Effect of Spaceflight on the Skeleton

5/14/2021; 35 minutes

The environment of long-duration spaceflight causes major disruption to all aspects of human functioning, including the musculoskeletal system. But astronauts are not the only ones that worry about bone loss. All those who suffer from osteoporosis have issues with bone density and strength. Researchers hope that looking at the problem of bone loss in space will help the disease on Earth. Recorded on 03/24/2021. (#36867)

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