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Released: 19-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST
Link between cervical microbiome and cancer discovered
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virologists associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found a connection between certain bacteria and high-grade cervical lesions likely to become cancerous.

Newswise: $500,000 grant awarded to BHECN aimed at improving adolescent mental health
Released: 22-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
$500,000 grant awarded to BHECN aimed at improving adolescent mental health
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

There are plenty of evidence-based behavioral health programs aimed at helping children and adolescents, but implementing those programs can often take up to three years and sustaining them can be even more difficult once implemented.

Newswise: FDA approves first non-invasive therapy device for stress urinary incontinence
Released: 11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
FDA approves first non-invasive therapy device for stress urinary incontinence
Creighton University

New non-invasive treatment for stress urinary incontinence helps strengthen the pelvic floor, and shows more than 87 percent of patients were dry or had mild leakage after a 12-week treatment period, with 93 percent of patients experiencing improvement in just four weeks.

Newswise: Creighton professor dedicated to rooting out social media's trolls
Released: 10-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
Creighton professor dedicated to rooting out social media's trolls
Creighton University

An expert in online behavior and social media networks, Samer Al-khateeb, PhD, is in his first semester on the Creighton faculty and working on a book on social cyber-forensics, a field in which he’s been active for several years dating back to his graduate school days at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Newswise: National study testing drug to treat graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants
Released: 15-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST
National study testing drug to treat graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

University of Nebraska Medical Center leading national team to determine if ruxolitinib is effective for treating a certain type of graft versus host disease (GVHD) called sclerotic. The grant is funded by Incyte, a global biopharmaceutical company.

Newswise: National Study Finds Gastric Bypass Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery
Released: 12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
National Study Finds Gastric Bypass Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding surgery.

Newswise: Creighton Vocal Musicians Will Celebrate Marginalized Voices in This Year's Concert Offerings
Released: 8-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Creighton Vocal Musicians Will Celebrate Marginalized Voices in This Year's Concert Offerings
Creighton University

With a series of choral concerts this academic year, Creighton University is taking literally the initiative to bring underrepresented voices to the fore.

Newswise: Aging Mice May Help Solve Mysteries Behind Age-Related Hearing Loss in Humans
Released: 30-Aug-2018 4:55 PM EDT
Aging Mice May Help Solve Mysteries Behind Age-Related Hearing Loss in Humans
Creighton University

By comparing the changes at the cellular and molecular levels of hair cells between young and aging mice by looking for age-related changes, researchers hope to identify what causes the sensory receptor hair cells to degenerate. why age-related hearing loss occurs from high frequencies to low frequencies, determine why outer hair cells degenerate before inner hair cells.



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