Science on the prairies...
We are testing prairie plants to find chemicals that can be used as medicines, health products, or scientific tools.
The chemicals that we are finding help us learn about how human cells divide, especially cancer cells.
Towards this goal, we created the Prairie Plant Extract Library, which holds hundreds of unique extracts from prairie plants.
The University of Lethbridge is the right place for this project: it is on the prairies, attracts talented students from around the world, and has a special relationship with local First Nation peoples who were original inhabitants of the Prairies.
To learn more, see this recent video (YouTube) https://youtu.be/KGufonO1AVY