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Xenogriss last update

Cape Canaveral, December 3th , 2019. All set for the next launch of SPACEX-CRS 19. On board the biological experiment XenoGriss for the analysis of the growth and of the regeneration processes of tissues in absence of gravity. The study will be carried out on XENOPUS LAEVIS, a particularly resistant tadpoles , and it will be very important to understand the processes that regulate the human tissues. The experiment will be possible thanks to the BIOKON system developed by Kayser Italia, which will allow the transportation and execution of scientific operations on the International Space Station. The XenoGriss project coordinator is the Prof. Angela Maria Rizzo (Università degli Studi di Milano). The project will be realized by the students with the guide of Prof. Stefano Cartocci (ITIS “Meucci”, Firenze) and Prof. Monica Monici (Università degli Studi di Firenze) .



ROTIFER B-1 ready to launch

Cape Canaveral, December 3th , 2019. The team of Kayser Italia and Kayser Space at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the next launch of the experiment ROTIFER B-1 with the SpaceX- CRS19. The experiment, run by a research team from the University of Namur in Belgium with the support of Kayser Italia, will study the overall impact of the spaceflight, including  launch effects, microgravity, cosmic radiation and landing shocks on a biological sample in a hydrated state. The selected biological sample is the bdelloids species Adineta vaga, a new model organism for space research. In order to evaluate the effect of microgravity on the biological processes of the Adineta vaga, samples will be analysed, after flight exposure, using a large-scale transcriptome analysis (RNAseq).






KISPARC, the ISS Publication Archive is online!

November 26, 2019. KISPARC is the Italian database of technical and scientific publications that aims to collect the knowledge and capabilities developed with Space experiments performed on the International Space Station (ISS) and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) platforms. Updated with the latest results about investigations performed in microgravity, it is now available to everybody interested in Space research.

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