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Enzymes in food flours, how to use and quantify them

Enzymes, currently used in the food industry, are derived from animals or plants (for example, one of the enzymes for digesting starch, amylase, can be derived from the seeds of germinating barley). But most are obtained from different types of beneficial...

Heterologous expression, typologies and development

Heterologous expression is an increasingly applied process in industry. The bacterial expression system is one of the most used resources also and above all because it is a resource with a low economic impact. The vector of expression is fundamental in such processes,...

Probiotics, their use in the food industry

Are probiotics just a passing fad that has peeped into the food industry for some time now or is it really something useful for our health? Many people claim that probiotics are good for the health of both humans and animals: in fact, they seem to have a very positive...

Biotechnology, medical and industrial applications

Modern biotechnology has long been widely used in many industries. This is possible because the basic material on which they are based, i.e. cells or enzymes, is very versatile. They are therefore used in the pharmaceutical, textile, chemical, food and many other...

Prebiotics, typology and production

Prebiotics play a very important role in human health, but it is not easy to find a functional concentration of prebiotics in food, which is why we have been trying to make up for this deficiency with large-scale industrial production for some time now. Some...

Systemic antifungals, when they are to be used

Systemic antifungals are drugs that are used to fight fungal or mycosis infections. These infections can affect different parts of the human body or even the whole of it and must be fought methodically and effectively, otherwise some of them can have even important...

Antifungal antibiotic when and for what purpose

The antifungal or antifungal antibiotic, or antifungal as you like to call it, is part of a category of substances that can control and combat the growth and multiplication of fungi, those responsible for fungal or fungal infections, also more simply called mycosis....

Biochemistry, increasingly present in industry

Since its inception to date, biochemistry has made great strides forward, finding an increasingly broad field of application, especially when it comes to industry. To understand its importance, let us see how one of the most widely applied methods in biotechnology...

Research and development in Italy, we can do more

Expenditure on research and technological development is growing globally, but in general the European Union is not a major player on this scene. As regards research and development in Italy, on the other hand, things are not going badly, but we could definitely do...

Antibacterial, what does a material like that do?

We now talk about antibacterial and antibiotics with a certain frequency. No less we hear about antibacterial materials, but are we really sure we know what an antibacterial is? Antibacterial is – by definition – a substance that kills bacteria or prevents...

Food and antibiotics, proper use in animal husbandry

There is currently much discussion about food and antibiotics in the veterinary sector. The alarm that has recently been raised regarding antibiotic resistance does not exclude this sector. On the contrary, it seems that one of the biggest problems is precisely the...