Plant Medicine: Algae as a Malaria Treatment
December 8, 2009•14 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.