Friday, September 18, 2009
Mitochondria are tubular-shaped organelles found in the cytoplasm of every energy producing cell. They absorb specific nutrients and break them down to create ATP energy. This process is called cellular respiration. Energy producing cells of the retina and brain can include thousands and thousands of mitochondria.
Friday, August 28, 2009
The next time you feel tears coming and struggle to hold them back, think of Mr. Bumbles' lines from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Crying opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper. So cry away!
Friday, August 21, 2009
An outlier is a statistical observation that is different in value from the others of the sample. The tear film chemistry world lost another outlier last week. Jeffrey Gilbard, MD, died at the age of 55 from injuries suffered during a bicycle accident.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Congressman Ron Paul has introduced three bills to address FDA and FTC censorship of nutritional supplement health claims. We join our state-of-the-art manufacturing partner, Vitamin Research Products (VRP), in support of these important bills.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has found that the lower the level of vitamin C in the blood the more likely a person will become infected by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Discussions with one of my favorite ophthalmic researchers, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, chief investigator of the Lutein, Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST), usually get me ginned up about a particular nutrient and its effect on the eye.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Long-term studies of Demodex and its role in chronic blepharits have been carried out in recent years. Demodex are intradermal parasites that thrive in hair follicles, meibomian and sebaceous glands.
Friday, July 03, 2009
For more than half a century, thought-leaders have gravitated to the Aspen Institute Big Idea Festival the first week in July to engage in partnership and open-minded dialogue on the most critical issues of the day.
Friday, June 26, 2009
A review abstract presented in the on-line version of the June 2009 British Journal of Ophthalmology addressed dietary information collected on 2,924 AREDs subjects during the 8-year trial period.
Friday, June 19, 2009
The world of journalism lost one of its very best when NBC's Tim Russert died a premature death from coronary disease one year ago this week.