Oct 12 ST&T: Nature’s Medicine Chest

Oct 12. Rose Circle Park. Noon. Please remember water, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. We are walking about a mile. Rain Plan: Meet at Monday Night Garage (right next to park) Of the nearly 400,000 plants on Earth, around 28,000 of them are used in traditional medicine. Each plant tissue is rich in secondary metabolites: a chemical language that allows plants to communicate with other organisms in their ecosystem, defend themselves from harm, and entice pollinators and seed dispersers. Our guest speaker will discuss how this language impacts human pathogens, including antibiotic resistant bacteria, and how these may be leveraged to fuel the development of new medical therapies in the future.… Read More

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