leeches http://kbia.org en Scientists make gains in soybean science, hospitals use medicinal leeches http://kbia.org/post/scientists-make-gains-soybean-science-hospitals-use-medicinal-leeches <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's show, we'll hear about a recent breakthrough in soybean science, and learn about the use of medicinal leeches in one Missouri hospital.</span></p></div><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:47:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 37744 at http://kbia.org Scientists make gains in soybean science, hospitals use medicinal leeches Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield http://kbia.org/post/leeches-sometimes-used-treat-patients-mercy-springfield <p>A large jar sits inside a white refrigerator in the pharmacy at Mercy Springfield.&nbsp; Inside that jar are what are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration:&nbsp; about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:22:11 +0000 Michele Skalicky 35412 at http://kbia.org Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield