Wed., May 26 | Online Webinar

Spaceflight: Bad to the Bone

Dr. Leigh Gabel Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Cumming School of Medicine, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary.
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Spaceflight: Bad to the Bone

Time & Location

May 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Online Webinar

About the Event

Dr. Gabel will share findings from the recently completed University of Calgary TBone study, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. TBone followed 17 astronauts before and after 6-month missions to the International Space Station. Despite daily exercise, astronauts returned to Earth with the equivalent of nearly 2 decades worth of bone loss. TBone examined predictors of bone loss, including mission duration and pre-flight measures such as biomarkers of bone turnover and exercise habits. Findings from TBone are also relevant to the bone health of Earth-bound folks, as unloading in microgravity helps us understand bone loss due to injury, disuse and aging.

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