STRAWBERRY FIELDS…FOREVER??

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BY CHRISTINE SCIOLI A fifty-eight-year-old best-selling science fiction writer has a large internet following. In his current newsletter, he included a video of himself talking about the recent death of his father from melanoma after only three months. He suggests that if Dad had taken a special formulation, a concentrated fruit based extract as he […]

DNA editing, not if but when

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  by Gregory Tranah, PhD In August 2017, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University published study results showing that they had successfully edited the DNA of viable human embryos (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature23305). The goal of the project was to repair a pathogenic DNA mutation in the MYBPC3 gene which leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart […]

Dr. Oz Gets Drilled at Senate Hearing for “Miracle” Weight Loss Scams

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(reposted from Highya Team June 18, 2014) Ah, the infamous Dr. Mehmet Oz. This physician-cum-popular daytime TV personality might just be the best thing that has ever happened to the nutritional supplements industry, with his multiple shows dedicated to weight loss “miracles” such as Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, and probiotics. This […]

POKEMON, NO!

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by Christine Scioli Creating documentary films and videos demand keen observations skills. It’s enormous fun. Right now my focus is on aging and on cocktails – two very different projects but the same modus operandi. Taking four different modes of transportation to get from Marin County, CA to Catalina Island this past week gave me […]

SENIORS ROCK AGING

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by Christine Scioli With absolutely no thought to the documentary film I was producing on healthy aging, I recently went to see a Hollywood Vampires concert. Senior citizen Alice Cooper went all out from the first note. Guitar icon and senior citizen Joe Perry, who had just passed out at a concert a few days […]

Documentary films can’t fake it

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By Christine Scioli Yesterday I read an article in a non-scripted industry newsletter, wherein the news editor lamented long and hard about how difficult it is to make a buck as a documentary filmmaker. She pondered if docs are so hot right now, why is the money not? It seems to me that in all […]