St. Louis researchers say a substance skin secretes when it's irritated may trigger asthma symptoms. Washington University scientists found that mice with eczema produced a substance called TSLP.
Study author Raphael Kopan says when the compound traveled through the bloodstreams of mice to their lungs, the mice had strong allergic reactions to allergens. He says TSLP acts as a warning device to tell the body to boost its immune system.
St. Louis, MO – The director of the St. Louis Public Safety department went in front of the aldermanic committee that oversees public safety issues Tuesday to answer questions about an American Civil Liberties Union report on conditions at the city's two jails.
A 44-year-old St. Louis County man who was infected with swine flu died Tuesday morning at an area hospital. The man had been hospitalized since early May. He became ill about a week after traveling Mexico.
St. Louis County Health Department Director Dolores Gunn says officials had been monitoring his progress.
Los Angeles – A federal judge in Los Angeles has delayed the sentencing of a St. Charles County woman for her role in a MySpace hoax directed at 13-year-old Megan Meier, who committed suicide in 2006
On Monday, U.S. District Judge George Wu rescheduled Lori Drew's sentencing to July 2.
The judge said he wants to review some testimony by prosecution witnesses. Wu did not rule on a defense motion to dismiss Drew's convictions on three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date of June 17 for Reginald Clemons. He was one of four men convicted in the deaths of 21-year-old Julie Kerry and her 19-year-old sister, Robin. Both were pushed from the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in 1991.
Clemons' defenders say he confessed to the crime only after being beaten by police.
In 2005, Marlin Gray was put to death for his role in the crime; he was the last person put to death in Missouri.