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November 19, 2022

Microscopic image of mid-shaft section of primate femur

A microscopic image of the mid-shaft section of a primate femur. A study based on analysis of primates sheds new light on how giving birth can permanently alter females’ bones in ways not previously known.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant BCS 2018357.]

Learn more in the NYU news story Anthropologists find new ways female bones are permanently altered after giving birth. (Date of image: 2020-2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 19, 2022)

Credit: Paola Cerrito, New York University

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