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Scientists in Japan, U.S. report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

Number of tick-borne diseases doubles across Missouri

The number of tick-borne illnesses in Boone County mirrors a statewide trend.

'Jeopardy' contestant has the answers

Chris Mazurek and his wife used his winnings from the game show to help them buy a new house.

Belief in Brief: Medina

Muslims continue a tradition of pilgrimages to the second-most holy city of Islam.

The Blind Boys of Alabama make a joyful noise

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.

Feathers, clay and self-discovery

Children develop awareness and creativity as they first experiment with art. Rock Bridge Elementary art teacher Kathy Dwyer said she wants to share art with children. “When we start something new, it’s, ‘I can’t.’ I love getting them to the, ‘I can.’”

'Messiah' to be performed at MU

Handel’s “Messiah” is being performed on Thursday. Here’s some of the story behind the famous oratorio.

MU junior bass player brings emotion to performance of “The Messiah”

MU junior Katie Krawczak takes ten years of bass-playing experience to the University Philharmonic and Choral Union’s joint performance of “The Messiah.”

Belief in Brief: Male Circumcision

The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Black women less likely to get breast cancer, but more likely to die if diagnosed

A new study of more than 170,000 women with the disease could change the face of breast cancer education and treatment.

BOONE LIFE: Philosophy and Alexander the Great

Sara Chant, an MU philosophy professor, talks about her job and Alexander the Great, one of her five Great Danes.

Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for grape growers

While late spring freezes zapped much of Missouri’s wine grapes, the ongoing drought drove thirsty critters to finish off much of what remained. Some local growers are putting up fences to keep the grazing deer at bay.

From pulpit to Internet: Seminary student creates fastest growing Web site

Chris Wyatt, a 38-year-old seminary student, created the fastest growing site on the Web, according to comScore. GodTube.com, a Christian version of YouTube, drew more than 4 million unique visitors during October.

Robert Rauschenberg's art shouts, sings and whispers

WASHINGTON — The black outline of a leaf in the corner of a 1962 lithograph is a touchstone for the career of Robert Rauschenberg, the contemporary master who, at 82, continues to make art despite partial paralysis from a series of strokes in 2002 and 2003.

Ideological scales: A look at Columbia's political landscape

At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, Claire Garden holds a sign above her head that says: “This Time Don’t Buy the Lies.” It’s less than 50 degrees outside, and the wind is chilling. But she and a dozen other Columbia residents are out soliciting honks for peace.

BOONE LIFE: Divided drivers

Two brothers are brought together despite a difference of opinion on motorcycles.

Columbia’s Dirty Jobs: The poop scooper

Starting today, the Missourian presents a snapshot of the lives of people who do the jobs most of us would rather not. Taking a cue from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” this five-day series highlights women and men in mid-Missouri who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to earn a few greenbacks.

A Bible for all seasons

Medicaid program offers ‘coaches’ to nurse chronic ailments

MO HealthNet, a federal Medicaid program, allows low-income patients with various chronic illnesses to access health care coaches.

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