Electrically Stimulated Antagonist Muscle Contraction Increased Muscle Mass and Bone Mineral Density of One Astronaut - Initial Verification on the International Space Station.

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Naoto Shiba; Hiroo Matsuse; Yoshio Takano; Kazuhiro Yoshimitsu; Masayuki Omoto; Ryuki Hashida; Yoshihiko Tagawa; Tomohisa Inada; Shin Yamada; Hiroshi Ohshima;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 10,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134736, pmc: PMC4546678
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine
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Background Musculoskeletal atrophy is one of the major problems of extended periods of exposure to weightlessness such as on the International Space Station (ISS). We developed the Hybrid Training System (HTS) to maintain an astronaut’s musculoskeletal system using an e... View more
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