Malta’s first space research touches back down on earth

Project seeking to innovate diabetic ulcer treatment
Led by associate professor of biomedical science at the University of Malta Joseph Borg, the Project Maleth team sent samples of micro-organisms that cause diabetic ulcers to the International Space Station (ISS), in a bid to analyse how the tissue will react under extreme conditions.

They hope that the information they glean from the results will be able to help patients by developing new ways to treat diabetes and its symptoms … Launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on August 28, Project Maleth spent just over a month aboard the International Space Station … read more