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    New NASA ISS Experiment to Test Potential Drug for Osteoporosis

    Date: June 08, 2017

     

    Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for osteoporosis investigation tests a new drug that can rebuild bone and block further bone loss, improving crew health. When people and animals spend extended periods of time in space, they experience bone density loss, or osteoporosis. Read the full article here, and keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews here.