Science, Health and Technology
2:47 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Scientists in the Corn Belt make great strides in soybean science

University of Missouri plant scientist Melissa Mitchum inspects a plant for soybean cyst nematode in her greenhouse.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts the nation’s farmers will deliver a record 3.42 billion bushels of soybeans this year. The USDA is also forecasting that this year for the first time Brazil will overtake the United States as the world’s leading producer of soybeans. That means the pressure is on American soybean farmers like Brian Flatt, 41, to eke out even more soybeans from his fields.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:47 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Scientists make gains in soybean science, hospitals use medicinal leeches

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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.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:16 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Washington University researchers analyze genomes of two major cancers

Brookings Hall, Washington University St. Louis
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In separate studies both published on Wednesday, researchers at Washington University helped lead the genomic analysis of two types of cancer.

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