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Conversations From The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Nature's Medicine, Translating Plants to Health Care Applications, April 2014

For millennia, plants have been a source of traditional medicines. It is estimated by the World Health Organization that approximately 75-80% of the world’s population uses plant medicines. Plants are used to produce drugs that play an important role in cancer treatment, pain control, inflammation reduction, and in the therapy of other critical conditions and come from various sources including plants, synthetics (petroleum), bacteria and fungi.

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DATE Wednesday March 30th 2013
TIME 1:00PM CST