St. Louis – A research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a potential new weapon in the fight against major diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.
Lead researcher Eric Oldfield says the key to developing a new drug is finding a protein or enzyme that the disease-causing parasites or bacteria have and need, but that people don't. Finding that enzyme - and then figuring out how to attack, or inhibit it - is usually a long, costly, and often unsuccessful process.
St. Louis – Mayor Francis Slay and several other current and former St. Louis city officials are expected to testify in Jefferson City Monday in support of a bill that would return control of the police department to the city.
The St. Louis Police Departments has been under state control since the Civil War. Kansas City's department is also controlled by the state.
Representative Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, said local control would allow city taxpayers to have more of a say in how the department is run.