Since headlines began trumpeting the antiaging effects of red wine a couple of years ago, the traditional toast to good health has become more meaningful. But students at Rice University, in Texas, think that beer drinkers shouldn't be left out. They're trying to engineer a yeast that produces the antiaging chemical found in red wine--resveratrol--and use it to brew "BioBeer" with a health boost.From Technology Review. I am proud to live in the most entrepreneurial and innovative country in the world. Also note that none of the students on this project are actually old enough to legally drink alcohol. Their concern for public welfare is inspiring.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
While still at the research stage, I see much promise: