A little bit of Science and art for the week

Eat your way to good eyes: A study claims broccoli contains a key compound that activates a detoxifying receptor protein in the retina. That receptor protein is crucial to preventing age-related maculur degeneration

Published two papers from my lab this week! (news link in the next paragraph). Been working on a novel compound related to that in Broccoli- this compound helps to prevent retinal degeneration, and could be helpful in Macular Degeneration. Filed a patent and hope we can take this forward. In the second paper we found that the common anti-diabetic compound metformin may help to treat a rare ‘orphan disease’ in children. Let see where this science on this leads next.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3679513/Forget-carrots-BROCCOLI-save-sight-Green-vegetable-helps-treat-leading-cause-blindness.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/bifr-maa070516.php

Oh and of course, two drawings at the cafe today!

 

 

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