Task Skeletal Responses to Long-Duration Simulated Microgravity in Male and Female Rats (Globus) (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Skeletal Response-Rodent
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

Aim 1: Determine structural and gene expression changes in cortical and cancellous bone in

growing rats (3 month old) during long-duration simulated microgravity exposure and recovery.


Aim 2
: Determine whether skeletal responses to long-duration simulated microgravity differ

in males compared to females (3 month old).


Aim 3
: Determine age effects (9 mo old) on temporal changes in skeletal structure and gene

expression during extended simulated microgravity followed by recovery.