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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Dry Eye & Physical Activity

Friday, December 19, 2014

A study conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine,Tokyo, Japan on physical activity effects on dry eyes was just published in the Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Holiday Stress & Immunity

Friday, December 12, 2014

The holidays can be stressful, even for those of us who claim to truly love this season. It's important to note that a clinical relationship exists between phychosocial factors and secretory immunoglobulin A (sigA), an antibody that's part of the human body's first defense and integral to a healthy immune system.

The Science of Purpose and Well-Being

Friday, December 05, 2014

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that our body’s gene expression pattern distinguishes between the sense of well-being derived from a profound noble purpose versus simple self-gratification. 

Sugar, Alzheimer's, AMD & Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 21, 2014

I follow Alzheimer’s research closely since many of the genes involved are also associated with macular degeneration and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. A couple of years ago, one of my favorite English journals called the New Scientist included a blockbuster story that teased out the connection between Alzheimer’s and sugar.

Age Management

Friday, November 14, 2014

A study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested that the use of multivitamins may slow down biological aging in women. It seems safe to assume that multivitamins may slow down the aging process in men as well.

Three Pillars of Health

Friday, November 07, 2014

Today’s Biosyntrx Friday Pearl features an audio-supported public service PowerPoint presentation I just completed for MDSupport, the worldwide, non profit organization founded by retired educator, Dan Roberts. This is the tenth year that I have presented the year-end lecture for this organization, which have been featured in more than 240 affiliate group locations worldwide, including senior centers and public libraries.

Oxidative Stress & Aging Eyes

Friday, October 31, 2014

A lively dinner discussion with a few biochemists on an article titled "Oxidative Stress and its Downstream Signaling in Aging Eyes" recently published in Clinical Intervention in Aging spurred today's Friday Pearl on oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the biochemical end point of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the ability of nutrient-based antioxidants to fight against oxidative injury, including in the eye.

Sir Harold Ridley Medal Presented to Robert Osher, MD

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Freeman Auditorium in the Hamilton Eye Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis was the place to be and be seen last night.  

Excessive Fish Oil and Innate Viral Immunity

Friday, October 17, 2014

The excessive use of omega-3 fatty acid fish oil supplements and the increasing inclusion of omega-3 fatty acids in vast amounts of prepared foods dramatically add to the importance of understanding how the immunosuppressive properties of fish oil can impact human ability to respond to viral infection.  

Dry Eyes & Visual Acuity

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dry eyes can result in a decreased ability to perform daily activities that have an impact on the quality of life. The journal Eye published the Singapore Malay Eye Study that assessed symptoms of dry eye on a population-based survey of 3,280 adults aged 40 through 79.

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