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September 2018

Conference on Saffron at the Avezzano “Marsicana Week”.

2018-09-17T17:01:27+00:00 September 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

Siog 2017

2018-07-04T08:01:34+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Si svolgerà a Napoli i prossimi 20 e 21 ottobre il VII Congresso della Società Italiana di Oftalmologia  Genetica (SIOG), organizzato dalla professoressa Francesca Simonelli, direttore della Clinica Oculistica dell'Universita' degli Studi della Campania L. Vanvitelli. Verranno trattati gli aspetti più innovativi in tema di diagnosi e terapia delle malattie oculari rare, con particolare riferimento alle [...]

European Retina Meeting 2017

2018-07-04T08:02:16+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

European Retina Meeting 2017 was held from 5th to the 7th October in Paris, France. This Meeting brought together the best specialists in vision, especially in retinal research, from all over the world. Our current understanding of the retinal information processing is now making it possible to design rational therapies for a number of diseases impairing [...]

May 2017

XXV National Congress of Phytotherapy – a success

2017-06-01T13:28:06+00:00 May 28th, 2017|

The annual congress of SIFit.-Italian Society of Phytotherapy was closed today in Arezzo, with the active and lively presence of over one hundred congressmen and many interesting presentations, starting from the full lecture by Professor Giovanni Appendino of the University of Eastern Piedmont, On "Olfactory and Non-Olfactory Receptors of Essential Oils. Towards a mechanicistic rationalization [...]

XXV National Congress of Phytotherapy

2017-05-09T12:42:27+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

The Italian Society of Herbal Medicine (S.I.Fit.) was founded in 1992 in Siena with the aim at stimulating the transition from phytotherapy based on empiricism to phytotherapy based on scientific experimentation. Hortus Novus, a member of S.I.Fit., shares this approach in full and participated a couple of years at the interesting annual conference that, this [...]

April 2017

Saffron and neuroprotection

2017-04-12T11:21:14+00:00 April 12th, 2017|

It has been recently published on “OK Salute e Benessere” an interview with Prof Bisti who reported interesting results obtained both in preclinical as well as in clinical studies where saffron treatment was used to cope with neurodegenerative processes of neuro-retina. Clinical trials performed by the team of Prof. Falsini at Policlinico Gemelli provide convincing [...]

November 2016

Italian Saffron Association conference

2016-12-22T14:09:30+00:00 November 26th, 2016|

Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Fucecchio, during the conference organized by the Italian Saffron Association, Professor Angelo D'Archivio of the L’Aquila University presented some of the results of researches carried out in recent years, with the cooperation of our staff, on characterization of crocuses. The methods of chemiometrics applied to saffron have allowed to determine, [...]

Linus and Saffron

2016-12-22T14:07:11+00:00 November 14th, 2016|

Leafing through an old copy of Linus magazine we found this strip. Charles Schulz was a genius, by the magical insights, we already knew, but to know that he was also prescient in science has really surprised us ... and pleased. Enjoy the strip!

October 2016

“Fior di Bontà” in Florence

2016-12-22T14:12:29+00:00 October 29th, 2016|

Saturday, October 29 at 11.30 at the Tosca hall of the beautiful Florence Central Market our scientific adviser Professor Silvia Bisti of the L’Aquila University gave a lecture on the neuroprotective properties of saffron, during "Fior di bontà" a two days outreach event organized by the Saffron from Florentine Hills Association. This annual meeting has [...]

May 2013

The Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the long term

2016-11-21T16:11:13+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|

In 2010, a clinical study has demonstrated that the use of Saffron improves the sensitivity of the retina in the initial stages of macular degeneration (AMD). The purpose of the subsequent studies was to assess whether the functional benefits observed, could extend for a longer duration, even at later stages of the disease. In 2012, [...]

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