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wilbur
10-22-2008, 11:10 PM
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9117656



October 21, 2008 (Computerworld) Have you ever picked up a cold, frosty beer on a hot summer's day and thought that it simply couldn't get any better?

Well, you may have to think again.

A team of researchers at Rice University in Houston is working to create a beer that could fight cancer and heart disease. Taylor Stevenson, a member of the six-student research team and a junior at Rice, said the team is using genetic engineering to create a beer that includes resveratrol, the disease-fighting chemical that's been found in red wine.


Once again, I lament the lack of the applause emoticon ;)

ralph wiggum
10-22-2008, 11:15 PM
How typical of a college student to try to make beer a cancer fighter.

wilbur
10-22-2008, 11:21 PM
How typical of a college student to try to make beer a cancer fighter.

Now that you mention it, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner ;)

Gingersnap
10-22-2008, 11:41 PM
You mean beer isn't a health food? It certainly is in my culture. (Not chelada beers, though.) :)

Aaron Burr
10-23-2008, 02:23 AM
Americans drink Bourbon. A self evident statement. I can only endorse Beer because it serves as a stealth Co2 delivery system. I just hate the environment that much.

What's the problem with the cancer beer? Maybe some Socialist health nuts and will suffer alcohol poisoning and morbid obesity while trying to cure there lifestyle induced cancer. Seems like a win/win for the gene pool.

Anyway. Now there doesn't seem to be any reason to ban smoking in bars.

FlaGator
10-23-2008, 07:52 AM
This news doesn't help me at all :(

ralph wiggum
10-23-2008, 09:43 AM
This news doesn't help me at all :(

There's always O'Douls. :D

Odysseus
10-23-2008, 11:20 AM
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9117656

Once again, I lament the lack of the applause emoticon ;)
Not to mention the LOL icons. Crusty, are you reading this?

You mean beer isn't a health food? It certainly is in my culture. (Not chelada beers, though.) :)
Now if they would just come up with chocolate-covered Viagra, single-malt scotch that cures heart disease and cigars that contain cause weight loss, the world would be a perfect place.

There's always O'Douls. :D
You know the quote about sex in a canoe?