Student Researchers Engineer Genetically Fortified Beer

4d03286391f7ff21_beerxlargeA team of college students at Rice University in Texas is engineering a new strain of beer that contains resveratrol, the heart-healthy ingredient found in red wine.

 

The project is part of the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, in which students design and build useful biological organisms using DNA “building blocks.”         Student video.

What would you engineer…or like engineered?

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One response to “Student Researchers Engineer Genetically Fortified Beer

  1. Dr. David Sinclair, Associate Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of the
    Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard Medical School is the leader in research into the anti-aging
    properties of resveratrol (found in wine). The current studies performed by Dr. Sinclair and many other researchers have shown great promise
    for resveratrol treating the diseases of aging. There are numerous articles that I have linked to at my website –
    http://resveratrol.webiage.com – that document the findings for the potential health benefits in treating heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis,
    obesity, and other diseases.
    Concerning supplements containing a high quality and potency of resveratrol that is necessary to achieve the dosage levels
    utilized in the lab tests, there is a new product called Vivix from Shaklee Corporation (http://www.shaklee.com/index.shtml).

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