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Foxgloves, beautiful, poisonous & cancer fighter


One of Britain’s best known flowering plants could soon be used to stop the spread of breast cancer. Scientists at John Hopkins University, Baltimore have discovered that a drug based on foxglove, which produces distinctive tall spires of pink tubular … Continue reading

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Cilantro..More than just a spice


I am always fascinated by facts and trivia about flowers and plants and if you have been reading my posts on this blog you probably noticed that. So when I came across a news article about a plant with natural antibiotic … Continue reading

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Human Insulin and the Safflower


Safflower-derived human insulin is being studied by a Calgary, Alberta based biotech company SemBioSys Genetics who are using transgenic safflower plants to produce human insulin. The biotech company claims to have produced commercial quantities of human insulin from genetically modified … Continue reading

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Daffodils may hold a link to curing brain cancer


The Times of India Scientists have discovered narciclasine, a natural compound found in daffodil bulbs, may be a powerful therapeutic against biologically aggressive forms of human brain cancers. “We are planning to move a narciclasine derivative toward clinical trials in … Continue reading

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