Resveratrol

Resveratrol research profiled.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The New York Times (9/29, D4, Wade) reports that a recent conference on aging at Harvard included Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, which “is developing drugs that mimic resveratrol.” The chemical “has been found to activate proteins called sirtuins,” which “is thought to help the body ride out famines.” The company’s researchers think that doing that can strengthen […]

Research on resveratrol seen as still in its infancy.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The Los Angeles Times (7/13, Healy) reports that “resveratrol has been found to suppress the formation of blood clots and boost the efficiency of immune system cells” in humans, and to “increase the life span of yeast, flies, fish, and roundworms.” Research has also shown that “a feeding regimen that includes” resveratrol “makes obese mice […]