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January 2021


2021-01-08T10:38:25+01:00January 8th, 2021|

At the end of 2020, Enea's Biotechnology laboratory at Casaccia completed its part of the research as part of a project financed by the Ministry of Economic Development's Sustainable Growth Fund, called IDROZAFF. This project proposes the construction of a high-tech demonstration plant for the intensive cultivation of saffron in a controlled environment, with LED [...]

November 2019

Stargardt’s disease, effective treatment with saffron

2019-11-22T11:25:43+01:00November 22nd, 2019|

This is the important result of a research realised at the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS and Università Cattolica, campus of Rome, published in the prestigious magazine "Nutrients". The study was coordinated by Prof. Benedetto Falsini, associate professor at the Institute of Ophthalmology (Catholic University) and specialist at the Ophthalmology UOC of the A. [...]

September 2018

Conference on Saffron at the Avezzano “Marsicana Week”.

2018-09-17T17:01:27+02:00September 17th, 2018|

  As part of the programme of events of the "Settimana Marsicana" in Avezzano (AQ), on 31 July a conference was held on "Saffron, between History and Actuality". Speeches given by many speakers were multi-disciplinary: from botany, to agronomy, to aspects of chemical and nutraceutical nature. Among the speakers, Dr. Maria Maggi, Hortus Novus researcher, [...]

October 2017