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Long-duration space flight equal to decade of bone loss in astronauts, study says

Long-duration space flight equal to decade of bone loss in astronauts, study says

Science
July 1 (UPI) -- Scientists have long known that astronauts lose bone density while in space, but a study published this week found they only partially recover this loss one year after returning to Earth. The researchers said the findings suggest long-duration spaceflight is equal to decades of bone loss in weight-bearing bones on Earth. The extent of the impact, though, varies depending upon the subject. Bone loss happens because bones don't have to carry your weight in microgravity, meaning astronauts use them less, leading to weakening. "Bone loss happens in humans -- as we age, get injured, or any scenario where we can't move the body, we lose bone," said Leigh Gabel, assistant professor in kinesiology at the University of Calgary and lead author of the study. The researchers scanned ...
Dynamic bond funds with high-quality, long-duration assets likely to do well, says Dhawal Dalal of Edelweiss MF

Dynamic bond funds with high-quality, long-duration assets likely to do well, says Dhawal Dalal of Edelweiss MF

Finance
"It will be prudent to check with the fund manager and his or her views on the bond market before investing and ensure that they are in alignment with investor’s own understanding," says Dhawal Dalal, CIO-Fixed Income, Edelweiss Mutual Fund in an interview to ETmutualfunds.com .After a bad patch in the last two years, dynamic bond funds are back in focus. Many mutual fund advisors are recommending these schemes to their clients. Are they the best choice at this point? Yields of Indian Government Bonds (IGBs) and longer-dated AAA-rated PSU/PFI bonds have been trending lower since March 2019 as the Reserve Bank of India switched its focus from containing inflation to supporting economic growth. To address slowing economic growth, the RBI has lowered the repo rate by 75 basis points to 5.75% ...