HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Novel 'delivery' method for nutrients wins Kaye Innovation Award for Hebrew university students

Increasingly, the public wants to "eat healthy," consuming foods that are high in the nutrients that are considered beneficial. The problem is that many of these food components are ultimately ineffective.

This is so because most bioactive phytochemicals (chemical components derived from plants) are not soluble in water, and therefore their absorption via the digestive system is very limited. In plain terms, the beneficial components simply pass through our bodies.

In order to solve this problem, two Ph.D. students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have contributed to the development of "nanovehicles" that can successfully transport the desired components through the digestive system. For their successful work, the two students, Aviram Spernath and Idit Yuli-Amar are first-prize student winners of this year's Kaye Innovation Awards at the Hebrew University, which were presented on June 8 during the 67th meeting of the university's Board of Governors.

Spernath and Yuli-Amar have been working under the supervision of Prof. Nissim Garti and Dr. Abraham Aserin at the Hebrew University's Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry in developing nanodroplets and tiny liquid crystals that are effective in binding with, dissolving, stabilizing and retaining food or medicinal chemicals, thereby creating microemulsions. The vehicles are built using complex formulations involving emulsifiers, water, oil and alcohol.

These nanodroplets or liquid-crystals, each bearing the desired bioactive chemicals, can be incorporated into liquid or solid food, capsules, powders or tablets. The vehicles' retentive qualities and nanostructure enable them to be successfully absorbed through digestive membranes. The method has significant health implications for both better nutrition and medical treatment.

Spernath, 35, who lives in Kfar Saba, and Yuli-Amar, 28, of Jerusalem stress that their specially
'"/>

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-2-5882904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9-Jun-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
2. Novel antibiotic shows promise in shortening treatment duration of tuberculosis
3. Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size
4. Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance
5. Novel imaging technique shows abnormal brain anatomy in children with ADHD
6. Novel drug-antidote strategy provides greater control of drug action
7. Novel imaging technique shows lymph nodes, metastases in breast cancer without surgery
8. Novel vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy and lipid disorders
9. Novel findings about neovessel formation
10. Novel MRI technique provides clear images of blood flow
11. Novelty-seeking teens may be more easily influenced by tobacco advertisements

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... ... Clinical Research, CenterWatch eLearning , https://www.centerwatch.com/products/category/2764-elearning/product/472-the-crc-trainer , Wherever one falls ... Companion to the CRC’s Guide to Coordinating Clinical Research provides the perfect ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) has ... $5 million AbbVie COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund. The fund was created in March to ... frontline homeless workers in service to vulnerable populations in hard-hit communities. , “We ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... Mass. (PRWEB) , ... May 21, 2020 , ... ... of its award-winning population health management platform that supports care management and utilization ... than 100 individuals at client sites, TruCare 2020 provides significant usability and automation ...
(Date:5/16/2020)... CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) , ... May 15, 2020 , ... On May 21, T1V will ... of the Ellison Institute of USC, and a contributor to CBS news, as we address ... been in place in most parts of the country since March, many questions are left ...
(Date:5/15/2020)... , ... May 15, 2020 , ... ... management solutions, recently announced the company and its healthcare-focused background screening division, PreCheck, ... 10 Pre-Employment Screening Consulting/Services Companies 2020. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... Latham Pool Products Aids I2m ... polymer film gowns that will be worn by doctors and nurses , Latham ... accessories, is excited to give back to the community in a collaborative effort ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... 2020 , ... After The World Health Organization officially declared ... to continue seeing patients despite lockdowns and stay at home orders. According to ... complete healthcare communications, conducted online by The Harris Poll among more than 2,000 ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... ... Cataract is the world's leading cause of blindness , accounting for approximately ... more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, according to the report ... the population in America continues to age, the number of cataract cases are projected ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: