leeches

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

Scientists make gains in soybean science, hospitals use medicinal leeches

Credit m_schipp22 / Flickr

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
5:22 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Leeches sometimes used to treat patients at Mercy Springfield

Credit Sonya Kullman / Mercy Springfield

A large jar sits inside a white refrigerator in the pharmacy at Mercy Springfield.  Inside that jar are what are classified as medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration:  about 20 medical grade leeches that are kept in case they’re needed, which is usually once or twice a year.

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