Nano Particles for Healthy Tissue

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques installing the Nano Antioxidants experiment cartridges into Kubik incubator in ESA’s space laboratory Columbus on the International Space Station, 7 May 2019. (Credit: NASA)

GENOA, Italy (ESA PR) — “Eat your vitamins” might be replaced with “ingest your ceramic nano-particles” in the future as space research is giving more weight to the idea that nanoscopic particles could help protect cells from common causes of damage.

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UK at the Forefront of Space Exploration with Biomining Experiment

BioAsteroid (Credit: University of Edinburgh)

EDINBURGH (UK Space Agency PR) — UK scientists are experimenting in space to investigate the effects of microbes on asteroidal material in space under microgravity conditions.

BioAsteroid, a biomining experiment, uses a collection of 12 automatic culturing devices fitted with a layer of material on which the bacteria will be grown in the KUBIK ISS incubator for 3 weeks.

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Scientists Experiment with Growing Tissues in Space

Components of human endothelial cells stained for identification. In red is the ‘actin’ protein that allows the cells to move, adhere, divide and react to stimuli. In blue are the cell nuclei containing DNA. (Credits: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg – Daniela Grimm)

MAGDEBURG, Germany (ESA PR) — Tissue engineering is a fast-developing field reaching new heights thanks to space research. An experiment on the International Space Station is opening up possibilities to grow artificial blood vessels for surgery on humans.

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Nanoracks Italia, Kayser Italia Announce Agreement to Open Temperature Controlled Microgravity Research on ISS

Washington, DC, October 21, 2019 (NanoRacks PR) – Nanoracks Space Outpost – Europe (Nanoracks Italia) and Kayser Italia have announced today that the organizations have sign an agreement to broaden research opportunities on board the International Space Station which leverage the Bioreactor Express Service.

Kayser Italia, in partnership with the European Space Agency, will have access to the KUBIK Incubator, under the Bioreactor Express Service partnership agreement. KUBIK is a small controlled-temperature incubator or cooler with removable inserts designed for self-contained microgravity experiments. On board the Space Station since 2004, KUBIK has hosted numerous extensive microgravity biology and biochemistry experiments.

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