- Resveratrol and Health (BayBlab)
"That's where Sirtris comes in. They develop compounds that are analogs of resveratrol to improve potency and bioavailability (and patentability), and test those compounds. And Big Pharma (GSK) has taken notice, decided this is viable science, and acquired Sirtris in the hopes of turning these compounds into diabetes, anti-obesity or anti-aging drugs. Like other examples we've discussed this is a case of a natural or alternative medicine becoming mainstream (or, rather, the beginning steps of that process)."
"The moral of the story isn't that natural products work. In this case it doesn't - all resveratrol supplements will give you is expensive urine. The point is that if the science is there, the medicine will come." 01-09
- Resveratrol and Health (Bloomberg.com)
"SRT501 mimics resveratrol, which has been linked to longevity, Sirtris scientists said. The Sirtris molecule is 1,000 times more potent than resveratrol, and could lead to solutions for diseases of aging including cancer and diabetes, according to an article published in the journal Nature." 01-09