Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's     2019/02/20 22:41

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease based on a compound found in nature.

Plants: How cell walls are assembled     2019/02/20 15:34

Plant researchers are providing new insights into basic cell division in plants. The scientists have succeeded in understanding how processes are coordinated that are pivotal in properly separating daughter cells during cell division. They describe the tasks of certain membrane building blocks and how plants are impacted when these building blocks are disrupted.

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