Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Friday, November 24, 2017

Recognition and neutralization of influenza virus by the immune system has been a subject of extensive research, due to its profound implications for vaccine design.An October 2017 study conducted at Scripps Research Institute was published in PLOS Pathogens, one of the open access official Public Library of Science journals that address all areas of science and medicine. The study article is titled "A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine."

Brain-Stimulating Chocolate Science

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday season arrives shortly, so this delicious good news study will make many people extremely happy.Results from a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Appetite titled “Chocolate intake is associated with better cognitive function,” strongly suggests that chocolate rarely fails to stimulate synesthesia—particularly in the human female brain.

Telling It Like It Is

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Biosyntrx scientific advisory board member, Dr. Robert Osher, is recognized worldwide for his teaching career at the podium and through video.   His decision surprised us and many others when he started a meeting to provide cutting-edge surgery and technology, unrestricted by continuing medical education (CME) restraints. “Our singular mission was to offer every attendee completely candid, unfiltered teaching, which would make a meaningful difference in his or her surgical practice,” said Dr. Osher.

Exfoliation, Environment, and Ocular Health

Friday, October 27, 2017

Given that ski and other winter sports season will soon arrive, a review published in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology got our attention. It discusses the role environmental components play in ocular exfoliation production and accumulation of extracellular material in ocular tissue and its effect on health.

Eye & Body Mitochondriaal Health

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today we celebrate ever-growing awareness with a green ribbon mitochondria science refresher. Mitochondria are the organelles in energy-dependent cells, including those in ocular, brain, heart, and muscle tissues.

Flu and Fish Oil

Friday, October 13, 2017

It's that time again and flu shots are still controversial. At best, these vaccines are designed to protect us from a few viruses, which may or may not be the ones causing this or any given season's medical challenges.

Cognition Reserves Matter

Friday, October 06, 2017

Cognition stems from the brain and the sophisticated network made up of billions of neural connections responsible for brain adaptability all through the aging process, according to a newly published Harvard Medical School report.

Lifestyle Practices & Declining Eye Health

Friday, September 29, 2017

Given the US allopathic medicine concentration on body part specialization and pharmaceutical treatment of symptoms, is it not surprising that we most always look at the effects of poor lifestyle choices individually, rather than as a collective whole.

Nutrition Education: A New Requirement for Physicians

Friday, September 22, 2017

Recent studies report that nutrition education in American medical schools falls short of the suggested standards, and that only a small percentage of American resident physicians report feeling adequately trained to provide nutrition counseling.

Farmland Regeneration and Sustainability

Friday, September 15, 2017

Research estimates that if current crop acreage and pastureland shifted to regenerative organic practices, a large amount of annual global CO2 emissions could be sequestered through photosynthesis and biology.

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