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Osteoporosis Treatment Shows Promise Aboard the International Space Station

The microgravity of space provides an ideal setting for experiments on bone loss.

Principal investigator Chia Soo assures data sync prior to RR-5 mission launch. | RR-5 UCLA Team
Rodent habitat onboard the ISS National Lab | NASA
Fluorochrome bone labels were injected in the mice three times throughout the study to measure the rate of bone formation. Because fluorochromes are susceptible to light, the pre-loaded syringes were stored in opaque protective bags. | RR-5 UCLA Team