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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

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