Neuroprotection and nicotinamide

In ophthalmology, ‘neuroprotection’ usually refers to methods of preventing progressive glaucomatous visual field loss that are not intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction treatments. Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which is transformed into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) within mitochondria. NAD is a major chemical in all the vital processes of cellular metabolism and is also critical for DNA repair through the Sirtuin pathway.

Doing it for the kids: Speckles’ Maddy Scavone

Melbourne paediatric orthoptist Maddy Scavone had a dream – not figuratively, an actual dream – which woke her up and prompted her to start sketching....

Chalkeyes presents: When Facebook says ‘no’!

Frustrated by Facebook’s decision to stop her promoting her business-to-business-focused Facebook sites after she declined to share confidential proof-of-identity...

Mitigating the cyber-risk for your business

Businesses have traditionally been overconfident in their cyber controls or buried their heads in the sand when it came to best cyber security practice,...

Stevie steals the show

At this year’s ADONZ conference in Queenstown, I was joined by a very special guest, Stevie, a 14-month-old trainee guide dog.

Anti-presbyopia drops – fact or fiction?

Presbyopia is almost as inevitable as death and taxes. Practical solutions have been sought since time immemorial, particularly ones that free us of pesky...

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