Treating Inflammatory Diseases with Algae

 Seagriculture EU 2024

Living marine organisms, such as algae, are a growing source for new medicines. Some researchers think drugs like these may have the qualities to cure human issues such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

In this video, Luísa Barreira, a researcher at the Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) located at the University of Algarve, in Portugal, discusses finding new compounds in algae that possess anti-inflammatory effects. The compounds are being tested for possible use in treatments for IBD and other inflammatory diseases.

This work is part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project Algae4IBD.

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