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Ayana Bio gets $300K NIH grant for plant cell-cultivated saffron

By Stephen Daniells

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a grant to support Ayana Bio’s research into the production of saffron’s neuroprotective bioactives through plant cell...

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

Saffron and sight: Study explores longer-term effects

By Asia Sherman

Not only is it the world’s most expensive spice, but saffron may help reduce vision loss and the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) when taken as dietary supplement over an extended period.

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The 'promising' role of saffron in stress resilience

By Olivia Brown

New research conducted in partnership with botanical product manufacturer Pharmactive reveals that its standardized saffron extract Affron was able to normalise HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation in a rat model.

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Pharmactive launches AffronEYE for esports, gamers

By Stephen Daniells

Spain-based Pharmactive Biotech Products has launched a proprietary saffron ingredient called affronEYE to potentially address the negative impacts of blue-light exposure.


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