‘Good Vibrations’ May Prevent Bone Loss in Space NASA

New NASA research suggests bones that are slightly shaken may help astronauts stay healthier during long spaceflights, and could be used to help people suffering from bone loss here on Earth. Scientists funded by NASA and its National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston uncovered evidence that barely perceptible vibrations may stimulate bone growth, which would benefit astronauts on extended space missions, the elderly here on the ground, and other people immobilized by paralysis or bed rest.