The goal of The Xenopus Growth and Regeneration on ISS (XENOGRISS) investigation is to study the effect of microgravity on the processes of growth and regeneration, using an animal model (Xenopus laevis tadpoles), which allows for observation of both processes at the same time. Moreover, during the on-ground activity in preparation of the investigation (using facilities which allow to model microgravity conditions), the best diet for feeding tadpoles (animal/vegetable proteins) in microgravity conditions is evaluated.

    Moreover, the investigation has also an educational purpose. In fact, an interdisciplinary group of students from different courses in high school are involved in the investigation; both regarding the scientific aspects (preparation and implementation of the investigation), and the technological ones (hardware development, under the guidance of Kayser Italia). The information gained with this investigation contributes to better understanding the mechanisms underlying the processes of tissue growth, repair, and regeneration, as well as the role of gravity and mechanical factors in these processes.

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WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2022

SECOND MEETING IN SPACE WITH ASTROSAMANTHA ‣

The Italian experiments of the Minerva mission were presented MORE...

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti has arrived on the Space Station ‣

The hatch is opened: the Minerva mission kicks off. During her mission, the ESA astronaut will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI

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WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti flies towards the ISS ‣

The ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti departed towards the ISS. During her Minerva mission, she will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI MORE...

FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2022

Mental imagery of object motion in weightlessness ‣

Mental imagery can play an important role in training people to deal with conditions unique to spaceflight MORE...

TUESDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2022

The Second AGILE-MCAL GRB Catalog: 13 years of observations ‣

The Second AGILE MCAL Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog: 13 yr of Observations" has been published in the Astrophysical Journal MORE...