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UK work sheds new light on medicinal benefits of plants
The resources were developed by the Medicinal Plant Consortium (MPC) led by Joe Chappell, professor of plant biochemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. They grew out of a $6 million initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how the genes of plants contribute to production of various chemical compounds, some of which are medicinally important.
"Our major goal in this project has been to capture the genetic blueprints of medicinal plants for the advancement of drug discovery and development," said Chappell, project coordinator for the MPC.
Keep the brakes on planting a little longer
Early summer could come at a price, UK ag meteorologist cautions
Photo depicts damage to apple trees after the Easter Freeze in 2007.
Without looking at the calendar, Kentuckians might easily be fooled into thinking...
The Arboretum gears up to host a Party for the Planet
The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for...