told The Jerusalem Post in a phone interview from Orlando where he supervised the mission. “Space provides a unique environment that is helpful to pharmaceutical research including different shapes of molecules.”

SpacePharma has developed a minitiarized, unmanned, remotely controlled lab on a chip. That means you can sit in your office in Tel Aviv and operate the experiment. Yamin says he got the idea for doing experiments in space when he was the Commander of the Israeli Satellite Unit.

“So why (use the technology) just for security and defense—why not for all life sciences?” he asked. “This technology is valid for the last 30 years, but you had to be a huge state power with huge expensive space agencies. Today, we can do it on a business-card size.”

Another area of promising research is stem cells. SpacePharma says that under microgravity conditions, various types of stem cells, which can be used to grow into any organ in the body. Under microgravity stem cells have shown an ability to renew themselves more efficiently than on earth. Many doctors believe that stem cells will be used more in the future of medicine as medicine is designed individually for each person.

Sarah Numan is a researcher with Amorphical, a biotech company that develops and manufactures natural-based medicines and dietary supplements that aims to improve calcium absorption and regulate the body’s acidity level.

The drugs can be used for osteoporosis and other bone deficiencies. Numan spent much of her career as a researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science. She says that astronauts often suffer from osteoporosis and lose muscle mass.

The company sent an experiment on the recent mission.

“We already have primary results, and the cells grow very nicely as opposed to the control group,” she said., 9 May 2022

Arno's Commentary

Not surprisingly, Israeli scientists are at the forefront. In this case, not just for defense, but “for all life sciences.”

Apparently, the work has progressed as stated in the article, “Under microgravity stem cells have shown an ability to renew themselves more efficiently than on earth.”

What the people building the Tower of Babel intended to do was “reach heaven.” These modern scientists are using outer-earthly space to conduct experiments to benefit those who suffer from various deficiencies.

While we applaud modern science and take advantage of innumerable scientific innovations, we always must go back to the Scripture: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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