June 18, 2010
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that maintaining higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the amino acid, methionine, appear to reduce lung cancer risk in smokers and nonsmokers alike.
June 04, 2010
Summer has arrived and so will those dreadful summer colds that can often make many folks feel worse than winter colds and flu. Summer colds interfere with summer vacation fun.
May 28, 2010
Biosyntrx is pleased to join the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and add its support of the Dietary Supplement Full Implementation and Enforcement Act of 2010.
May 13, 2010
During the development of an infection, bacteria often undergo what could be called a lifestyle change; instead of living as individual organisms, they form community structures known as biofilms. Findings from the University of Iowa shed light on how lactoferrin can prevent slimy biofilm development on the ocular mucosal surface.
May 07, 2010
Scientists have suspected for more than 50 years that reactive oxygen species (ROS) is one of the major instigators of aging. These oxygen byproducts of metabolism wreak havoc with a large number of molecules, as well as inhibit the body's ability to repair the damage they cause.
April 30, 2010
Last night, Dr. Jackson Coleman became the ninth recipient of the University of Tennessee Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Ophthalmology. The ceremony was broadcast live around the world from the Freeman Auditorium at the University.
April 09, 2010
It is appropriate to discuss this subject since the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Spring Symposium and Congress opens tomorrow in Boston, MA.
April 02, 2010
A study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology suggested that dry eyes affect more than 5 million people in the United States. This disease significantly impacts the quality of life of people who suffer this malady.
March 26, 2010
Folic acid is an essential nutrient that plays a major role in intracellular metabolism. The Institute of Medicine has found it safe when consumed in doses up to 1,000 micrograms (mcg) daily. Today's column is a Council for Responsible Nutrition response to an article on folic acid in the April edition of Prevention Magazine.
March 19, 2010
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a combination of the amino acid l-carnitine with an acetyl group attached, thereby giving ALC the ability to transport long-chain fatty acids into the mitochrondia (referred to as the intracellular power plants because the mitochrondia generates ATP chemical energy).