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2008-12-26 13:58:49

A Harvard professor and the California-based Shaklee Corp. differ on whether he approved the use of his name to promote a purportedly life-extending syrup. David Sinclair, a anti-aging researcher at Harvard Medical School, disputes Shaklee's contention that he approved use of his name in advertisements for the Vivix Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Sinclair resigned from Shaklee's advisory board last week after the Journal questioned his seeming endorsement...

2008-11-28 07:54:01

Harvard researchers report finding a new clue into the reason for aging in a minor ingredient of red wine and its role in activating a protein. Scientists said they made their finding while trying to understand how the agent resveratrol improves the health and lifespan of laboratory mice, The New York Times reported. In their finding, published online in the journal Cell, a group led by David Sinclair of the Harvard Medical School said it was believed that the integrity of chromosomes is...

2008-11-11 03:00:09

RevGenetics (http://www.revgenetics.com/), at the forefront of developing uncommonly effective products using common herbal ingredients, unveils Sirtuin Skin, a resveratrol powered skin care cream. Sirtuin Skin is a resveratrol cream with proven peptides that revitalizes and moisturizes, making skin look and feel younger, longer. Derived from varying sources, including certain red grape skins, resveratrol is considered most beneficial for a broad range of age related conditions because of its...

2008-11-06 00:00:04

A French study using mice suggests an experimental drug can protect against obesity and metabolic diseases associated with a high-fat diet. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, suggests the synthetic SIRT1 activator -- called SRT1720 -- boosts metabolism, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, and enhances exercise endurance. The new chemical entity was used by researchers to activate the SIRT1 gene pathway in mice, boosting their metabolic levels. "These...

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2008-11-05 15:35:00

Researchers in France say they have found a drug that tricks the body into burning off fat even when on a high-fat diet. The drug SRT1720 "” a chemical cousin of red wine extract resveratrol "” targets the protein SIRT1, and is thought to combat ageing. The drug protected mice against weight gain and insulin resistance, according to the team from the University of Louis Pasteur. Although new drug treatments are needed, they should be used alongside lifestyle changes, UK obesity...

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2008-10-17 14:05:00

College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals. Rice's "BioBeer" will be entered in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition Nov. 8-9 in Cambridge, Mass. It's the world's largest synthetic biology competition, a...

2008-10-17 09:00:27

Sirtris, a GSK company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, today announced that it will provide an update on the Company's clinical and preclinical progress at the 2008 Boston Biotech R&D Conference on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Harvard Medical School. Christoph Westphal, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sirtris, a GSK company, will provide an update on the Company's lead new chemical entity (NCE)...

2008-10-16 00:00:05

Resveratrol found in grapes, red wine and peanuts, prevents alcoholic fatty liver in mice, U.S. researchers have determined. Chronic alcohol consumption causes fat to accumulate in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Joanne M. Ajmo, Xiaomei Liang, Christopher Q. Rogers, Brandi Pennock and Min You, all of the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Fla., divided mice into groups and fed all of them a low-fat diet. Some mice had resveratrol in...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstruct Inc., a systems biology company focused on identifying molecular mechanisms, networks and biomarkers to better develop novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics, today announced the publication of a paper authored by Gil Blander, Ph.D. et al, titled "SIRT1 Promotes Differentiation of Normal Human Keratinocytes" in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This research, led by Genstruct scientists and supported in part through an Estee...

2008-10-01 09:00:09

Sirtris, a GSK company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, announced today that it published a new review article on the growing body of sirtuin research and its potential to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, mitochondrial disorders, inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. Entitled "SIRTUINS - Novel Therapeutic Targets to Treat Age-Associated Diseases," the review appears in today's issue of the journal...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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