The microgravity environment encountered during spaceflight has numerous deleterious effects on the human body, with one of the most drastic being decreased bone mass due to mechanical unloading. These alterations in bone mass and skeletal strength are one of the foremost limitations of future space exploration. Due to the cost of long-duration space missions, it is critically important to develop ground-based models of the microgravity environment encountered during spaceflight to investigate possible countermeasures to maintain skeletal integrity.
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Simulating Microgravity in a Large Animal Model
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Gadomski, BC, McGilvray, KC, Easley, JT, Palmer, RH, & Puttlitz, CM. "Simulating Microgravity in a Large Animal Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT47A005. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14215
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