Tag Archives: Cells

Red Wine Compound Piceatannol Helps Prevent Growth Of Fat Cells

A compound found in red wine called piceatannol prevents the ability of immature fat cell to develop and grow.[1] The compound, similar to the structure of resveratrol, has the ability to inhibit cellular processes which enable the development of fat cells, creating a potential way of controlling obesity. Piceatannol food sources include red wine, grapes… Read More »

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Ana Martin-Villalba and her research team at the German Cancer Research Center followed stem cells along the path to neurons. The scientists analyzed at every step which genes where switched on and which of them were actually turned into new proteins. They expected to find that stem cells would simply switch their stem cell genes… Read More »