Rice Bran Helps Fight Breast Cancer | ULM Forum 8-31-12
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Research to fight cancer is often costly, time-intensive work. A new research partnership between two universities and a rice growing company is offering the hope of lowering the cost of pharmaceutical research for treatment of breast cancer. The University of Louisiana at Monroe and the LSU AgCenter have announced a partnership for collaborative research into tocotrienol, a substance extracted from vitamin E. Surprisingly, rice bran, a byproduct of rice processing, is a valuable – and local – source of the substance.