- USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato Updated: Aug-28-15 3:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.
- Iowa State cancels poultry farm classes to avoid bird flu Updated: Aug-25-15 3:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University said Monday it has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm.
- Police search of home of Gene Simmons, but he's not suspect Updated: Aug-21-15 12:47 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say a task force investigating Internet crimes against children served a search warrant at the home of Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, but neither Simmons nor anyone in his family is suspected in the case.
- Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment Updated: Aug-19-15 10:49 pm
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.
- Strep's evolution may provide clues for developing a vaccine Updated: Aug-10-15 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.