Students Engineer Beer with Anti-Aging Powers

Our buddies at Schumpeter’s Century have a great post on Rice students who are attempting to create a beer that offers the anti-aging properties of red wine. From an article in Technology Review:

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.


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