patient care http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U. Gets $50M To Help Turn Research Findings Into Better Health http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-gets-50m-help-turn-research-findings-better-health <p>Washington University School of Medicine has received a $50 million federal grant aimed at turning research findings into improvements in human health.</p><p>The grant is the renewal of an award from the National Institutes of Health. It will support Wash U's <a href="http://icts.wustl.edu/about/default.aspx">Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences</a> (ICTS), one of 60 such centers in the U.S.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:41:11 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6334 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U. Gets $50M To Help Turn Research Findings Into Better Health Monsanto and DuPont back in court over corn patents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/monsanto-and-dupont-back-court-over-corn-patents <p>DuPont&rsquo;s Pioneer Hi-Bred International is suing Monsanto for allegedly violating DuPont patents related to corn seed production.</p><p>In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, the Iowa-based seed company accuses Monsanto of using a patented technique developed by DuPont to enhance corn seed germination. The technique involves defoliating the corn plants with herbicides between pollination and harvest.</p><p>DuPont alleges that Monsanto has been using this defoliation technique at its research site in Constantine, Michigan.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:33:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Monsanto and DuPont back in court over corn patents