National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops http://redriverradio.org en SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia http://redriverradio.org/post/sfa-cancer-research-lab-focuses-attention-giant-salvinia <p>This winter’s hard freezes are helpful in fighting the spread of the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to choke area waterways.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are working on a new control. Turns out, a compound found in the plant could be lethal to itself. That compound was discovered in an SFA pharmaceutical research lab that investigates anti-cancer agents found in native and invasive plants, according to Steve Bullard, dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:50:19 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 40920 at http://redriverradio.org SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia