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To accelerate innovation, scientists must stop seeing discovery as separate from invention and entrepreneurship, Sharp said.
To meet global needs, Sharp said, science must move beyond discovery into translating and widely sharing its products.

A new study confirms that the human sirtuin protein known as SIRT1, which has been shown to combat age-related diseases in many animals, can be directly activated by resveratrol—a natural compound found in the skin of grapes used to make red wine. Resveratrol is one of many so-called sirtuin-activating compounds, or STACs.