Sirtris to test resveratrol drug overseas

British patients suffering from a rare disease will be among the first to try a new drug based on the “magic ingredient” in red wine.

A small trial in Newcastle upon Tyne will test resveratrol, a chemical that could lead to a whole family of new drugs with powerful effects against the diseases of ageing. The proprietary version of resveratrol, SRT501, is also under trial in India for use against diabetes and newer versions hundreds of times more powerful are in the pipeline.

The new drugs come from research showing that all species live longer on a calorie-restricted diet. So long as there is adequate nutrition, cutting calories by 40 per cent prolongs lifespan by 50 per cent or more – in yeast, mice, rats and every other species so far tested.

Sources:  Times


One Response to “Sirtris to test resveratrol drug overseas”

  1. Mark Julliano Says:

    Harvard Medical School and Xenomis have signed a technology licensing agreement for the development of nutraceutical products based upon proprietary stressed plant science (xenohormesis), with far reaching physiological benefits. Xenomis’ product containing a unique combination of Resveratrol and other polyphenols are expected to be introduced within one (1) year, and Xenomis is looking to partnering with Tier One industry player for marketing and distribution.

    Isaac Kohlberg, of Harvard Medical School’s Technology Development office has said that Xenomis can potentially advance this research into practical development and application much faster and more efficiently than would otherwise be possible.

    Xenomis uses a proprietary Australian Extraction process to concentrate a range of xenohormetic molecules (Xeno Factors) including Resveratrol, Quercetin and other polyphenols from red wine grapes. The company has already conducted a human clinical trial with its products, and looks forward to further laboratory analyses and clinical trials.

    Numerous studies of Xeno Factors suggest major health benefits, including, longevity, endurance and enhanced memory, and Resveratrol has been linked to a range of human benefits. The Xenomis website address is

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