A group of awesome researchers are creating a cancer-fighting beer. The beer they are developing will also fight heart disease and slow aging. Sounds too good to be true? Not so! Scientists already know that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wines, already has these effects.
The problem with resveratrol in red wine is that one would need to consume at least half a bottle of red wine every day to see any benefits. Also, the amount of resveratrol varies widely from bottle to bottle. The incredibly cool team of researchers at Rice University believe that they can create beer with a consistent amount of the miracle chemical from brew to brew. Furthermore, they believe they can enhance both the amount and effect of resveratrol in beer. The best part is that since resveratrol is orderless and tasteless, it will not effect the flavor of beer. How does the team plan on making the best drink on the planet even better? They are genetically modifying the yeast used to ferment the beer.
I love science.