A biomedical engineer who has spent a decade trying to answer the famed question -- Why don't bears get osteoporosis? -- (despite their long periods of inactivity during hibernation) is the subject of a fascinating profile in The Wall Street Journal at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119983481583876129.html?mod=googlenews_wsj.
Dr. Seth Donahue is still hard at work on his research, and those of us concerned about the condition are grateful for his dedication. Hopefully Dr. Donahue's investigation will yield not just an answer to the question for bears, but tangible ways to help those of us at risk for fractures.
Published On: January 09, 2008