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Attending Macular Carotenoids Conference 2015 had Major Impact on My Research Focus

By Professor Torbert Rocheford In June 2015 I was very engaged in genetics and breeding of corn for higher levels of ProVitamin A carotenoids to help address Vitamin A deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa. This natural breeding process is termed biofortification. I was googling the word carotenoids and stumbled upon a conference called ‘Macular Carotenoids’.  I …

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WIT researcher wins prestigious award for macular pigment research for vision health and function and his more recent work on macular pigment as a biomarker for brain nutrition and its connection to cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease Prof Nolan has an impressive research track record focusing on the role of macular pigment (lutein, zeaxanthin and …

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Dear BON Members, I hope that all of the BON Members are keeping well and healthy during this unusual time. As Chairman of the founding sponsors, I have been delighted by the way BON 2018 and its predecessors gathered scientists together to present and disseminate scientific findings, and have them published together in leading journals.  If the Covid-19 outbreak teaches us …

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We are pleased to advise that the BON conference has created a unique network of scientists and stakeholders that share a common goal to enhance science in the field of nutrition for the eye and brain. It is also important that we protect this network so that we can discuss topics and share ideas with …

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