The project

The age of population is greatly increased and people in the last years of their lives have some chronic diseases. One of fundamental objectives of modern society is to maintain good physical condition and good health state. The World Health Organization reminds us “Aging is a privilege and a goal of society. It is also a challenge, which has an impact on all aspects of 21st century society”. From the cognitive point of view, preserving a good memory allows to maintain a good state of psycho-physical well-being. Aging is not a disease, but conversely it can become a resource for the whole community.

Conducting a healthy lifestyle and following a healthy diet are crucial for living as long as possible in “healthy aging”. Preventing the onset of aging-related diseases is one of the main aims of the research.

The Laboratories of the University of Pavia directed by Prof. Paola Rossi, Elena Savino, Anna Maria Picco, and Enrica Capelli study the effects of some medicinal mushrooms, known for thousands of years in Chinese medicine for their beneficial properties on human health, including hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, gastroprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, anti-fatigue, anti-senescence, and neuroprotective ones. The research activity of the laboratories focuses in particular on the characterization and study of neuroprotective, anti-tumor, and anti-oxidant effects of medicinal mushrooms, such as Hericium erinaceus. Hericium erinaceus is able to stimulate the nerve growth factor (NGF) and to perform at the level of the central nervous system a neurotrophic effect that is accompanied by an improvement in memory. The researchers involved in this CrowdFunding project have also recently demonstrated its antidepressant effect in obese patients.

Ganoderma lucidum, Grifola frondosa, Lentinula edodes, Agaricus blazei and Cordyceps sinensis are medicinal mushrooms with anti-neoplastic properties. In particular, the researchers involved in this CrowdFunding project are studying their effect on breast cancer.

 

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Goals

Step 1: €10.000

Scholarship and materials

  • 4000 euros for four-month scholarship (first 4 months)
  • 4000 euros for four-month scholarship (following 4 months)
  • 2000 euros for laboratory materials

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Team

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Rossi Paola

Prof. associato - Dip. di Biologia e Biotecnologie | Founder

Rossi Paola

Prof. associato - Dip. di Biologia e Biotecnologie | Founder
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Savino Elena

Prof. aggregato - Dip. Scienze delle terra e degli ambienti

Savino Elena

Prof. aggregato - Dip. Scienze delle terra e degli ambienti
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Capelli Enrica

Prof. aggregato - Dip. Biologia e biotecnologie

Capelli Enrica

Prof. aggregato - Dip. Biologia e biotecnologie
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Ratto Daniela

Biologa, PhD student - Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie

Ratto Daniela

Biologa, PhD student - Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie
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Anna Maria Picco

Prof. associato - Dip. Scienze della terra e degli ambienti | Founder

Anna Maria Picco

Prof. associato - Dip. Scienze della terra e degli ambienti | Founder
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Girometta Carolina

Biologa, assegnista presso Dipartimento di scienze della tessa e dell'ambiente

Girometta Carolina

Biologa, assegnista presso Dipartimento di scienze della tessa e dell'ambiente
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Cesaroni Valentina

Biologo, PhD student presso Dipartimento di scienze della terra e dell'ambiente

Cesaroni Valentina

Biologo, PhD student presso Dipartimento di scienze della terra e dell'ambiente
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Baiguera Rebecca

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di scienze della terra e dell'ambiente

Baiguera Rebecca

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di scienze della terra e dell'ambiente
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Bacchi Sara

Bacchi Sara

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Cobelli Filippo

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie

Cobelli Filippo

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie
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Di Iorio Carmine

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie

Di Iorio Carmine

Biologo, borsista presso Dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie

Backers

  1. TULINO CIRA
  2. Antonella Ricco
  3. Peggy Marconi
  4. Anonymous
  5. Anonymous
  6. Attilio Francesco Speciani
  7. Patrizia Di Luca
  8. Sabrina Pavia
  9. monica canepari
  10. Antonella Ricco
  11. Paola Angelone
  12. Marta Grandi
  13. Lucia Di Paola
  14. Anonymous
  15. enrica zuccotti
  16. Silvana Piroddi
  17. Annapia Verri
  18. Roberta Pati
  19. Arianna Forgione
  20. Rosaria Polizzotto
  21. BADANO ANNA
  22. simona viterbo
  23. franco varvello
  24. Anna Fontana
  25. Anonymous
  26. Angelina De Luca
  27. Angelina De Luca
  28. Simone Barbagallo
  29. Roberta Camera
  30. giuseppe nigrelli
  31. Lorena Pompa
  32. Laura Mercanti
  33. Maria Luisa Colamussi
  34. cristina Rossi
  35. Maristella Giurisato
  36. ALESSANDRO BERTINI
  37. RUFFO UMBERTO
  38. BADANO ANNA
  39. DALLA CHA ANDREA
  40. Giancarlo Vergellato
  41. Anonymous
  42. DARIA ANTONIETTA MARAZZINI
  43. CARPANETO STEFANIA
  44. ZANETTA FEDERICO
  45. jaela pegoraro
  46. Beatrice Schacher
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  48. Attilio Speciani
  49. elena porzio
  50. Federico Isernia
  51. francesca varvello
  52. elena porzio
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  54. Anonymous
  55. Paola Angelone
  56. Elena Vercesi
  57. Federica Ganora
  58. Anonymous
  59. Maddalena Albini
  60. Eduardo Pirotta
  61. Arianna Forgione
  62. Stefano Dell'Orbo
  63. Sabrina Pavia
  64. Anonymous
  65. Valerio Solleciti
  66. Silvana Magi
  67. Anonymous
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  69. Roberta Camera
  70. Anonymous
  71. Fiorella Costa
  72. Chiara Maria Rita Susini
  73. Lucia Di Paola
  74. RAPPAZZO EMANUELA
  75. Marina Malcotti
  76. Anonymous
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