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Bangor Uni scientists hunt for new daffodils treatments

The humble daffodil is inextricably linked to Wales - with the plant having been worn as the national flower for the best part of a century.

But could the spring perennial hold the key to future antibacterial, antiparasitic and anti-cancer treatments?

Daffodils have already provided a compound used in an Alzheimer's disease drug galantamine.

Bangor University's Dr Patrick Murphy explained how he is trying to isolate more disease-fighting compounds from the nation's favourite bulb.

  • 28 Aug 2016