Patients Jayden Bailey, 13, Aaliyah Broome, 13, and Daisy Deal, 12, asked questions of NASA astronaut Kiell Lindgren, MD, during the call.

Young patients connect with International Space Station

For six minutes on Aug. 24, patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt went out of this world — or at least their voices did — to connect with the International Space Station.

Inner ear keeps bones strong

Alterations of the vestibular system – the part of our inner ear that controls balance – may contribute to bone loss related to both aging and space travel.

Inner ear’s role in bone remodeling

The inner ear system that senses gravity and movement plays a role in bone remodeling – a finding that has clinical implications for space travel and for patients with inner ear disorders.


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