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Article ID: 697299

$2.6 Million Grant Looks to Improve Patient Care with RN's Enhanced Role

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The way health care providers are paid is shifting, demanding major changes by providers. Instead of being paid for the number of patients they see and tests ordered, the system is moving toward paying providers based on patient satisfaction, good clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness.

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11-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694235

University of Nebraska Partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Goal is to make University of Nebraska go-to place for biodefense education for students hoping to work for the Department of Defense. Vision is to build an education pipeline that starts at the undergraduate level and continues through the graduate level, providing unique opportunities for brightest students from Nebraska and around the country.

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9-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693022

UNMC, Genomoncology Combine to Launch First System Using HL7 2.5 Formatting to Transmit Discrete Genetic Data on Cancer Patients to Electronic Health Record

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Breakthrough streamlines patient information into a manageable, digestible format, so oncologists can view discrete genetic data in the patient 's electronic health record

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18-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691842

Two Leading Oncologists Co-Author Paper on Nuclear Terrorism

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Special report details serious concerns that medical community would be able to do much, if anything, to assist people in event of major nuclear event. Prevention is best option as well as carefully conceived, long-term plan within the public education system to provide lessons on radiation biology

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28-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690537

1-Month Treatment as Effective as 9-Month Treatment for Preventing TB in HIV Patients; May Have Application in Healthy People Too

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month therapy for people living with HIV, according to results of a large international clinical trial. Adults and adolescents in the trial were more likely to complete the short-course regimen consisting of daily doses of the antibiotics rifapentine and isoniazid for four weeks than the standard nine-month regimen of daily isoniazid.

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5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689055

Chemically Modified Drug Shows Promise for HIV Treatment and Elimination

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Significant breakthrough could hasten an eventual HIV cure as modified antiviral drug is able to reach cells and tissues where HIV resides

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7-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687862

Smartphone App Now Recognizes FASD Thanks to MMI Geneticist

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

With a smartphone and an app, qualified health care professionals can now diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in their office thanks to a suggestion from Omar Rahman, M.D.

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16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684993

Breakthrough Research Suggests Potential Treatment for Autism, Intellectual Disability

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A research team has identified the pathological mechanism for a certain type of autism and intellectual disability by creating a genetically modified mouse. They are hopeful it could eventually lead to a therapeutic fix.

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10-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 682889

Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density.

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13-Oct-2017 4:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 679679

Study Shows Probiotics Can Prevent Sepsis in Infants

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.

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16-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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