Big Pharma

New data on Probi Defendum confirms probiotics supporting the immune system

Probi Defendum probiotics

New data on Probi Defendum confirms probiotics supporting the immune system

New data on Probi Defendum confirms probiotics supporting the immune system In one of the largest immune studies, Probi Defendum® confirms beneficial effect in supporting the immune system in fighting viral common colds. While many people are trying to reduce their exposure towards bacteria and viruses these days, it is important to stress that many microbes are essential for good health – and some of these are probiotics with proven health effects. Recently additional clinical validation has been published on Probi Defendum, this time in one of the largest immune health studies ever performed on probiotics. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled...

Leer más →


New revolutionising self-sterilising technology

self-sterilising technology

New revolutionising self-sterilising technology

New revolutionising self-sterilising technology 10.12.2020, Zürich – Osmotex has developed the Osmotex Steriliser Technology that can make textiles and personal items virus and bacteria free. The company has now launched the first series of masks for early adopters at the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. With the Covid-19 outbreak and other virus infections, the market for sterilising facemasks and personal items is increasing and Osmotex considers its solution a real breakthrough. Osmotex Steriliser facemask “With the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw new opportunities for our proprietary osmosis technology. To help make surfaces virus and bacteria free, we have developed the Osmotex Steriliser Technology...

Leer más →


In the lab, St. Jude scientists identify possible COVID-19 treatment

COVID-19 treatment scientists St. Jude

In the lab, St. Jude scientists identify possible COVID-19 treatment

In the lab, St. Jude scientists identify possible COVID-19 treatment Immunologists have determined the process driving life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients with COVID-19, sepsis and other inflammatory disorders suggesting possible treatment using existing drugs. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Previous Next   Newswise — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant illness and death while treatment options remain limited. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients with COVID-19. The research appeared online...

Leer más →


Diabetes increases neuritic damage around amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

amyloid plaques diabetes

Diabetes increases neuritic damage around amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Diabetes increases neuritic damage around amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease New research from the University of Eastern Finland explores the role of diabetes in the cellular and molecular changes underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD). In an AD mouse model, diabetes induced through a diet rich in fats and sugars weakened the accumulation of microglial cells around amyloid plaques and increased the formation of neuritic plaques with prominent tau pathology. Besides the mouse model, a similar observation was also made in hydrocephalus patients with type 2 diabetes, who had fewer microglia around amyloid plaques than patients without diabetes. The findings provide valuable...

Leer más →


New insight into neovessel formation shows promise in future treatment of cardiovascular diseases

cardiovascular diseases neovessel treatment University of Eastern Finland

New insight into neovessel formation shows promise in future treatment of cardiovascular diseases

New insight into neovessel formation shows promise in future treatment of cardiovascular diseases A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland provides novel insight into the previously unknown effects of factors regulating blood vessel formation. In the study, bone morphogenetic factor 6, i.e. BMP6, was shown – for the first time - to regulate blood vessel formation via vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and Hippo signalling pathway. The findings can be used in developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases.  Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the Western world. In many of these diseases, blood circulation is decreased due to narrowed blood vessels, leading to inadequate tissue perfusion and oxygen deprivation. The formation of new...

Leer más →