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University of Missouri researchers create soy chicken that tastes like the real thing

Sure, some delicacies might taste just like chicken, but they usually feel and look much different. Soy meat alternatives, such as the soy burger, have become more popular recently, with increased ... Read More

Areva buys solar-thermal start-up Ausra

France-based Areva, best known for its work in nuclear power, said on Monday it has acquired concentrating solar-power start-up Ausra for an undisclosed price. The acquisition will expand Areva’s business interests ... Read More

Missouri ranks high in women doctoral graduates

Women comprised 47.0 percent of doctoral graduates at Missouri institutions in 2008, higher than the national average of 46.1 percent. Among border states, Missouri ranked third in having the highest percentage ... 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

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

Broadcom acquires Teknovus for $123 million

Broadcom Corp. made it official Wednesday (Feb 3) it is spending $123 million to acquire startup Teknovus Inc. (Petaluma, Calif.) for its Ethernet passive optical networking technology chipsets and software. “Today ... Read More

Hyundai sales soar in U.S. amid Toyota recall

South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor said on Feb. 3 that its U.S. sales jumped by almost a quarter last month, as Japanese rival Toyota grappled with a massive recall. Hyundai ... Read More

Bayer MaterialScience opens carbon nanotube pilot facility

Bayer MaterialScience announced last week that he has opened the world’s larger pilot facility for manufacture of carbon nanotubes at CHEMPARK Leverkusen in Germany. “Current forecasts predict an annual growth rate ... Read More

FDA approves Auxilium drug to treat hand disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Xiaflex injection to treat a hand disease that causes “bent” fingers. Xiaflex is designed to treat Dupuytren’s disease, a ... Read More

IBM to buy health care software firm

IBM said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Initiate Systems, a privately held company that makes software designed to help health care companies manage and share information. Initiate’s software is ... Read More