LUBBOCK -- The once-maligned castor bean may be the next heavy hitter in cancer treatment, according to ongoing research at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Besides its valuable oil, the castor bean produces a strong poison called ricin, which has some positive effects on patients with lymphoma, a cancer that develops in blood cells.
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