Opti-Biologics


“Presenting Scientific Research for Optimization of Everyday Life"

Who is Joshua Giblin?


Hello everyone, 
My name is Joshua Giblin. I am a post-bachelor researcher/research technician at USC. My interests range from nutrition to nanomedicine and also practical science to improve everyday life. Through this blog, I aim to communicate practical scientific research and present it to curious individuals so that an educated decision can be made. Thank you for reading the blog and showing your support. 

Recent Articles


Sep 23, 2022


Supplements for Improving Neurite Growth and Membrane Integrity


Background  Maintaining neuronal membrane integrity is crucial for cognition. As humans age, mutations occur throughout our cells' genetic material resulting in a myriad of problems. One such problem is metabolism, by which transporters in our intestin...


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Sep 19, 2022


Lab Update #2: August


Informal Introduction  The previous 30 days or so have been focused on making new peptide amphiphiles and purifying them. This is a straightforward process but can be highly time-consuming. Since I have two projects and both revolved around purificatio...


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Sep 16, 2022


Journal Review #8: Micronutrient Supplementation for the Treatment of ADHD


Micronutrients are molecules essential for proper growth and function in small quantities. These nutrients include sodium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin D, and so on. Children and young people oftentimes eat a diet similar to their parents which in the...


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Sep 13, 2022


Supplement Review #4: Phosphatidylserine


 Biological Background  The cell membrane is composed of a phospholipid bilayer, where each phospholipid is amphiphilic in nature, that is, consists of a hydrophobic lipid and hydrophilic phosphate group. The presence of the hydrophilic head group allo...


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Sep 9, 2022


A Non-Stimulant Based Formula Designed for Blood-flow & Hydration


A simple stroll around any grocery store or convenience store can overwhelm a customer looking for a hydrating beverage. There are beverages labeled “energizing” and "hydrating,” which oftentimes do not align with the nutritional facts. As a user of ma...


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Chung Lab


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