Interactive effects of nutrition, environment, and rat-strain on cortical and vertebral bone geometry and biomechanics.


Because of differences between rodent experiments on USSR and USA spaceflights, the present experiment was designed to generate comparative data about the sensitivity of cortical (humerus) and vertebral (T7) bones to cage environment, diet, and rat-strain differences. For 2 weeks (48-62 d), male Taconic-Sprague-Dawley and Czechoslovakian-Wistar rats were… (More)