A PhD student at the University of Life Sciences in Wrocław (UPWr) is working on creating a supplement that prevents insulin resistance, which is the basis of the metabolic syndrome in horses. The results of her research can also be used in human medicine, because the horse is a model animal in the case of many human diseases.
Malwina Mularczyk from the Doctoral School of UPWr in her scientific work deals with the isolation of bioactive substances from bacterial, yeast and plant cells. They are supposed to reduce oxidative stress, which is a factor influencing the development of insulin resistance.
The aim of the research is to create an economically viable supplement for horses with a bioactive substance that will inhibit the development of the metabolic syndrome. In order to convince breeders to the new product, it intends to optimize the production process, minimizing production costs. She wants to achieve this by increasing the proportion of the compound, isolating it from yeast by extraction and purification.