Red Wine Compound Activates Gene Needed for Healthy Cells, Harvard University Study
3/11/2013 7:04:39 AM
Harvard scientists said they have settled a debate over whether a compound found in red wine activates a gene that keeps cells healthy. Researchers repeated a 10-year old study using a new method to validate earlier findings that resveratrol turns on a gene that recharges mitochondria, tiny structures that produce fuel for cells. By revving up mitochondria, the agent may protect against aging-related diseases, said David Sinclair, a Harvard Medical School genetics professor and the study’s senior author.