Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Heavy Metal Poisioning

Friday, February 12, 2016

Given that a number of U.S. cities, other than Flint, Michigan, are now reporting unacceptable levels of heavy metals, including lead, in the public water supply, it seems appropriate to focus today's Friday Pearl on heavy-metal poisoning.

Vitamin D: A New Anti-Infective Agent?

Friday, February 05, 2016

In keeping with this week's Tasty Tuesday Tonic recipe, and a charming reminder note from our dear friend, Paul Honan, MD, today‚Äôs Friday Pearl is devoted to vitamin D science. As always, our Friday Pearls are presented as important health education, not to sell nutritional supplements. 

Ocular Surface Microbiota & Biofilms

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Scientist, one of my most favorite life-exploring journals, is devoted to inspiring innovation. Its report on ocular microbiome research presented at an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting was, and continues to be, far reaching.

Flu Seasons Ahead: Excessive EPA and Innate Viral Immunity

Friday, January 22, 2016

A study published in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy looked at myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) that have now been identified as a type of immunosuppressive induced in viral infection, cancer, obesity, and autoimmune diseases.

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