Medicine and Health Sciences
The unique conditions of microgravity and radiation exposure in space have a substantial impact on human tissue function, resulting in extreme bone loss. The goal of this project is to synthesize the current knowledge on bone loss in space for use in future research. There is clear evidence, based on past research, that microgravity, cosmic radiation, fluid flow, and mechanotransduction influence bone function during space travel and result in significant loss. However, there is a need for future research on how these factors relate to each other and their collective influence on mechanisms of bone regeneration and repair. In addition, there is a need for more research on potential solutions to prevent the bone loss seen during space travel.
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Flowerdew, Kendal OMS-2; Wei, Fei; and Coathup, Melanie, "Mechanisms of Bone Loss in Space" (2020). MU-COM Research Day. 171.