Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

Contact: Chris Bunting c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk 44-113-343-2049 University of Leeds Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. In early-stage laboratory experiments, the researchers identified the process which allows harmful clumps of protein to latch on to…

Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?

Contact: Richard Hund rhund@botany.org 314-577-9557 American Journal of Botany Recent review reveals unique cellular structure and function that may contribute to their long life-span For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality.  Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even explorers…