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Newswise:Video Embedded april-mid-america-business-index-tumbles-to-recession-level
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Released: 1-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT
April Mid-America Business Index tumbles to recession level
Creighton University

The monthly Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index is a mathematical average of indices for new orders, production or sales, employment, inventories and delivery lead time. This is the same methodology, used since 1931 by the Institute for Supply Management. The Mid-America report is produced independently of the national ISM.

Newswise: Research continues at Creighton during pandemic
Released: 30-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Research continues at Creighton during pandemic
Creighton University

Researchers face challenges preserving their work, especially projects related to the COVID-19 virus.

Newswise: Financial stress higher than normal during pandemic
Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Financial stress higher than normal during pandemic
Creighton University

Most people weren't prepared for a financial emergency before the pandemic hit. Financial success expert offers tips on how to alleviate financial stress now.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 2:30 PM EDT
How Stoicism can offer peace of mind during pandemic and beyond
Creighton University

Stoicism is not just a philosophy for a world in turmoil, it is for the everyday.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Creighton University Provost announces one-year extension for tenure probationary period
Creighton University

Time and effort to pivot to online course delivery due to the national outbreak of COVID-19 could detract from the necessary research and scholarship activities of faculty.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EST
New drug shows promise for treatment of cancer and other diseases
Creighton University

In the study, a group of lab mice that had consumed a diet that included the HM-10/10 peptide was found to have a significantly lower tumor load than mice that had not eaten the peptide.

Newswise: Survey results show Coronavirus impact spreading in the Midwest economy
Released: 27-Feb-2020 2:50 PM EST
Survey results show Coronavirus impact spreading in the Midwest economy
Creighton University

Early results of the Mid America Business Conditions Index, a monthly survey of manufacturing supply managers conducted by Creighton University in nine mid-American states, including Nebraska and Iowa, shows that coronavirus is influencing business.

Newswise: Researcher Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Osteoporosis in Diabetic Women
Released: 29-Oct-2019 1:25 AM EDT
Researcher Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Osteoporosis in Diabetic Women
Creighton University

The five-year study, which will involve 40 diabetic women and 40 nondiabetic women, is expected to cost $2.7 million. Researcher hopes it will eventually free diabetic women from osteoporosis, one of many diseases that strike diabetics more forcefully than the general population.

Released: 13-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Study shows reduction in health care costs and improved patient outcomes with collaborative care
Creighton University

The study demonstrated interprofessional education and collaborative practice provided in a primary care residency-based program are associated with reductions in emergency room visits, hospitalizations, hemoglobin A1c levels, and 48.2% in total patient charges.

Released: 6-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Study reveals secret ‘Stealth MRSA’ is hiding in its genes to develop resistance to antibiotics
Creighton University

OS-MRSA has created confusion in clinical laboratories for the past decade because of its difficulty to diagnose. Findings of a new study identified a way to detect what an important gene has been hiding that could be critical for the successful treatment of the superbug.

Released: 24-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Research breakthrough identifies bully behavior of cancer cells that promote cancer growth
Creighton University

Results demonstrated the fitness of human cells is determined by the expression of different isoforms of the Flower gene (labeled “Win” or “Lose” in the study). Cells expressing the “Win” isoforms induced cell death in neighboring cells expressing the “Lose” isoforms, allowing these “Winners” to grow and spread.

Released: 2-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Study to address physician burnout by deepening connection to patients
Creighton University

A study by Creighton University’s School of Medicine will investigate if increasing time spent at bedside with patients increases the well-being of the health care professional, too.

Released: 10-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Creighton hosts 19th annual Trauma Symposium, June 14
Creighton University

Creighton's annual Trauma Symposium features some of the nation’s top trauma surgeons this June, including keynote J. Wayne Meredith, MD, for a look at how trauma surgical care in both military and civilian arenas of welfare continues to evolve.

Released: 3-Apr-2019 3:45 PM EDT
NIH Grant Aids Creighton Researchers in Battling TB
Creighton University

An old drug may have new applications and implications in the worldwide fight against tuberculosis, according to the research of two Creighton University scientists in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Newswise: 'The Richness of Human Experience'
Released: 3-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
'The Richness of Human Experience'
Creighton University

A Creighton University researcher who lost his own hearing at age 14 months is working on ways to ensure it doesn't happen to others.

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: 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.

Newswise: 'A Life-Giving Experience': Global Surgery Fellowship Addresses Critical Health Need
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.

Newswise: 'A Dynamic Period Here'
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.

Newswise: NIH grant will give professor, undergraduates a boost in researching riboswitches
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.

Newswise: New study shows higher vitamin D levels could lower risk for breast cancer
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.

Newswise: 'North Korea Has Come Out of Its Shell': Creighton Professor Optimistic on Diplomatic Possibilities
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: 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.

Newswise: Bringing Back the Buzz
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.

Newswise: University University Hosting 10th Annual Value Investment Panel Ahead of Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting
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.

Newswise: New Delivery Strategy for NRTIs Could Reduce Side Effects for Antiretroviral Therapy
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.

Newswise: Henry James Review to Have New Home at Creighton
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.

Newswise: Fostering Service: Physical Therapy Students Inspired by Older Generation’s Commitment to Community
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

Newswise: Second Annual Let’s Move, Let’s REACH Day Slated for Sept. 16
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.

Newswise: Beetle Mania: Japanese Beetles Feasting on Trees, Plants Around Midwest
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.

Newswise: New Edition of Pharmacy Ethics Book Adds Studies on Health Insurance, Opioid Abuse
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.

Newswise:Video Embedded creighton-physicist-s-work-unveils-new-ability-of-immune-cells
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Released: 14-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Creighton Physicist’s Work Unveils New Ability of Immune Cells
Creighton University

Being able to quiet active neutrophils with a dual-beam laser could lead to new treatments for lung injury.

Newswise: 2017 Trauma Symposium Will Focus on Interprofessional Approaches to Trauma Care
Released: 17-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
2017 Trauma Symposium Will Focus on Interprofessional Approaches to Trauma Care
Creighton University

Creighton University hosts Trauma Symposium: An Interprofessional Focus in Trauma Care, June 16. The event is designed for medical professionals, academics and students who practice or study in the areas of trauma surgery and emergency medicine.

Newswise: Well-Heeled Research: In New Rehabilitation Lab, Creighton Students Examine Effects of Women in Heels
Released: 17-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Well-Heeled Research: In New Rehabilitation Lab, Creighton Students Examine Effects of Women in Heels
Creighton University

A pair of Creighton University undergraduates are collecting data on women in heels with an eye on the health effects of the shoes, especially as it pertains to lower back problems and the potential earlier onset of osteoarthritis in the knee.

Newswise: Attention and Emotional Regulation of Veterans with PTSD Is Subject of Creighton Profs’ Latest Research
Released: 8-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Attention and Emotional Regulation of Veterans with PTSD Is Subject of Creighton Profs’ Latest Research
Creighton University

Study determined veterans with PTSD exhibit deficits in attention allocation and emotional regulation when processing words specific to combat like “raid” or “seize,” but not when processing neutral words such as “bread” or “pen.”

Newswise: 'Athletes of the Small Muscles': Graduating OT Student Follows Passion Through Treating Musicians
Released: 5-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT
'Athletes of the Small Muscles': Graduating OT Student Follows Passion Through Treating Musicians
Creighton University

Over the 15-minute course of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, the snare drummer raps out 5,144 individual beats.


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