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Money may not grow on trees, but good health just might. Resveratrol, the antioxidant compound found in grape skins and, thus, red wine, is also present in the bark and foliage of trees harvested from Maine forests. University of Maine chemistry professors Barbara Cole and Ray Fort, along with graduate student Regan LeBlanc, are researching the viability of extracting resveratrol using equipment Maine's pulp and lumber mills already have. If it proves to be economically feasible, partnerships with pharmaceutical companies could be a huge boon to the industry. "We're using something that's basically wasted now," LeBlanc says. "If you can find a way to get something out of it, it's a bonus to the process."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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