Eric P. Burkhart

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Treatment of cancer remains one of the most challenging tasks facing the healthcare system. Cancer affects the lives of millions of people and is often fatal. Current treatment methods include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapies or some combinations of these. However, recurrence is a major problem. These treatments can be invasive with severe side(More)
In the eastern United States, there is interest among forest landowners in American ginseng husbandry, and particularly in cultivating this plant on forestlands using a wild-simulated forest farming approach. This study documented the flora and soil conditions associated with wild and wild-simulated ginseng populations throughout Pennsylvania (PA) to(More)
Biochemical reaction databases capture the sum of human knowledge of biochemical reactions and chemical compounds. As the amount of data available on metabolic reactions and chemical substrates increases, the necessity of central repositories increases as well. Unfortunately, there is no established algorithm for being able to calculate the degree of(More)
Following its inclusion in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the harvest, sale and trade of wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) for international commerce has been restricted by law in Pennsylvania since the late 1980s. Since then, exports from the state have declined driving the need to(More)
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