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DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome considerable pricing and regulatory challenges.

DuPont is developing concepts to serve both seniors and children in Asia. ©iStock

Q-markers required to affirm beneficial effects of TCM, say Chinese researchers

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) needs quality markers to affirm its safety and efficacy in maintaining the health of its consumers, say researchers in China.

Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT

Daily supplementation with a blend of extracts from mangosteen, elderberry, and pomegranate may delay muscle soreness and help manage post-exercise recovery, says a new study.

Imperial network gathers expertise to tackle global nutrition issues

A new network of excellence has aims to become a beacon of nutrition research as it looks towards a renewed focus on balancing nutritional needs alongside food production in preserving population health.

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

UK life sciences firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

Steroid-free asthma hope? Vitamin E holds anti-inflammation promise: Human Trial

The γ-Tocopherol isoform of vitamin E can reduce typical inflammatory features of asthma and could be a future steroid-free option for sufferers, say researchers.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

A combination of refined herbal extracts can help to lower the risk of diabetes, according to a Chinese study.

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