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Mimicking a Space Mission to Mars Using Hindlimb Unloading and Partial Weight Bearing in Rats
 

Mimicking a Space Mission to Mars Using Hindlimb Unloading and Partial Weight Bearing in Rats

Article DOI: 10.3791/59327-v
April 4th, 2019

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Summary April 4th, 2019

By using an innovative ground-based analogue model, we are able to simulate a space mission including a trip to (0 g) and a stay on Mars (0.38 g) in rats. This model allows for a longitudinal assessment of the physiological changes occurring during the two hypo-gravitational stages of the mission.

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