Online Occupational Therapy | Anticancer Tobacco | ULM Forum 7-15-11
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Anticancer Properties of Tobacco Leaves?
Thanks to all sorts of public awareness campaigns, most everyone knows that tobacco is bad for you. Now, though, a group of researchers at ULM is focusing on the discovery that tobacco plants may actually help fight cancer.
Dr. Khalid El Sayed and his colleagues at ULM have been awarded a patent for their discovery of anticancer compounds in the waxy coating found on fresh tobacco leaves. Dr. El Sayed says it's important to continue looking at the natural world for soluctions to diseases.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Pani examines what the patent means for the university. He says the patent can spur additional research dollars for the important work going on in the College of Pharmacy.