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Resveratrol is a phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. Several experiments suggest that it triggers mechanisms that counteract aging-related effects in animals.
Research shows resveratrol in grapes inhibits bacteria that cause acne

Research shows resveratrol in grapes inhibits bacteria that cause acne

Got grapes? UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne. [More]
Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans

Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans

An untreatable and deadly neurodegenerative disease has been modelled and treated in worms by University of Liverpool researchers, suggesting a cure could be found for humans. [More]
Resveratrol supplements during pregnancy linked to developmental abnormalities in fetal pancreas

Resveratrol supplements during pregnancy linked to developmental abnormalities in fetal pancreas

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that although resveratrol improved blood flow through the placenta of macaque monkeys and protected against harmful aspects of obesity, resveratrol injured the fetal pancreas. [More]
Study warns against use of resveratrol supplements by pregnant women

Study warns against use of resveratrol supplements by pregnant women

A widely available dietary supplement that had been considered safe - and that some claim provides anti-aging and other health benefits - caused significant developmental abnormalities in the pancreas of offspring of pregnant monkeys who were given the supplement, according to a study published today in the FASEB Journal, from the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology. [More]
People who consume diet rich in resveratrol are likely to develop cardiovascular disease

People who consume diet rich in resveratrol are likely to develop cardiovascular disease

A study of Italians who consume a diet rich in resveratrol — the compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and berries — finds they live no longer than and are just as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or cancer as those who eat or drink smaller amounts of the antioxidant. [More]
TSRI scientists identify molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve beneficial action

TSRI scientists identify molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve beneficial action

Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing “bad cholesterol,” heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. [More]
Scientists reveal molecular secrets behind resveratrol's health benefits

Scientists reveal molecular secrets behind resveratrol's health benefits

Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing "bad cholesterol," heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. [More]
Peanut consumption offers significant benefits to people with elevated serum lipids and blood pressure

Peanut consumption offers significant benefits to people with elevated serum lipids and blood pressure

A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that different flavors of peanuts – salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted – result in positive health benefits. The study, "A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavorings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption," was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks. [More]
Red wine and dark chocolate taste great and have heart-healthy components

Red wine and dark chocolate taste great and have heart-healthy components

Forget the oysters and the champagne this Valentine's Day. If you want to keep your true love's heart beating strong, the real foods of love are dark chocolate and red wine, said Loyola University Health System preventive heart specialist Sara Sirna, MD. [More]
Evolva to set up Level-1 American Depositary Receipt programme

Evolva to set up Level-1 American Depositary Receipt programme

Evolva Holding SA has appointed BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, to set up a Level-1 American Depositary Receipt programme. [More]
Study finds resveratrol in colored vegetables, fruits may block effects of methamphetamine

Study finds resveratrol in colored vegetables, fruits may block effects of methamphetamine

Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson's disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. [More]
Cardiovascular Institute researchers to showcase 22 abstracts at upcoming AHA Scientific Sessions

Cardiovascular Institute researchers to showcase 22 abstracts at upcoming AHA Scientific Sessions

Researchers from the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals will present 22 abstracts, both poster and oral presentations, at the upcoming American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, to be held in Dallas November 16-20, 2013. Scientific Sessions is the foremost cardiovascular research meeting in the U.S., with more than 18,000 cardiovascular experts from more than 105 countries in attendance. [More]
FDA seeks permanent injunction against dietary supplement manufacturer James G. Cole

FDA seeks permanent injunction against dietary supplement manufacturer James G. Cole

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a permanent injunction against the dietary supplement manufacturer James G. Cole, Inc., its president, James G. Cole, and its general manager, Julie D. Graves, following the company's repeated distribution of unapproved drugs and adulterated dietary supplements in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. [More]
Buck Institute finds link between ApoE4 and anti-aging protein targeted by resveratrol in red wine

Buck Institute finds link between ApoE4 and anti-aging protein targeted by resveratrol in red wine

he major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), present in about two-thirds of people who develop the disease, is ApoE4, the cholesterol-carrying protein that about a quarter of us are born with. But one of the unsolved mysteries of AD is how ApoE4 causes the risk for the incurable, neurodegenerative disease. [More]
Resveratrol can make tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment

Resveratrol can make tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment

A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. This research, which studied melanoma cells, follows a previous MU study that found similar results in the treatment of prostate cancer. [More]
New medications may be used to treat common heart-rhythm problem

New medications may be used to treat common heart-rhythm problem

An international research team led by medical scientists at the University of Alberta has shown that new medications based on resveratrol - a compound found in red wine and nuts - may be used to treat a common heart-rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation. [More]
Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

Resveratrol worsens MS-like neuropathology and inflammation, study finds

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring polyphenol compound produced by the skin of red grapes and peanuts, and found in red wine, has been touted as a beneficial supplement due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. [More]
Northumbria University psychologist to introduce diners to the science behind food and drink

Northumbria University psychologist to introduce diners to the science behind food and drink

Diners will discover how the food on their plate can impact their brain function at a special dining experience during the British Science Festival in Newcastle. [More]
Resveratrol improves cognition and reduces oxidative stress in rats with vascular dementia

Resveratrol improves cognition and reduces oxidative stress in rats with vascular dementia

Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, is synthesized in several plants and possesses beneficial biological effects, which include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. [More]
Scientists create polymer additives that enhance orally administered drugs to reach bloodstream

Scientists create polymer additives that enhance orally administered drugs to reach bloodstream

All too often, when a person takes a pill full of a potent and effective drug, the drug passes straight through the body, not reaching the organ where it is needed - a waste of money and inconvenient if it is a cold medicine, but potentially dire if it is a treatment for a serious illness. [More]