St. Louis University researchers say they're one step closer to developing a universal vaccine for the common flu virus. They presented their findings at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease conference in Baltimore Monday.
Researchers gave nearly 400 adults a low dose of a universal vaccine for six months. They say it produced high antibody levels, similar to those that protect small animals with flu from disease and death.
St. Louis, MO – A new plan for federal stimulus money from Republican leaders in the state House would eliminate funding for St. Louis's mass transit agency.
House Speaker Ron Richard and budget chairman Allen Icet announced their new plan on Thursday, saying the proposed rebate is better for the economy than funding projects in individual member districts. Earlier this month, Richard and Icet had thrown their support behind a plan to provide Metro with about 20 million dollars to reverse some service cuts.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri House has endorsed a major income tax cut.
The legislation lowers the top income tax rate for those making up to $50,000, increases the deduction for people with children and raises the maximum amount of federal taxes that can be deducted on Missouri's return.
The House gave the bill first-round approval Wednesday. It needs another vote to move to the Senate.
A fiscal analysis by legislative staff shows the cuts could cost the state $360 million each year.