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Friday Pearls

The Public Health Cost of Dirty Air

Friday, May 18, 2018

A new study published in the May 2018 issue of Environmental Health used high-resolution mapping of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) with Google street-view cars and incidence of cardiovascular events within neighborhoods in Oakland, CA. The study conclusions clearly suggest that street-level differences in long-term exposure to TRAP are associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events among the elderly, indicating that within-neighborhood differences in TRAP are important to heart health.

Gut Microbes: Eye, Brain and Body Health

Friday, May 11, 2018

A few years ago, one of our favorite life-exploring journals, The Scientist, reported on far-reaching ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Hemp and the 2018 Farm Act

Friday, April 20, 2018

According to Nutritional Outlook, a new bipartisan Hemp Farming Bill of 2018 officially debuted on the Senate floor on April 12. If passed, industrial hemp will be regulated as an agricultural crop and will finally be removed from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.

March for Science, Not Silence

Friday, April 06, 2018

The second nonpartisan March for Science will happen on April 14, 2018, with more than 70 satellite events around the world registered to participate. Since Biosyntrx strongly supports evidence-based policy making and government supported funding for scientific research, today‚Äôs Friday Pearl will focus on agricultural practices of particular interest to the Union of Concerned Scientists. When improving nutrient intake from food is the subject; we support science, not silence.

Addressing a Public Health Crisis

Friday, March 30, 2018

Biosyntrx strongly supports the passionate, cross-country, bipartisan young people driving the Never Again, March for Our Lives movement.Because of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, even more questions on how to prevent gun violence are resurfacing among public health officials, citizens, and politicians, therefore we felt it appropriate to feature a February 2018 Aspen Institute Ideas to Go podcast featuring a 2017 PBS Judy Woodruff interview with the former surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, MD.

Fish Every Friday Tales

Friday, March 16, 2018

Now that Ash Wednesday has come and gone and our souls have been cleansed by not eating meat, Lent has officially started for millions of Catholics around the world. Fish on Friday is back on the menu until after Easter Sunday. My entertaining conspiracy theorist friends will, no doubt, sink their teeth right into an NPR spoof suggesting that a powerful medieval pope made a secret pact to prop up the Italian fishing industry by requiring all Roman Catholics to eat fish every Friday, with the goal of getting millions of Catholics around the world to alter global economics.

Nerve Growth Factor and Why We Love Science

Friday, March 09, 2018

Neurotropins are exciting blood stream-signaling proteins that induce the survival of neurons. They are capable of stimulating specific cells to survive, differentiate, or grow. This can be particularly important to those suffering from age-related loss of optimal eye and brain function.

What To Look For as Our Eyes Grow Older

Friday, March 02, 2018

The purpose of our Friday Pearl column continues to primarily discuss nutrition science as it relates to eye and body health, and to frequently remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional.

Healthy Aging

Friday, February 02, 2018

Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the supermarket and convenience store shelf.

Science, Resolutions & Traditions

Friday, December 29, 2017

Since weight loss is always in the top five New Year's resolutions, today's Friday Pearl will focus on new animal science suggesting the time of day food is consumed may be far more critical to weight loss and long-term health than the amount of calories ingested.

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