St. Louis-based Monsanto is accusing a competitor of illegally using its seed engineering techniques to produce competing herbicide-resistant seeds. Monsanto filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Pioneer Hi-Bred International Monday.
The suit alleges that the DuPont subsidiary has combined Monsanto's Roundup Ready seed trait with a DuPont-developed trait to make crops resistant to herbicide.
Washington University researchers say children with autism should be diagnosed several years earlier than they currently are. The researchers analyzed data from 13 U.S. hospitals and universities and found that children usually are diagnosed around six years old.
St. Louis, MO – A former employee of a downtown restaurant will spend five years in federal prison for setting the fires that destroyed the Copia Urban Winery and Market.
Twenty-seven year old Gilbert Summers of St. Louis will also have to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution for the fires, which he set after being dismissed from his job in a dispute over a missing paycheck of another employee. He pleaded guilty in September 2008 to felony arson.
St. Louis, MO – Lieutenant Gov. Peter Kinder has called Monday night's approval of a bill appropriating $332 million in stimulus money a "legislative miracle."
The spending bill includes $12 million to restore some transit service cuts in St. Louis, as well as money to renovate the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. The state House shot the legislation down Thursday night - then reversed course on Monday, the very next legislative day.
St. Louis – Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel was carted off the field on a back board Monday night after he slammed headfirst into the fence following a running catch.
Ankiel chased down a long drive from the Phillies' Pedro Feliz in the eighth inning but couldn't stop himself from hitting the padded center-field wall. He was taken off the field with his head and neck immobilized, but was never unconscious.
The Cardinals said Ankiel underwent X-rays and a CT scan of his head, neck and back, and doctors found no fractures.