NEWSLETTER n°1                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°1                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°1                                                                                                            ...
NEWSLETTER n°1                                                                                                            ...
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  1. 1. NEWSLETTER n°1 Work Package 5 – D 5.1 RISTOMED NEWSLETTER New e-Services for a Dietary Approach to the ElderlyI NS I DE T H IS I SS U E :• The Project………………………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 1• The Secret of an equilibrated Consortium……………………………………….. PAGE 1• Kick Off Meeting………………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 2• Dissemination Events………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 3• RTD Interview : ARNOZAN HOSPITAL (FRA) …………………………………… PAGE 4The ProjectOver the last decade, a real improvementof ageing conditions has been madepossible by the progresses of medicine andan increased commitment of public bodiesto this crucial health issue.As a matter of fact , the fight againstsedentarity and nutritional disorders (suchas obesity or malnutrition) have beenidentified as key study factors to preventthe signs of ageing such as oxidative stress,inflammation and gut microbiota disorders;mechanisms that often are at the origin ofserious pathologies for the elderly.Made to promote the collaboration between The Secrets ofEuropean countries on key issues and help an EquilibratedSMEs to access more scientific knowledgeand give substantiality to their products’ Consortiumrelated claims, the Seventh Framework For the realization of such a project, 8Programme has enabled the creation of the partners have entered the RISTOMEDRISTOMED Consortium whose partners - Consortium, spread between Researchcomposed of SMEs and Universitary Centres and Small and Medium Enterprises.Research Centres (RTDs) - are specialized The goal was gather on one hand, RTDsin ageing and nutrition related matters. covering all ageing and nutrition related stakes and, on another hand, SMEs withBased on a complete study of the European added value nutraceuticals that could, wheneating habits and the known properties of added to a specific diet, produce beneficialthree different nutraceuticals, the project’s effects on the subjects’ health. Fourgoal is to develop a e-service/platform to European Hospitals/Research Centres haveenable the elderly people to reach committed themselves in the Project, all“successful ageing” through an adapted providing specific fields of expertise tomanagement of their daily diet, taking into enable an advanced research programmeaccount their health conditions. 1 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  2. 2. NEWSLETTER n°1 Work Package 5 – D 5.1as well as an accurate interpretation of Sciences) , Prof. Patrizia Hrelia (Dept.potential results. Pharmacology) and Prof. Silvana Hrelia (Dept. Biochemistry), the University ofVox Net Società Cooperativa Bologna has gathered the expertise of 4ROMA – ITALY Departments of one of the most prestigious European universities for the realization ofManaged by Fabio Buccolini, the Project’s the Project. Their complementary skills inCoordinator, Vox Net has developed an nutrition and effects on targetedadvanced expertise in developing websites, pathologies and successful ageinginteractive systems and softwares. They promotion, represent a capital stake for thespecific work consist in converting projects project’s results’ interpretation and use.to advanced e-tools and platforms. Withinthe Ristomed Project, Vox Net will put its CHARITE Hospital Medicine University“savoir-faire” to convert the project’s datas BERLIN – GERMANYinto a finished E-Service and put thetechnology at the service of medicineprogresses. The Ristomed Platform The Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin isdeveloped by Vox Net will also stand as a one of the largest and best-establishedcentral communication point for all the university clinics in Europe today. Underpartners. Prof. Lochs responsibility, Charité will bring to the study its specific expertise inUniversity of Rome "SAPIENZA" - malnutrition related diseases in people agedMedical Physiopathology over the 65s and more precisely theDepartment - Nutritional evolution of gastrointestinal flora for theseScience ROMA – ITALY patients.The Food Sciences and Nutrition Institute, HOPITAL XAVIER ARNOZANspecialized in the nutrients’ study and BORDEAUX – FRANCEfoodstuffs, epidemiological investigation inthe field of nutrition, food education, Represented by Isabelle BOURDELnutritional status, food behaviour, elderly MARCHASSON - from the Department ofmalnutrition, has fused the knowledge and Clinical Gerontology - and Mrs Christeleresearch capacities of 2 nutrition BLANC-MISSON – Biology Researcher – thespecialists, Alessandro Pinto ( Graduated in Henry Choussat Xavier ArnozanMedicine and Surgery, qualified as a Gerontological Centre stands as a referenceSpecialist in Food Sciences and Nutrition) in terms of geriatric care and research.and Lorenzo Donini (graduated in Medicine They have acquired a serious reputationand Surgery, Specialist in Nutrition over the years thanks to their expertise inSciences). Their collaboration on the project optimizing the nutritional habits andwill aim at elaborating the appropriate physical activities of the elderly, thehealth promoting diet for the elderly people preservation and improvement of theirinvolved in the study. living conditions and study of their typical pathologies and the way to prevent andALMA MATER STUDIORUM cure them.University of BolognaInterdepartment Centre AISA Therapeutics – PARIS L.Galvani BOLOGNA – ITALY Founded by the Prof. Patrizia d’Alessio, anComposed of Prof. Claudio Franceschi expert in vascular endothelium and anti-(Dept. Experimental Pathology), Prof. inflammatory strategies, has developed andPatrizia Brigidi (Dept. Pharmaceutical patented a fruit based molecula with high 2 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  3. 