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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Bullseye For Dry Eye

Friday, January 23, 2015

In developing a second patented three layer tear-film-specific formula for oral administration, the female lead Biosyntrx science team included the nutrient co-factors suggested necessary to address dry eye syndrome by physiologic rather than pharmacological means.

1st Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Biosyntrx has announced that the company will present Jeff Rutgard, MD, the first Biosyntrx Thornton Humanitarian Award on January 18 at the 2015 Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting (Grand Wailea Hotel, Maui, HI). The award will be presented during the Hawaiian Eye Foundation portion of the Sunday morning session.

Calling Out Evidence-Based Medicine One More Time

Friday, January 02, 2015

It seems appropriate that our first 2015 Friday Pearl responds to an article titled "Ocular Nutritional Supplements - Are Their Ingredients and Manufacturers Claims Evidence-Based?" It was published in the November 20, 2014 online issue of Ophthalmology. 

Dry Eye & Physical Activity

Friday, December 19, 2014

A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was just published in the Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Holiday Stress & Immunity

Friday, December 12, 2014

The holidays can be stressful, even for those of us who claim to truly love this season. It's important to note that a clinical relationship exists between phychosocial factors and secretory immunoglobulin A (sigA), an antibody that's part of the human body's first defense and integral to a healthy immune system.

The Science of Purpose and Well-Being

Friday, December 05, 2014

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the sense of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification. 

Sugar, Alzheimer's, AMD & Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 21, 2014

I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with macular degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. A couple of years ago, one of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story that teased out the connection between Alzheimer’s and sugar.

Age Management

Friday, November 14, 2014

A study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested that the use of multivitamins may slow down biological aging in women. It seems safe to assume that multivitamins may slow down the aging process in men as well.

Three Pillars of Health

Friday, November 07, 2014

Today’s Biosyntrx Friday Pearl features an audio-supported public service PowerPoint presentation I just completed for MDSupport, the worldwide, non profit organization founded by retired educator, Dan Roberts. This is the tenth year that I have presented the year-end lecture for this organization, which have been featured in more than 240 affiliate group locations worldwide, including senior centers and public libraries.

Oxidative Stress & Aging Eyes

Friday, October 31, 2014

A lively dinner discussion with a few biochemists on an article titled "Oxidative Stress and its Downstream Signaling in Aging Eyes" recently published in Clinical Intervention in Aging spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the biochemical end point of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the ability of nutrient-based antioxidants to fight against oxidative injury, including in the eye.

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