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Article ID: 705276

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:
11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705161

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.

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10-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701837

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:
8-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 699849

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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30-Aug-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699803

'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.

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30-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698147

'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.

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27-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696976

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.

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3-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 696977

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.

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3-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 696191

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.

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15-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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