David Zaharoff, assistant professor and holder of the Twenty-First Century Endowed Professorship, is developing ways to help the body fight cancer.
He does this by combining proteins called cytokines, which produce an immune response, with a substance called chitosan, which can release these substances slowly anywhere in the body.
Zaharoff said this approach trains the immune system and works like a vaccine.
He is working with the National Cancer Institute on the project.
Zaharoff's currently conducting pre-clinical studies, which can be very expensive, so he's partnered up with something called the Life Tie Project.
The organization raises money for cancer research by selling ties and scarves.
Folks in Arkansas can even get a $10 discount.
Click here and use the discount code ARKANSAS.
Fifty percent of the revenue from the tie or scarf goes to the University of Arkansas cancer research.