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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Small reactor powers nuclear industry

A new type of nuclear reactor—smaller than a rail car and one tenth the cost of a big plant—is emerging as a contender to reshape the nation’s resurgent nuclear power industry. ... Read More

SLU to study smallpox vaccine in fight against bioterrorism

Saint Louis University scientists plan to study the most effective way to administer an investigational vaccine for smallpox as part of efforts to protect Americans from a bioterrorism attack. Up to ... Read More

Six Mo. hospitals make ‘distinguished’ list

Health Grades Inc., an independent health rating firm, awarded its Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award for 2010 to six Missouri hospitals. The Missouri hospitals on the list are: Boone Hospital ... Read More

Sikorsky to build unmanned black hawk

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is launching a $1 billion venture featuring a pilot-less Black Hawk helicopter as military demand rises for technology to fight two wars. The Stratford-based helicopter maker and military ... Read More

President calls for support in promoting clean fuels

President Obama moved on Wednesday to bolster the nation’s production of corn-based ethanol and other alternative liquid fuels and ordered the rapid development of technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions from ... Read More

Plant antibodies as effective, cheaper than conventional version according to Wash. U. researchers

The first head-to-head comparison of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies produced from plants versus the same antibodies produced from mammalian cells has shown that plant-produced antibodies can fight infection equally well. Scientists from ... Read More

Peabody signs coal-to-gas agreement

Peabody Energy Corp. said today that it has signed an agreement with Cambridge, Mass.-based GreatPoint Energy to develop plants that would convert coal to synthetic gas and hydrogen. The number of ... Read More

Panel recommends annual flu vaccinations for all

A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation ... Read More

Novozymes to launch ethanol product

Danish biotech company Novozymes will launch in the first quarter this year a new enzyme to produce transport fuel from agricultural waste, Chief Executive Steen Riisgaard told Reuters on Saturday. That ... Read More

Novartis gets US approval for Meningitis vaccine

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG said Monday that its meningitis vaccine Menveo has been approved for use in teenagers and adults by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Menveo is a vaccine ... Read More