Texas Tech University

New Ways to Make Plant-Based Medicines in Space, on Earth

North Dakota Ag Connection

January 9, 2019

North Dakota Ag Connection - How can you make medicines in space? It's a difficult question, since many medicines we enjoy on Earth use chemicals that come from plants, and space is nearly devoid of plants' basic needs: soil, water, oxygen and sunlight.

John D'Auria, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been instrumental in helping solve that problem in a way that also has more immediate ramifications here at home.

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