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From dollar store to microbiology: Student gets his dream job
Roots and Shoots
I see myself working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention running my own research lab, to rid the world of famine or find a cure for some disease,” said Cox, a junior biology major at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Solae makes most-ethical companies list
St. Louis Business Journal
Soy products company Solae LLC made the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list for 2012. This is the third year Solae, a St. Louis-based joint venture of Bunge Ltd. (NYSE: BG) and DuPont (NYSE: DD), has made the list.
What do you do for viral stomach flu?
“Sometimes atomic structure gives us clues on how viruses work and how to make better vaccines,” said Dr. Thomas Smith, according to the news release. Dr. Smith is a principal investigator, at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
Missouri leaps to 6th place in entrepreneurial activity St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kauffman's annual index of entrepreneurial activity ranks Missouri sixth among the 50 states, up from 35th place last year and a dismal next-to-last place showing in 2009.
Drip, Drip, GONE.
Roots and Shoots
As members of the plant and agricultural research community, the issue of water scarcity is of utmost importance as food and agriculture production are the largest consumers of water, requiring one hundred times more than we use for personal needs.
Power Plants: Could a Rechargeable Battery Be Made from Paper and Pulp By-Products? Scientific American
Milczarek and Inganäs combined lignin derivatives with a polymer known as "polypyrrole" to make their test cathodes, which varied in thickness. The insulating qualities of lignin derivatives combined with the conductivity of polypyrrole create a composite material that effectively holds an electric charge, according to the scientists, whose research appears in the March 23 issue of Science.
Crop Protection Association blasts ‘anti-science’ stance on GMS
“Access to the latest advance in plant science-in crop genetics, agrochemistry and agronomy- will be needed to help keep the lip on food price inflation and ensuring food supplies keep pace with the demands of population growth.”
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