Learn about space researches to solve balance problems, human spacial orientation, motion sickness space and bone loss.
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Learn About Various Researches for Astronauts Space is it the final frontier or could it be the key to answering some of our common medical questions here on earth. Researches of the Mt. Sinai School of medicine in New York, believed the clues are everywhere, just look up. A neurologist has been involved with space research to unlock potential treatments for balance problems. The human centrifuge, sort of like a one person carnival ride is used to spin astronauts at zero gravity and measure their eye movements. The way they lean and focus their eyes can reveal information about human spatial orientation. According to the researchers, with this simple mechanism, the team will be able to learn more about motion sickness, dizziness and poor balance. The same study is also looking at bone loss in space. Elderly here on Earth suffer the same amount of bone loss at the same rate as astronauts who are at risk due to zero gravity. For a three months space flight, astronauts could loose 15% - 30% of bone mass. Even when understands that if you don't use your muscles, they atrophy, not as many know that bone also has its own kind of atrophy. Basically if you don’t use it, you loose it.