I wanted to draw our collective attention to a new weblog with a great deal to offer biogerontologists and those interested in biochemical (especially dietary) influences on lifespan: PharmacoNutrition Reviewed.

The author is Sebastian “Baste” Schaffer, who describes himself as follows:

I finished a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Giessen, Germany. Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. thesis at the Institute of Pharmacology, University of Frankfurt, Germany. My key areas of interest are ageing-related disease and the application of bioactive-rich plant extracts as neuroprotectants.

The blog’s self-stated mission is “keeping you informed about recent trends in Pharmaconutrition/Nutritional Pharmacology,” and from what I can tell from the first week, Baste will be bringing a great deal of energy and intelligence to that task. The writing is solid; the coverage is (already!) broad; and — like a sort of intellectual sommelier — Baste pairs each posting with a thought-provoking or instructive image.

It’s a great site, and I strongly encourage everyone to stop by PharmacoNutrition Reviewed and check it out. If you like it, subscribe to the RSS feed. I think it’s going to be a tremendous resource for those of us interested in dietary pharmacology and its influence on lifespan.

Best of luck, Baste. We’ll be reading.