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.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one micronutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be magic.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
The AREDS2 study results were released live-on-line last Sunday evening from the annual Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The multi-centered trial was conducted between 2006 and 2012 on 4,203 predominately well-educated participants with better than average diets; aged 50-85 in 82 clinical sites in the U.S., in both academic and...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Anthocyanin pigments are responsible for the red, purple and blue colors of fruits associated with eye and full body health. Interest in anthocyanin pigments is intense because of their age management benefits, as well as being powerful dietary antioxidants. They are odorless water-soluble vacuolar&...