Biogaia writes off allergy study
Disappointing results from a two-year investigation into the
effects of probiotics on allergies have forced Sweden's Biogaia to
end the research.
Advitech, Cothera announce Dermylex deal
Advitech's psoriasis nutraceutical is set come to market next year,
as the Canadian biotech enters into its first marketing agreements:
Cothera is to market and distribute Dermylex in France, and further
announcements for the...
Folate supplements could improve immune system in the elderly
A diet rich in folic acid could boost the immune system in the old
people,suggest the results from a new Canadian study with rats.
WellGen prepares for nutrigenomic launch
WellGen's first food-derived nutrigenomic product could be on the
market as early as next year, if research continues according to
plan and a suitable commercial partner can be found.
Selenium - slow start in functional foods
Emerging research suggests that selenium, a trace mineral, may have
numerous health benefits but no-one is educating consumers about
Advitech aims for psoriasis deal by year-end
Advitech is embroiled in discussions with potential partners to
bring its XP-828L product to market, targeting sufferers of mild to
moderate psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
Embria to launch organic selenium yeast in EU
Two new companies in the supplements market, one each on either
side of the channel, are looking to launch an organic selenium
yeast in Europe after gaining derogation from the supplements
St John's wort protein found to suppress HIV in lab
A novel protein extracted from a culture of St John's wort extract
suppresses HIV-1 expression and inhibits its replication, say US
Ginseng extract prevents colds, reduces symptoms, finds new study
Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the
immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.
Pharming reports on safety of human lactoferrin for food use
Dutch biotech company Pharming said yesterday that results from
three studies demonstrate that its human lactoferrin can be
considered safe for use in functional foods.
How CLA fights inflammatory disease
US scientists have explained how one of the forms of conjugated
linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid found in dairy products, could
reduce inflammatory disease.
Herbal alternative for asthma shows promise
An oral combination of three Chinese herbs could be as effective as
conventional medicines at alleviating asthma symptoms but without
such severe side effects, report Chinese and American researchers.
NCCAM grant supports African plant research
An international collaboration to research the safety and efficacy
of South African medicinal plants has attracted a $4.4 million,
four-year grant from NCCAM, and could result in plant-based
therapies for diseases rampant in Africa,...
Probiotics increase protection against autoimmune disease
Probiotic bacteria could not only help fight viruses but they may
also protect against autoimmune diseases like diabetes, says
Swedish probiotics firm Probi.
Vanadium may enhance recovery from infections
Vanadium, a trace mineral taken in supplements by bodybuilders and
for sugar control, may promote faster recovery from food poisoning
or other infections, suggests new research on animals.