Professor Giovanni Scapagnini, the co-founder of Orgaia, spoke at the TEDx Italy in the city of Campobasso about ageing strategies, nutrition and technologies. Prof Scapagnini has spent years studying the population of Okinawa in Japan and other communities around the world that live disease-free and over 100 years of age to understand the secrets of ageing and the genetic processes affected by nutrition. The talk explains what the variables that influence human ageing are and how we can fight certain related diseases. Graduated in Medicine in 1992, PhD in Neurobiology, Prof Scapagnini is currently Full Professor of Human Nutrition (MED 49).
Previously, Prof Scapagnini was Assistant Professor at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Rockville, Maryland (USA), as well as the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the National Research Council and visiting Professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore (USA). He is also Vice-President of the Italian Society of Nutraceuticals (SINUT) and Deputy Scientific Director of the Sannio Tech Interuniversity Consortium (BN).
His scientific production consists of over 150 publications in international and national journals and 20 international patents in the nutraceutical and biomedical area. Since 2005 he is an editorial consultant and regular guest of Italian TV channels, talking about issues related to nutrition and health. His research activities focus on the study of the biological mechanisms of ageing, in particular of the central nervous system, and on the functional role of plant and food compounds in healthy longevity.
The President of the Scientific Board of Orgaia, Prof. Giovanni Scapagnini has returned to RAI TV as the regular expert guest of the weekly health & science programme broadcast at prime time on Saturday mornings.
RAI is Italy’s National TV Network. The programme titled BUONGIORNO BENESSERE (Wellbeing Morning) includes a live studio audience and focuses on the latest scientific discoveries in nutrition, wellbeing and beauty. Italy is the first country in Europe in terms of longevity.
In the first episode of the new TV series Prof. Scapagnini talks about extending longevity and Telomere and Chomosome integrity thanks to the effects of the Mediterranean Diet. During the programme Prof. Scapagnini also developed a live experiment to demonstrate the positive effects of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant natural ingredients.
To view the video highlights of the first programme. Click on Video below.
A journey through the microscopic world of the cell
This incredible video animation developed by Xvivo for Harvard University takes people through the world of cellular biology and on on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus.
Humans are made of cells. At Orgaia we believe that it is critical to make people understand how cells and cellular mechanisms work in their complexity and how critical nutrition is to maintain cell health. Videos like this are perfect to demonstrate that cells live in a world of their own and that not only our genetic make-up, but also nutrition affects the life and messages that cells send and receive, says Nicolas De Santis, CEO of Orgaia.
The Inner of the Cell follows a white blood cell’s movement along the endothelium and its response to an external stimulus — a process known as leukocyte extravasation.
Xvivo is the Premiere Creator of Medical Animation and Scientific Media. This award winning piece was the first topic in a series of animations XVIVO is creating for Harvard’s educational website BioVisions at Harvard.