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(SeattlePI)   Good-for-you molecule in beer discovered - brewers the world over unlikely to change recipes, but scientists hope to use the discovery to create new medicines   (seattlepi.com) divider line 38
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2013-01-30 01:17:06 PM  
Molecule in question:

toxipedia.org
 
2013-01-30 01:47:46 PM  
You had me at "beer helps weight loss".
 
2013-01-30 01:50:14 PM  
www.maurysart.com
 
2013-01-30 01:50:33 PM  
Gets even better in groups of 12
 
2013-01-30 01:50:41 PM  
You have the planet when you get the Pangalactic Garbleblaster to work and not choke it down.
 
2013-01-30 01:51:39 PM  
One more way for scientists to rationalize their alcoholism. "Today's symposium, 'free donuts and some random guy who's a friend of one of the faculty', will be followed by research at the pub.
 
2013-01-30 01:52:17 PM  
"
 
2013-01-30 01:53:06 PM  
Yay Science!!!
 
2013-01-30 01:53:21 PM  

Banned on the Run: Molecule in question:

[toxipedia.org image 307x195]


Reminds me of a horse lifting its leg.

In other news: I wonder if beer would still be OK to drink if one would have a disposition to inflammation after consuming grain products...
 
2013-01-30 01:54:09 PM  
Fark your medicine! What about just drinking beer?

/hmmm, beer
 
2013-01-30 01:54:54 PM  
The most important medical discovery since penicillin? Let's read...

in moderation (the school emphasizes)

Ah, fark it all.
 
2013-01-30 01:56:12 PM  

Prof. Frink: One more way for scientists to rationalize their alcoholism. "Today's symposium, 'free donuts and some random guy who's a friend of one of the faculty', will be followed by research at the pub.


Let me guess, you teach Stick in the Mud 101 at Wet Blanket University located at Square Prude, Utah
 
2013-01-30 01:56:27 PM  

xanadian: In other news: I wonder if beer would still be OK to drink if one would have a disposition to inflammation after consuming grain products...


Like celiac disease? That's fixable. Just look for beers that don't contain the grain to which one is sensitive, or learn to brew your own. There are some choice sorghum, spelt and even rapeseed-based beers that the celiac-homebrewer community has patched together, some of which I enjoy even when I don't have my wheat-averse cousin over. And you can always enjoy a nice Apfelwein.
 
2013-01-30 02:01:14 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: Like celiac disease? That's fixable. Just look for beers that don't contain the grain to which one is sensitive, or learn to brew your own. There are some choice sorghum, spelt and even rapeseed-based beers that the celiac-homebrewer community has patched together, some of which I enjoy even when I don't have my wheat-averse cousin over. And you can always enjoy a nice Apfelwein.


"What's that beer got in it?"
"Water, rapeseed, hops, barley, yeast, and rapeseed."
"You said rapeseed twice."
"I LIKE rapeseed!"
 
2013-01-30 02:02:47 PM  
Good-for-you molecule in beer discovered

We've known about humulones for decades. These guys just decided to solve the crystal structures of the isomers.
 
2013-01-30 02:05:39 PM  
After shedding some light on the structure of those humulones, I think the research stinks.
 
2013-01-30 02:08:52 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Good-for-you molecule in beer discovered

We've known about humulones for decades. These guys just decided to solve the crystal structures of the isomers.


and he got some résumé padding to boot.

/I do science to make my CV longer
 
2013-01-30 02:12:31 PM  
Hops give me hope.
 
2013-01-30 02:15:04 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: xanadian: In other news: I wonder if beer would still be OK to drink if one would have a disposition to inflammation after consuming grain products...

Like celiac disease? That's fixable. Just look for beers that don't contain the grain to which one is sensitive, or learn to brew your own. There are some choice sorghum, spelt and even rapeseed-based beers that the celiac-homebrewer community has patched together, some of which I enjoy even when I don't have my wheat-averse cousin over. And you can always enjoy a nice Apfelwein.


Rice also falls in that category, but traditional brewers identify it as an adjunct (screw that idea, though).

Beer originally was a way to purify water sources and used as a health tonic. Yeast helps bioavailability of nutrients, particularly B vitamins. It's also just nice to drink and makes everyone more attractive and dumb ideas genius.
 
