May 2023

XXXI National Congress of Phytotherapy

2023-05-08T10:19:39+02:00May 8th, 2023|

The Italian Society of Phytotherapy hosted the XXXI National Congress of Phytotherapy and the XXXI SYRP Conference in Brescia from April 28 to 30, 2023. On this momentous occasion, two experts in the subject gathered at the Novotel Brescia for a series of fascinating discussions. Hortus Novus, which was in Brescia with its [...]

January 2023

Diabetic Retinopathy, kick off of a cutting-edge research.

2023-01-30T12:14:12+01:00January 30th, 2023|

An interesting project about diabetic retinopathy has been recently awarded by the Italian Minister of Health in the #NextGenerationUE program framework. The project "Early Retinal Neurodegeneration as Risk Factor, Biomarker and Pharmacological Target of Diabetic Retinopathy" address a serious complication of diabetes that could lead to blindness. The team is led by the San Raffaele Hospital and is [...]

October 2022

AR2022 –  The second conference of the Society for Acquired Resilience in Sidney.

2022-10-27T17:52:38+02:00October 27th, 2022|

The second conference of the Society for Acquired Resilience took place from the 27th to 29th of September in Sydney. The Society for Acquired Resilience is a scientific organization of researchers interested in a variety of therapeutic applications able to ameliorate patients quality of life mainly by increasing  tissue resilience and to critically assess their validity from a clinical, anatomical, physiological, cellular and molecular [...]

June 2022

May 2022

Saffron for breakfast? Hortus Novus studies how in the European project PromedLife.

2022-05-17T16:19:17+02:00May 12th, 2022|

The "Novel food products for the promotion of Mediterranean Lifestyle and healthy diet" (PromedLife) project, funded by the European Horizon "Prima" program, has officially started. The project aims to promote lifestyles in line with the principles of the Mediterranean diet, encouraging healthy eating habits and reducing the environmental and economic impact of production and food [...]

February 2022

Saffron and sleep: a promising study

2022-02-01T12:20:24+01:00February 1st, 2022|

  Recently an article on the possible beneficial effects of saffron on sleep was published on JCSM (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine). The experimental protocol was a double-blind placebo controlled procedure. The aim of the research was to verify the hypothesis that a treatment with saffron was able to improve the quality of sleep by [...]

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. [...]

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