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Autism, autism and glutamate receptors, Autism and genetics, intellectual disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Neuron, Neurotransmission, Neurotransmitter, neurotransmitter signaling, GABA, GABA neurons, GABA neurotransmitter

Breakthrough Research Suggests Potential Treatment for Autism, Intellectual Disability

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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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Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

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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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Study Shows Probiotics Can Prevent Sepsis in Infants

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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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Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is dedicated in Omaha

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New cancer center has been under construction for nearly four years; features extensive Healing Arts Program highlighted by Chihuly Sanctuary, designed by world-renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly

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New Technology Developed for Engineering Animal Models

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A study published May 17 in the journal Genome Biology shows how highly popular custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new patent-pending technology called Easi-CRISPR.

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Study Shows Novel Device Significantly Reduces Blood Draw Contamination, Reduces Risks to Patients

A study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) found that a novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients. This approach could also substantially reduce healthcare costs, according to the study. Thousands of U.S. patients get their blood drawn every day for blood cultures in order to diagnose serious infections such as sepsis, which can be a deadly condition. A small but significant percentage of the blood cultures are contaminated, due in part to skin fragments containing bacteria that are dislodged during a blood draw. This leads to false results that can mislead clinicians into thinking a patient has a potentially serious bloodstream infection. The consequences are costly and put patients at risk.

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$118.9 Million Health Care Simulation Center to Change Traditional Way Students in the Health Professions Learn

Health care is emerging as one of the largest global virtual and augmented reality markets outside of the video gaming industry. What aviation simulation did for the flight industry, these new technologies will do for health care education in the new center. The 2018 opening of a new $118.9 million center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha will feature the world’s most advanced technology in clinical simulation that will propel health care education into the next generation with virtual and augmented reality.

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UNMC Scientists Achieve Research Milestone with Parkinson’s Disease

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In a Phase I clinical study, researchers were able to transform the immune system by taking cells damaged in Parkinson’s disease and making them cells that protect and defend against brain injury.

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How to Best Prepare Children to Succeed in the 21st Century Is Focus of Pediatrician's Book

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Her book, which applies beyond toddlerhood, has less to do with the alphabet or numbers and more to do with ME, WE, WHY, WILL, WIGGLE, WOBBLE and WHAT IF. Dr. Jana calls them QI skills, and identifies them as necessary for 21st century success, and their development starts much earlier than most people realize -- in the first five years. In connecting with business leaders, economists and entrepreneurs, she discovered that the skills most coveted in today’s workforce are the very same as those that are best nurtured in the first five years of life.

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Ebola Grant Expanded From $12 Million to $24 Million

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Supplemental funding will allow three partner institutions to perform additional site visits, conduct more education and training courses, as well as build a special pathogens research network.







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