2013-01-30 02:18:30 PM  

xanadian: Banned on the Run: Molecule in question:

[toxipedia.org image 307x195]

Reminds me of a horse lifting its leg.

In other news: I wonder if beer would still be OK to drink if one would have a disposition to inflammation after consuming grain products...


Yes.

There are at least two gluten-free beers on the market. Bard's is one, I can't remember the other. But they are out there.
 
2013-01-30 02:24:54 PM  

Banned on the Run: Molecule in question:

[toxipedia.org image 307x195]


Molecule in question after a few beers:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-30 02:34:52 PM  
Remember that episode of "Three Sheets" where Zane met with a Pilsner Urquell brewmaster and said brewmaster said that their beer contained "many many healthy compounds"?

He was right!  WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!
 
2013-01-30 02:39:32 PM  
northcoastbrewing.com

sign me up!
 
2013-01-30 02:56:20 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Prof. Frink: One more way for scientists to rationalize their alcoholism. "Today's symposium, 'free donuts and some random guy who's a friend of one of the faculty', will be followed by research at the pub.

Let me guess, you teach Stick in the Mud 101 at Wet Blanket University located at Square Prude, Utah


This is based on my experience in several R-1's. Just because some of them were in shiattown doesn't mean the faculty were not internationally known. And often drunk.
 
2013-01-30 03:06:33 PM  
Came for:

calitreview.com

Had to do it myself...
 
2013-01-30 03:13:41 PM  
Up next:  A study on Awesomeness.  It will be completely scientific and junk, brah.  WOOOOO!!
 
2013-01-30 03:38:08 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Good-for-you molecule in beer discovered

We've known about humulones for decades. These guys just decided to solve the crystal structures of the isomers.


This.
 
2013-01-30 03:40:01 PM  

Banned on the Run: Molecule in question:

[toxipedia.org image 307x195]


Alcohol...It's the puppy dog molecule!
blog.retrogamer.net

/i've heard good things about it
www.killingtime.com
 
2013-01-30 03:40:44 PM  

The_Sponge: Remember that episode of "Three Sheets" where Zane met with a Pilsner Urquell brewmaster and said brewmaster said that their beer contained "many many healthy compounds"?

He was right!  WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!


www.philipgardiner.me.uk
 
2013-01-30 03:47:10 PM  

Prof. Frink: One more way for scientists to rationalize their alcoholism. "Today's symposium, 'free donuts and some random guy who's a friend of one of the faculty', will be followed by research at the pub.


Your paper get shot down again?
 
2013-01-30 03:47:23 PM  
So it's from hops. Well good thing I drink mostly hoppy beers. Look ma! I'm being healthy!

/mmmmm IBUs
 
2013-01-30 04:42:10 PM  

xanadian: Banned on the Run: Molecule in question:

[toxipedia.org image 307x195]

Reminds me of a horse lifting its leg.


That's what beer TASTES like. Maybe it's because of this molecule.
 
2013-01-30 04:44:43 PM  
Well, now that the scientists are ready to start formulating new medicines, I suggest that they...

**puts on sunglasses**

hop to it.

/ba-dum tsssssh
 
2013-01-30 04:56:52 PM  

CharlesCurtisStanley: Well, now that the scientists are ready to start formulating new medicines, I suggest that they...

**puts on sunglasses**

hop to it.

/ba-dum tsssssh YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAH


/ftfy
 
2013-01-30 05:31:37 PM  
Why is the article so shocked x-ray crystallography was used? The article was right in that it isn't a new technique, but it isn't exactly a forgotten relic either. When I was in college, I was doing microwave crystallography experiments in lab, bouncing masers off pegboards the students could configure into different crystal patterns.

The only thing surprising here is that no one got around to doing this decades ago. Probably because no sample lasted long enough. Physics is, after all, thirsty work.
 
2013-01-30 07:32:26 PM  
Well...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-30 07:34:39 PM  
Bah, waste of time! The beer like medicine/food of the Gods is already here!

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-30 10:17:30 PM  
The molecule in question, humulone from hops, has been known about for at least 20 years and hasn't just been discovered.  All these guys did was determine the absolute configuration of a humulone salt crystal to determine unequivocally the what was up at the chiral centers.  It's cool but it's not groundbreaking like the article title suggests.

/fun at parties
 
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