Kansas University launches $5 million study of prairie plants for pharmacological, nutritional, and fragance value

A five-year study funded by the Kansas Bioscience Authority will investigate the chemical compounds found in America’s prairie plant species. Part of the project involves installation of a garden outside the KU School of Pharmacy’s new West Campus building. According to Barbara Timmermann, professor of medicinal chemistry at Kansas University, similar gardens are common in pharmacy schools in Europe, but not in the U.S. Read more here.

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