Beer’s Bitter Compounds Could Help Brew New Medicines


Good News for alcoholics! =D

New Drug Approvals

Seattle, WA (Scicasts) – Researchers employing a century-old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones, substances derived from hops that give beer its distinctive flavour. That might not sound like a big deal to the average brewmaster, but the findings overturn results reported in scientific literature in the last 40 years and could lead to new pharmaceuticals to treat diabetes, some types of cancer and other maladies.

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