A Haversian bone model of fracture healing in a simulated microgravity environment
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Ground-based models of weightlessness and microgravity have provided valuable insights into how dynamic physiological systems adapt or react to reduced loading. Almost all of these models have used rodent hindlimb unloading as the means to simulate microgravity on isolated physiological systems. Unfortunately, results derived from rodent studies are significantly limited when one tries to translate them to the human condition due to significant anatomical and physiological differences between the two species. Therefore, it is clear that a novel animal model of ground-based weightlessness that ...