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University Students Working On Anti-Cancer Beer

by David Lauterbach
2008 November 7

Students at Rice University have taken their favorite beverage into the lab.

BioBeer will be brewed using yeast genetically modified to produce resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in red wine and a few other foods that has been shown to have cancer-fighting and cardiovascular benefits, at least in mice.

They don’t have drinkable beer yet, although one of the group’s faculty advisers said they should by the end of the semester.

BioBeer is a more consumer-friendly name than their original Frankenbeer moniker, which actually sounds more appealing to me.

Don’t stay in the lab doing research too late boys, you don’t want to be hungover tomorrow.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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