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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Released: 30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
'A Life-Giving Experience': Global Surgery Fellowship Addresses Critical Health Need
Creighton University

After 10 weeks in Tanzania as Creighton University’s inaugural Global Surgery Fellow, Kelly Shine, MD, has added a few procedures to her retinue. There have been perforated intestines — results of untreated cases of typhoid fever and salmonella — and a bowel obstruction that turned out to be severe appendicitis and almost proved fatal.

Released: 27-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
NorthShore University Health System highlights the potential of molecular kits for antimicrobial resistance detection using throat and rectal swabs

NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, presented a talk titled, “Clinical utility of the Streck ARM-D Kits to detect antimicrobial resistance genes from extracts of axillary, throat and rectal swabs” at ASM Microbe 2018.

Released: 27-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
'A Dynamic Period Here'
Creighton University

John Schalles' work is part of an expanding effort by the National Science Foundation’s Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research program to analyze the connections between coastal salt marshes, estuaries and offshore waters, and upstream freshwater swamps and marshes.

Released: 26-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Nebraska Partners in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announce institute to be based at Iowa State; jointly funded by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University.

Released: 11-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Streck Molecular Kits Detect More Antibiotic Resistance Than Competitors

Streck, Inc., received great interest in Streck ARM-D® Kits after its poster presentation on improved methodology for detection of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria at ECCMID 2018 in Madrid.

Released: 11-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
$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.

Released: 3-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
NIH grant will give professor, undergraduates a boost in researching riboswitches
Creighton University

Creighton University biochemistry professor Juliane Strauss-Soukup, PhD, and her lab of undergraduates, have long been looking at the functions of noncoding RNA. With a three-year NIH grant, they'll no look at a long-term goal of developing antibiological agents, including some with the potential for cancer-fighting applications.

Released: 3-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Creighton psychological science professor's work with rats gives insight into treatment for human drug addiction
Creighton University

Through looking at individual difference models in laboratory rat populations, Creighton University psychological science professor Dustin Stairs, PhD, and his team of undergraduate researchers are making inroads into the neuroscience of addiction and the power of social settings to help overcome a drug habit.

Released: 15-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
New study shows higher vitamin D levels could lower risk for breast cancer
Creighton University

This study found that women with a blood level of >60 ng/ml had an 80 percent lower risk for breast cancer than those with levels of 20 ng/ml or less.

Released: 5-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
'North Korea Has Come Out of Its Shell': Creighton Professor Optimistic on Diplomatic Possibilities
Creighton University

Whatever shenanigans have transpired in the ongoing saga to foster a summit between North Korea and the United States, Creighton University political science professor Maorong Jiang, PhD, is certain what’s happened lately has been for the best.

Released: 9-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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.

Released: 30-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Streck Announces Launch of Diesse CUBE 30 Touch Sed-Rate Analyzer

Streck, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of clinical laboratory products, and Diesse Diagnostica Senese S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic systems, introduce the CUBE 30 Touch, the newest automated instrument for high-volume erythrocyte sedimentation rate testing in EDTA tubes. Streck is the exclusive distributor of the CUBE 30 Touch in the United States and Canada.

Released: 27-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Black, White and Shades of Gray
Creighton University

While the latest dental fad has gotten high marks from celebrities, a group of Creighton University School of Dentistry students has spent the past year taking a more in-depth look at how well charcoal toothpaste whitens and what detrimental effects such an abrasive substance could have on teeth.

Released: 18-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT
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

Released: 17-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
Researchers Establish Link Between Hormone, Generosity in Birds
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A new experimental study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that administering a naturally produced hormone to pinyon jays can increase food sharing among the highly social species.

Released: 10-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT
Bringing Back the Buzz
Creighton University

Colony collapse disorder has claimed more than 50 percent of honeybee populations the world over. A Creighton biologist is looking at a virus spread by a mite that could be a leading culprit.

Released: 10-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
University University Hosting 10th Annual Value Investment Panel Ahead of Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting
Creighton University

The Value Investing Panel (VIP) is organized and run by the University’s Portfolio Practicum students, and is designed for those interested in value investing by bringing some of the biggest names in business to discuss the current state of the stock market and alternative investment strategies.

Released: 10-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Legal Experts: Conflict in Outer Space Will Happen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Some of the best legal and policy minds at the University of Adelaide, UNSW Canberra, University of Exeter and the University of Nebraska College of Law will develop the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations, to be completed in 2020.

28-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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

Released: 28-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Streck Granted Another Patent Directed Toward Direct-Draw Blood Collection Tubes for Blood Stabilization

The United States Patent Office granted U.S. Patent No. 9,926,590 today to Streck, Inc. The patent is directed generally toward a direct-draw blood collection tube for the stabilization of a patient blood sample and to subsequent downstream isolation of nucleic acids for analysis.

Released: 27-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
New Delivery Strategy for NRTIs Could Reduce Side Effects for Antiretroviral Therapy
Creighton University

New strategies in antiretroviral therapy, however, are charting a course for reducing dosages with longer-acting medications that have fewer side effects.

Released: 5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST
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.

Released: 26-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
Streck, Inc. Files Suit Against Cenata GmbH for Infringement of Its European Patent

Streck, inc. has filed suit against cenata gmbh, for infringement of its european patent no. 2228453b1, in the german district court in mannheim.

Released: 7-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST
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

Released: 2-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
Henry James Review to Have New Home at Creighton
Creighton University

Next year, the scholarly journal, Henry James Review, will have a new home at Creighton University. Greg Zacharias, PhD, professor of English and director of the Center for Henry James Studies, will serve as the journal’s new editor.

Released: 1-Feb-2018 3:40 PM EST
Pre-Clinical Research Aided by Customized Collection Capabilities

Conversant Bio™ has partnered with Streck to provide cancer researchers with customized clinical plasma samples that are research-ready, allowing researchers to focus on their studies and not their sample collection processing and logistics.

Released: 16-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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.

Released: 7-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST
Fostering Service: Physical Therapy Students Inspired by Older Generation’s Commitment to Community
Creighton University

For 21 years, Rosetta Herron has served youth at schools in Omaha as part of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging’s Foster Grandparent program

Released: 10-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
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.

Released: 13-Oct-2017 4:30 AM EDT
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.

Released: 31-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Second Annual Let’s Move, Let’s REACH Day Slated for Sept. 16
Creighton University

The second annual Let’s Move, Let’s REACH physical activity day along 24th Street just north of the Creighton University campus is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16.

Released: 16-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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.

Released: 18-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Beetle Mania: Japanese Beetles Feasting on Trees, Plants Around Midwest
Creighton University

Swarms of the insect have descended broadly across the region and that delicate leaf-cutting they practice is making some trees and other plants in the area look as if it’s November rather than mid-July.

Released: 18-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
New Edition of Pharmacy Ethics Book Adds Studies on Health Insurance, Opioid Abuse
Creighton University

The third edition of Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics (Oxford UP, 2017) takes on new questions arising out of the continuing evolution of health care delivery and explores the broad range of ethical issues that pharmacists encounter in practice.

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