Friday, August 16, 2013
During the development of an infection, bacteria often undergo what could be called a lifestyle change; instead of living as individual organisms, they form community structures known as biofilms. Findings from the University of Iowa shed light on how lactoferrin can prevent slimy biofilm development on the ocular mucosal surface. According to an article published last year ...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Grow Less Corn and More Apples. A simple change that could help end obesity and dramatically improve our country’s health, according to a Harvard Business Review AUDACIOUS IDEAS column.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Fortunately for our healthcare system, a growing number of forward-thinking doctors are focusing on the cause of disease and advocating for lifestyle and nutrition reform.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity that doesn't involve alterations in our DNA genetic code and are passed down to one or more successive generations.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Falls are the leading cause of death by injury in people over the age of 65. Falls can be caused by many factors including poor eyesight; loss of balance due to illness, physical condition, dehydration or side effects ...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Even though the Biosyntrx science team has never bought into the popular fish oil magic bullet theory, or the recommendation to take excessive amounts of daily fish oil, we warn our readers to be suspect of the SELECT study Omega-3 follow-up data making headlines this week.
Friday, June 21, 2013
An interesting study published last month in Toxicology in Vitro identified the molecular mechanisms of UVB-induced retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage. UVB down-regulates protective SIRT1 gene expression in a dose dependent manner. SIRT1 is sometimes referred to as the rescue gene, longevity gene, or skinny gene.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Scientists have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is actually the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.
Friday, June 07, 2013
The vitamin E molecule is a mixture of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta); two completely different forms of the same nutrient molecule.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Eighteen research groups from across the world formed the AMD Gene Consortium in 2010, with support from the National Eye Institute. The primary purpose was to better understand AMD biology and to help design new therapies.