Focus on Future Medicine and Genetics

Plant Medicine: Algae as a Malaria Treatment

December 8, 200914 min
Host: Bruce Japsen Guest: Richard Sayre, PhD While researchers in labs across the country work on genetic engineering of stem cells or pharmaceutical innovation from molecule based drugs from chemicals, patients and their doctors should not forget about plants. Dr. Richard Sayre, director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, tells host Bruce Japsen about how a common plant may unlock a treatment for deadly malaria.

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