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Osteoporosis is a growing public health issue, which represents in the European Union 23 Billion Euros of hospital costs. Besides this public health issue, studies performed on astronauts and on animals after medium to long duration space flights have shown that microgravity entails rapid bone loss and bone structure impairment.

ERISTO is focussed on the effects of mechanical constraints on bone remodeling, a major research field in osteoporosis.

The project benefits from the unique feature of microgravity environment, which enables experiments under "mechanically stress-free" conditions.



The ERISTO team is focussed on the use of microgravity impaired bone remodeling as a new way to reveal ground osteoporosis mechanisms.



BIOSMHARS IS A PROJECT CO-FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION UNDER FP7