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The crew of the LINV is in Bordeaux participating to the 51th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign

The crew of the LINV is in Bordeaux from 26.10.2009 to 8.11.2009 participating to the 51th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign. This is the 7th flight campaign of the LINV. The experiment we are flying is called “Reconstructing the fastest chemical and electrical signaling responses to microgravity in plants” Please visit the site of ESA for […]

A new study suggests that neurons and plant root cells may grow using a similar mechanism

Sprouting. Branching. Pruning. Neuroscientists have borrowed heavily from botanists to describe the way that neurons grow, but analogies between the growth of neurons and plants may be more than superficial. A new study from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School suggests that neurons and plant root cells may grow using a similar […]

A spectacular new species of Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae) pitcher plant discovered

A spectacular new species of Nepenthes L., N. attenboroughii (Nepenthaceae), from Palawan Island in the Philippines, has been discovered. The pitcher plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its leafy trap. The original paper has been published on the Botanical […]

Dr. Camilla Pandolfi was awarded at the last ELGRA meeting for the best PhD research in Life Science

At the just concluded meeting of ELGRA (European Low Gravity Research Association) Dr. Camilla Pandolfi was awarded for the best PhD research presented in Life Sciences. Congratulations!