3. NEWSLETTER n°1 Work Package 5 – D 5.1anti-inflammatory properties. Willing to After this first step everything is startedpush further her researches and open new and is accelerating especially regarding thetherapeutics perspectives to her future nutraceutical packaging and randomizationproducts, Prof. D’Alessio has committed organization and web platformherself in the project as an SME but also development.sharing her knowledge as a recognized Only after this first two steps referring toHematologist. WP1 and WP3 the recruitment period is going to start.ACTIAL Farmaceutica SAMADEIRA – PORTUGAL The Consortium has agreed that University of Rome prepare the Clinical Protocol andActial Farmaceutica Lda, a company already will represent a central nutritional linkpresent worldwide and involved in the between all the partners with a crucial workproduction of branded formulations, food on the E-tool for all the Research Centres.supplements, nutraceuticals is involved inRISTOMED with its VSL#3® food Finally the Official Project Officer Mrs.supplement. This is a probiotic product Senem Sanal Erginel attended the KOM andmade to balance the intestinal microflora did a nice and fruitful presentation on theand prevent inflammatory reactions at EU-Commission actions for SMEs especiallygastrointestinal level. regarding CAPACITIES Programme.LA MAISON DE L’ARGANBORDEAUX - FRANCESpecialized in the production and marketingof Argan oil both in its cosmetic andnutritional form, LA MAISON DE L’ARGANhas teamed with the leading ProfessorZoubida Charrouf from the Morocco RabatUniversity to test the effects of Argan oil –thus enabling to prove new potential effectsand reinforce the existing literature of thisoutstanding natural oil.Kick Off Meeting-KOM First Year Project 12-14 Nov. 2008 Dissemination EventsDuring this first official encounter betweenthe partners, it a real Consortium is born. 2009The meeting was focused on all the • Biofach Organic Foods Exhibitionnecessary administrative and scientific to (www.biofach.de) 19-22 Feb.09perform the clinical tests have been • Sunday Lecture 15th March CHARITE’discussed: the redaction of the Clinical • Rome: i-techpartner Healthcare BiotechProtocol and Ethical Committee approval, Forum 30 & 31 Marchthe optimization of resources in terms of • Bordeaux Symposium Nutrition et Santénumber of analysis, the development of 2-3 July in collaboration with Universitythe web platform for the E-Services. of Laval Quebec – CANADA • PARIS 8 July – IAGG 2009 Symposium www.gerontologyparis2009.com 3 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010
  4. 4. NEWSLETTER n°1 Work Package 5 – D 5.1 RTD Interview : ARNOZAN HOSPITAL (FRA) SUCCESSFUL AGEING - THE VISION OF PROFESSOR ISABELLE BOURDEL MARCHASSON – HENRY CHOUSSAT XAVIER ARNOZAN GERONTOLOGICAL CENTREBelonging to the Gerontological pole of HENRY CHOUSSAT XAVIER ARNOZAN HOSPITAL andgifted with a long experience in managing clinical studies, Pr. Isabelle Bourdel Marchassonshares her vision of the crucial stakes related to the RISTOMED project.“We and more particularly the ageing populations all wish to remain healthy and avoid seriouschronicle illnesses such as Alzheimer other kind of dysfunctions. Nowadays, the fight againstsedentarity and nutritional disorders, obesity of malnutrition, is considered as the key successfactor to avoid ageing related troubles. The concept of “eating well” has evolved a lot over thelast decades, from a purely quantitative vision where the patient is evaluated in function of itscorpulence to a qualitative approach where the content of what has been eaten is carefullystudied and analyzed. As a matter of fact, bad nutritional habits lead to oxidative stress andmicro-inflammation but also an increased exposure to cardiovascular, physiological and mentaldiseases.Micro-inflammation, for example, can be provoked by a gut micro biota disequilibrium. Thereare numerous way of “eating well” according to the extreme diversity of food habits amongstEuropean countries and that are also the reflect of their cultures’ richness. To propose aEuropean Guideline on this specific question we will have to perform a complete study onEuropean eating habits and try to elaborate a diet able to have an impact on micro-inflammation, gut microbiota and cardiovascular diseases “………RISTOMED can be consideredas first step along this complex way.The Gerontological Centre Xavier Arnozan and general and for the RISTOMED Project will bringits expertise in ageing mechanisms, related pathologies but also in conducting researches withelderly patients, whether they are healthy or presenting ageing troubles. Please visit our site www.ristomed.eu for regular updates.Contact detailsCoordinator:Fabio BuccoliniR&D - RISTOMED Project ManagerVox Net Società CooperativaVia Paisiello,32 – 00198 ROMA ITALYwww.voxnet.euemail:fabio.buccolini@ristomed.eu DISCLAIMER: The sole responsibility for the contents of this newsletter lies with the authors. It does not represent the opinion of the European Community. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. 4 This document, and information as organized herein are developed by the RISTOMED consortium and are its exclusive property:Vox Net Soc Coop, Rome University La Sapienza, Bologna University ALMA MATER, Medicine University Charité Hospital Berlin, Gerontologie Clinique Centre Henri Choussat Xavier Arnozan Hospital – Bordeaux, AISA Therapeutics, ACTIAL Farmaceutica, Maison de l’Argan Copyright (C) 2009 - 2010

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