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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

Author(s): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Muscle Wasting Bed Rest Studies

Two key projects of the NSBRI Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Rehabilitation Team are working to develop countermeasures against loss of muscle mass and strength. The first, our cornerstone bed rest study (with bed rest being an important earth-based model for some of the physiological changes occurring in space), tests the effect of a supplement containing essential amino acids. Dr. Robert Wolfe, currently at the University of Arkansas Medical School, is the principal investigator. The second project uses the same protocol as the Wolfe bed rest study so that results from both projects can be compared. But this second study, done at Tufts University, with Dr. Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa as Principal Investigator, adds an exercise component and a third component, which optimizes the timing between supplement ingestion and exercise.

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

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