Resident's project on osteoporosis flies with Shuttle

December 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/01/98, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p1347
Academic Journal
Reports that a research project on osteoporosis designed by Dr. Kevin Forkheim of British Columbia was sent aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Use by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study aging; Presence of John Glenn on the mission; Forkeim's collaboration with Irsraeli researcher Dr. Eran Schenker; Details on the experiment which involved sending osteoblasts, the bond building cells, into space to study changes that occur in microgravity.


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