The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.
SLU epidemiologist Zhengmin Qian says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in Wuhan, a city of nine million people in central China.
The Missouri Botanical Garden will host a Chinese lantern festival next year.
The exhibition—the first of its kind in the United States—will feature 26 large, brightly-colored lantern displays from China's Zigong province.
Canada, Mexico and China are the top customers for Missouri goods in an export market that jumped 36 percent in 2010, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
The data reflecting the jump is from the World Trade Center St. Louis.
Tim Nowak, executive director at the World Trade Center, says the growth was driven primarily by industrial products and manufactured goods.
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