12/18/2012 – Astronaut study holds promise for the elderly here on Earth

Soft bones. A risk of fainting. Hardened arteries.

These conditions are risks for any space traveler, but they’re also problems facing many seniors living on Earth.

To accelerate scientists’ understanding of how the body ages, Canada’s leading space and health agencies are pooling money and researchers, and plan to showcase the results of the research internationally.

Read the full article at NBC News.