Posted April 12, 2012: by Bill Sardi
Noted herbal researcher Bahrat Aggarwal PhD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is the second major herbal researcher to be accused of scientific fraud this year. Word that 65 of his published papers were under scientific review began to be leaked first on the internet before news reports confirmed an investigation is underway.
Like Dipak Das, PhD, the University of Connecticut researcher who was charged with over a hundred counts of scientific deceit in January of this year, both researchers stand accused of altering graphic images in their published papers. And in both instances, there is unequivocal evidence of altered images in these published papers. However, interpretation of whether these altered images represent honest mistakes or intentional trickery is a bit more difficult.
Posted September 30, 2011: by Bill Sardi
All roads to adult wellness and longevity lead to resveratrol, but the public isn’t buying it. An estimated 345 producers of dietary supplements have all raced to enter their version of resveratrol pills into the marketplace, but not much more than 100,000 American take these red wine pills. It is inexplicable why resveratrol continues to astound in the research laboratory but physicians are loathe to recommend it and consumers reticent to take this pill that may be the pill that ends all other pills.
The broad biological scope of the red wine molecule resveratrol is becoming legendary. Dr. Dipak Das at the University of Connecticut has documented the large number of genes that resveratrol controls. Resveratrol is beneficial for brain, heart, liver, blood circulation, immunity, cholesterol, blood clotting, etc, etc. It is difficult to address the breadth of resveratrol’s biological action without writing an encyclopedia.