May 09, 2008
The Center for Science in the Public Interest requested on December 5th 2007 that the Food and Drug Administration take enforcement actions against manufacturers of dietary supplements containing more than 5,000 IUs of synthetic beta carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) unless the labels of such products contain a statement warning consumers that beta carotene may cause lung cancer in smokers.
May 02, 2008
Macular Degeneration Support is a world-wide non-profit public service organization founded by retired educator Dan Roberts.
April 25, 2008
Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Daniele Aron Rosa was honored by the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Tennessee as the seventh Ridley Medal professor on April 16, 2008. Two other members of the Biosyntrx team have been so honored in years past: Dr. Spencer Thornton and Dr. Randall Olson.
April 18, 2008
An updated meta-analysis examining the efficacy of antioxidant supplements in primary or secondary prevention of mortality was published April 15 2008 in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
April 11, 2008
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine call for a presidential debate on science and technology.
April 04, 2008
Aggressive marketers are now suggesting the triglyceride (TG) form of fish oil to be 300% more absorbable than the ethyl ester (EE) form. We can find no reliable science to support this claim.
March 28, 2008
If you had trouble believing the WW2 story about bilberry jam improving the Royal Air Force pilots night vision, you may also have trouble believing the alternative explanation for how all this jam on toast business got started.
March 21, 2008
The corneal epithelium prevents foreign material such as dust, water, and bacteria from entering the eye. It's barrier function is important for corneal homeostasis and is dependent on tight junctions (TJs) between adjacent epithelial cells.
March 14, 2008
"All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident." Schopenhauer
February 29, 2008
New data from the Australian population-based cohort study (Blue Mountain) on the long-term incidence of age related macular degeneration published in February 2008 Ophthalmology suggests, "higher beta-carotene intake to be associated with an increased risk of AMD."