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Bone Densitometry Assessment (Flight Analog) (MR035G)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Skeletal physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

The objective of this study was to track individual skeletal integrity (bone loss and recovery) particularly with regard to prolonged disuse, experienced by subjects participating in long duration bed rest studies.

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Spector ER, Smith SM, Sibonga JD. Skeletal effects of long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med 2009; 80(5,Suppl.):A23-8. []

Densitometry, X-Ray
Bone density
Bone and bones

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Data Information
Data Availability
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Bone mineral density calcaneus
Bone mineral density forearm radius and ulna
Bone mineral density left trochanter
Bone mineral density lumbar spine
Bone mineral density right femoral neck
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Campaign 1 08/29/2004 11/21/2004 84 days
Campaign 3 02/20/2005 04/14/2010 5 years, 1 month, 25 days
Campaign 5 04/30/2006 12/23/2007 1 year, 7 months
DBLS 05/03/2010 05/23/2010 Discontinued
MEDES 02/22/2005 12/31/2005 312 days
Pilot 02/05/2006 12/22/2006 320 days

Additional Information
Other Key People
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alternate Experiment Name
MEDB 1.11