Flower Power: A scientific search for new medicines in Prairie Plants
After the Talk:
If you missed Roy's talk or would like to see it again, please watch the video below. Research Article: Prairie view opens new research frontier for Golsteyn
Flower Power: A scientific search for new medicines in Prairie Plants.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: City Hall, City of Lethbridge (910 4th Avenue S, Lethbridge)
Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
It is an astonishing fact that, even in the 21st century, we are only beginning to realize that plants from the Alberta prairies contain chemicals of medical importance. Many residents of southern Alberta, such as gardeners, farmers and ranchers, and those who enjoy walking in the coulees, would recognize some of the plants that are unique to our region. Members of First Nation communities are also familiar with prairie plants as part of their traditional knowledge.
The Cancer Cell Laboratory at the University of Lethbridge is investigating prairie plants for natural products of scientific and medical value. The discovery of natural products and investigation of their biological properties remains one of the most successful means to find new medicines. If you are an avid gardener, you may have a precious medicinal plant growing in your own garden.