Life in Space – How do Bones feel Gravity?

Ivor Geoghegan, Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate (Photo credit, Enda O’Connell)

In the first of our series of Research Videos for 2016, Ivor Geoghegan, a Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate in the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, under the supervision of Dr Laoise McNamara in the Mechanobiology and Medical Device Research Group in the Discipline of Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, speaks about the effect of microgravity on the bone density of astronauts, and how research in this area may lead to treatments for osteoporosis.

Video by Claire Riordan, Scientific Engagement Associate at CÚRAM .