Antioxidant panaceas: Isoselenazoles protect cells from oxidative stress

Panacea, the Greek goddess of universal remedies, is also the name given to any chemical that can supposedly cure all ailments – for example, antioxidants. Since many diseases are either caused by or exacerbated by oxidative stress, the use of antioxidants as therapeutic agents is logical. Novel antioxidants, are several more compounds called isoselenazoles that have been synthesised by a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science.