Muscles and nerves: Space research helps combat degeneration

Muscles and nervous system: Space research helps combat degeneration

Interview with Prof. Ramona Ritzmann, Department of Sport and Sport Science, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg


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Prof. Ramona Ritzmann

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We can observe first signs of the degeneration of muscles and nerves already in patients who just have to spend a few days in bed. We need suitable countermeasures in rehabilitation to enable a faster return to more activity for them.

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