State of Things
12:07 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Mice in Space

When America’s last space shuttle mission blasted off, astronauts weren’t the only living creatures aboard the Atlantis. Thirty mice also went along for the ride. After orbiting the Earth, they may return with some important answers about bone density that can help scientists treat human bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Host Frank Stasio talks about the mice’s mission with Ted Bateman, the leader of the study on Atlantis and a professor with the University of North Carolina/North Carolina State University joint biomedical engineering program.


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