Pretty Porous
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Biology

If we take a close look at ourselves, we recognize that we are essentially a porous medium too – Whether our skin, brain, human cells, arteries and veins, or even bones.

Vertebrae of the spine
Credits: University of Stuttgart / VISUS / Stefan Scheller

Explanatory video: Biology: The upright walk
Credits: Natalie Weinmann, Sven Tillack, Steffen Knöll

Using the example of the porous bone structure, we show what is osteoporosis (bone mass loss) and how its symptoms can be eased.