Navigation Links
Hope for Alzheimer's blossoms

A substance found in the Welsh national flower, which could offer hope for sufferers of Alzheimer's disease, is being supported for large scale manufacture by Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC).

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, making up 55 per cent of all cases of dementia. Dementia affects one person in 20 over the age of 65 and one person in five over the age of 80.

Certain species of daffodil, which thrive in the Black Mountains of South Powys, produce galanthamine, a leading drug in the alleviation of memory loss symptoms.

The University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre is now helping a company Alzeim Ltd (supported by Glasu, the EU funded LEADER+ Programme in Powys) to develop the agricultural potential of the daffodil as a medicinal plant along with the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

The Centre is providing support from harvesting in the field to marketing the pharmaceutical product. This includes assisting with the science of developing crops more than once a year and helping growers to assess when the best time to harvest the crop.

Frank Marsh, Marketing Director, The Manufacturing Engineering Centre said: "Galanthamine has major investment potential. Furthermore, the potential for Welsh hill farms is huge. The benefits are extensive, not only to Welsh bioscience and the pharmaceutical industry, but also to the ageing population."


'"/>

Source:Cardiff University


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Neuronal traffic jam marks early Alzheimers disease
2. Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimers plaques are cleared
3. Gene vaccine for Alzheimers disease shows promising results
4. Duke Chemists Isolating Individual Molecules Of Toxic Protein In Alzheimers, Parkinsons Disease
5. Nanoscale Diagnostic Sets Sights on Alzheimers
6. Alzheimers cognitive decline slowed
7. One gene links newborn neurons with those that die in diseases such as Alzheimers
8. Scientists discover that three molecules may be developed into new Alzheimers drugs
9. Pinpointing a culprit molecule in Alzheimers disease
10. Targeting a key enzyme with gene therapy reversed course of Alzheimers disease in mouse models
11. Natural compound from pond scum shows potential activity against Alzheimers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/15/2016)... ALBANY, New York , June 15, 2016 ... published a new market report titled "Gesture Recognition Market ... Trends and Forecast, 2016 - 2024". According to the ... at USD 11.60 billion in 2015 and is ... and reach USD 48.56 billion by 2024.  ...
(Date:6/3/2016)... 3, 2016 Das ... Nepal hat ein 44 ... geprägter Kennzeichen, einschließlich Personalisierung, Registrierung und IT-Infrastruktur, ... Produktion und Implementierung von Identitätsmanagementlösungen. Zahlreiche renommierte ... Januar teilgenommen, aber Decatur wurde als konformste ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... , June 1, 2016 ... in Election Administration and Criminal Identification to Boost Global ... a recently released TechSci Research report, " Global Biometrics ... Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the ... billion by 2021, on account of growing security concerns ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016 Cell Applications, Inc. and ... to produce up to one billion human induced ... one week. These high-quality, consistent stem cells enable ... and spend more time doing meaningful, relevant research. ... high-volume manufacturing process that produces affordable, reliable HiPSC ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... --  StockNewsNow.com , The Official MicroCap News Source™, today ... Pourhassan , President & CEO of CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: ... and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies for the ... company,s website (see here: www.CytoDyn.com ). The video ... 2016, at the LD Micro Invitational in ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ... ... New light-based technologies that facilitate a “look inside” the human body using ... wearable devices for point-of-care diagnostics as well as powerful new systems that provide even ... future directions are detailed in a new open-access article by Antonio Pifferi and colleagues ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ALBANY, N.Y. , June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Research, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today ... produce and sell the first commercially available cannabichromene ... is manufactured using Teewinot,s patented biosynthetic processes. Teewinot,s ... genes in microorganisms for efficient production of large ...
Breaking Biology Technology: