Department of Biomedical Engineering

Bear Bones & Hibernation

The couch potato lifestyle may appeal to the sedentary beast in all of us, but it can be a major cause of osteoporosis. For black bears, however, it’s a different story. Seth Donahue’s research has shown that their bones remain strong year round, despite snoozing away for months in hibernation.

Videos: Bear Bone Research (Quicktime) (Real Player)

Journal article : Journal of Experimental Biology

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This entry was posted by ehgroth on Thursday, December 16th, 2004 at 12:00 am and is filed under Research.

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