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Feasibility study results of a theme using "Kibo" selected in 2015 "Understanding pathological mechanism of musculoskeletal disorders by new mass spectrometry imaging" article was posted

Last Updated: December 12, 2019

In a feasibility study theme "Study of understanding pathological mechanism of musculoskeletal disorders by new mass spectrometry imaging" proposed by Professor Chisato Miyaura and Associate Professor Masaki Inada from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology for utilizing the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo", mice were kept in altered gravity environments in space and on the ground. As a result, regardless of space or on earth, it was discovered that living circumstances in a different gravity affects the mass control of muscles and bones and that gravity plays an important role in the appropriate increase of muscle and bone mass. The study results were published on the Scientific Reports. These results are expected to lead to the development of preventative/treatment methods of locomotive syndrome, which is a challenge that needs to be solved in our super-aging society.



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