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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

Danforth Center, EnviroLogix team on crop nutrients

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and EnviroLogix Inc., a company that develops and manufactures lab-based agricultural diagnostics, said Tuesday they will partner to create technologies that increase nutrients in local ... Read More

Utah cavern to be used for energy storage

A Utah company plans to dig a series of underground caverns that it hopes to one day fill with compressed air, releasing it to generate electricity by turning a turbine and ... Read More

Tyson profit tops estimates on higher beef and chicken sales

Tyson Foods, a processor of chicken, beef and pork, posted a quarterly profit that topped analysts’ estimates amid higher revenue at its chicken and beef divisions. Net income was $160 million, ... Read More

Bick Group acquires cloud consultants

Data center design/build firm Bick Group has announced the acquisition of Blue Mountain Labs (BML), a consulting firm focused on the adoption of cloud computing within enterprise and government organizations. Terms ... Read More

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