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Experiments in Space to Explore Bone Loss Prevention Using Wine Byproduct

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Experiments in Space to Explore Bone Loss Prevention Using Wine Byproduct

SpaceX is set to take off later this month and has technology on board to perform a variety of experiments, one of which explores bone loss in space and is using a byproduct of wine making.  The bioactive metabolites found in food that is broken down, such as what is normally discarded after wine is made, might protect bones during spaceflight and a group of researchers is going to be testing this theory.  With the possibility of private space travel becoming more of a reality for more than just a select few astronauts, this could not only benefit future space visitors, but also help us understand how to maintain strong bones of those who live under the weight of gravity.
Read more here about this experiment, as well as other intriguing research they are preparing for this journey:

Intriguing Science Experiments Launching on SpaceX’s Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station (scitechdaily.com)

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