A recent study found that bears protect their bones from degrading during hibernation by suppressing the release of calcium from bones into the blood. “This could be the basis for a new therapy for astronauts, or people with a bone-related chronic illness,” study co-author Meghan McGee-Lawrence told The Guardian.


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This could be the basis for a new therapy for astronauts

It would give them the bear necessities for survival in space.