Scientists create 'smart' molecule that could prevent microgravity-induced bone loss


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A new study, led by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, claims that an engineered compound could effectively prevent bone loss in mice aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This breakthrough could help address the long-standing issue of microgravity-induced bone loss in astronauts during long-duration space missions. Additionally, it could offer potential therapy for patients suffering from "musculoskeletal degeneration on Earth" per the official statement.