What are Bones?

How often do you think about your bones and skeleton? Possibly only when you have broken something. This podcast explores what bones are made of, their function and how they adapt. We hear from Tim Skerry, University of Sheffield, UK, on how skeletons respond to exercise; Renate Pilz, University of California, San Diego, USA on what happens when cells are stimulated by mechanically and Astrid Bakker, ACTA - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on how bone cells sense and respond to mechanical loading.

A series of podcasts produced by The Society reporting on Mechano-sensitivity. These were recorded at The Physiological Society’s Themed Meeting in Durham, 15-17 December 2010.