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Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage development

Space Daily Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Study finds that gravity, 'mechanical loading' are key to cartilage developmentColumbia MO (SPX) Aug 23, 2017

Mechanical loading, or forces that stimulate cellular growth for development, is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity or mechanical loads. Now, in a study led by the University of Missouri, bioengineers have determined that microgravity may inhibit cartilage formation. Findings reveal tha
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