Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Fountain of Youth, Filled with Wine

Eagerly awaiting the Singularity? Forget genetic modification and nonbiological intelligence for a moment and try munching on some grapes. Scientific recently reported on a study in Current Biology in which an organic compound found in grapes, as well as in berries and some nuts, extended the life span of fish in captivity by more than 50 percent.

The compound, resveratrol, is particularly concentrated in red wines such as pinot noir, and may prove beneficial to species beyond fish, including humans.

Time to break out that rusty old chalice you’ve been hanging on to.


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