Combined Effects of Simulated Microgravity and Radiation Exposure on Osteoclast Cell Fusion

@article{Shanmugarajan2017CombinedEO,
  title={Combined Effects of Simulated Microgravity and Radiation Exposure on Osteoclast Cell Fusion},
  author={S. Shanmugarajan and Ye Zhang and M. Moreno‐Villanueva and Ryan Clanton and L. Rohde and G. Ramesh and J. Sibonga and Honglu Wu},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={18}
}
The loss of bone mass and alteration in bone physiology during space flight are one of the major health risks for astronauts. Although the lack of weight bearing in microgravity is considered a risk factor for bone loss and possible osteoporosis, organisms living in space are also exposed to cosmic radiation and other environmental stress factors. As such, it is still unclear as to whether and by how much radiation exposure contributes to bone loss during space travel, and whether the effects… Expand
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