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2010-05-14 08:28:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OXIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: OXIS, Paris: OXI), announced today that its senior management will be presenting on Tuesday, May 18th at 2:50pm BST at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference. Chairman & CEO Tony Cataldo and President Bernie Landes will be unveiling the commercialization and rollout plan of OXIS' powerful patent and IP portfolio. The company's plan, focused on gaining a significant...

2009-08-25 12:41:24

A chemical compound found in unpasteurised food has been detected in unusually high levels in the red blood cells of pregnant women with the condition pre-eclampsia.These results are important because they suggest that the compound, 'ergothioneine', is an indicator of pre-eclampsia and may help scientists to understand the cause of the condition, which is currently unknown.Scientists at the University of Leeds took blood samples from a group of thirty-seven pregnant women and compared the red...

2007-11-15 09:01:08

Oxis International Inc. (OTCBB:OXIS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing predictive biomarkers, clinical assays and nutraceutical and therapeutic products, announced today that health articles on CNN.com described that mushrooms contain overlooked disease-fighting chemicals such as L-Ergothioneine (ERGO). To quote WWW.CNN.COM/2007/HEALTH, "Laboratory reports and animal studies show that compounds in mushrooms may do everything from bolster immune function to...

2007-07-02 09:18:57

Oxis International Inc (OTCBB: OXIS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing predictive biomarkers, clinical assays and nutraceutical and therapeutic products, announced today that Dr. Dirk Grndemann of the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, found evidence supporting the use of L-Ergothioneine (ERGO) as a nutritional/dietary supplement to treat Chronic Inflammatory Diseases (CIDs), Supplementation of ERGO to correct a dietary deficit could represent a new...

2005-09-02 10:56:47

They're a rich source of one disease-fighting compound, study finds HealthDay News -- Mushrooms are a prime natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine, outdoing either of the two foods previously believed to be better sources, food scientists report. Researchers at Penn State found that white button mushrooms, the kind most commonly consumed in the United States, have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and four times more than chicken liver. The finding was made using...

2005-08-31 18:10:58

Using a new, more sensitive-testing approach they developed for fungi, Penn State food scientists have found that mushrooms are a better natural source of the antioxidant ergothioneine than either of the two dietary sources previously believed to be best. The researchers found that white button mushrooms, the most commonly consumed kind in the U.S., have about 12 times more of the antioxidant than wheat germ and 4 times more than chicken liver, the previous top-rated ergothioneine sources...


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