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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Macular Degeneration Support

Friday, May 02, 2008

Macular Degeneration Support is a world-wide non-profit public service organization founded by retired educator Dan Roberts.

Daniele Aron Rosa

Friday, 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.

Flawed Antioxidant Meta-analyses

Friday, 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.

The Presidential Campaign Science Debate

Friday, 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.

The Fish Oil War: EE vs. TG

Friday, 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.

Bilberry Myths

Friday, 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.

Curcumin & Ocular Surface Disease

Friday, 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.

Dr. Charles Kelman On Innovation

Friday, 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

Beta-Carotene: Thumbs Down Again

Friday, 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."

Putting a Bridle on Faux EpiCor?

Friday, February 22, 2008

It was recently brought to our attention by members of our scientific advisory board that XPC Yeast Culture, manufactured to livestock and animal food standards by Diamond V Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being sold by third party dealers as an identical product to EpiCor, the gold-standard studied immunogen, manufactured to FDA GMP standards for human consumption by Embria Health Sciences.

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