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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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Article ID: 695629

'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.

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5-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 693635

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.

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27-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692555

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.

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10-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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