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Steve Bullard

8:50am

Tue March 4, 2014
Science

SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia

Dr. Shiyou Li is research professor and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Crops at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Credit Stephen F. Austin State University

This winter’s hard freezes are helpful in fighting the spread of the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to choke area waterways. 

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.

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