Task EVALUATING RESISTIVE EXERCISE AS A LONG-TERM COUNTERMEASURE FOR SPACEFLIGHT-INDUCED BONE LOSS USING CALCIUM ISOTOPES (Romaniello)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: CIPHER Bone Health - ISS
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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Aims:
  To determine the time course of changes in crewmember bone mineral balance (BMB) resulting from 2-12 months of spaceflight, as a basis for quantitative extrapolation of expected changes in BMB and whole-body bone mineral content during missions up to 2-3 years in duration.

  To better constrain the statistical distribution of bone loss in ISS crewmembers. Limited existing data suggest that this distribution is skewed toward rare individuals who experience unusually high amounts of bone loss.

  Calcium isotope variations could be used to monitor changes in BMB induced by on-orbit variations in diet, exercise, and testing of new exercise equipment.
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