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Global team produces evaluation of CRISPR gene editing methods

Evaluation shows gene editing has become 10 to 20 times more efficient in past six years in generating complex animal models called conditional knockouts, which ultimately provide greater insight into gene function and disease findings.
27-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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For first time ever, researchers able to eliminate HIV from animal

For the first time researchers have been able to completely eliminate HIV from a mouse model. It marks a critical step toward the development of a possible cure for human HIV infection.
27-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Study That Could Help Millions with Common Heart Problem

UNMC is the only institution in the central plains region participating in the research. Globally, 880 patients will be enrolled at 130 sites in 20 countries. Researchers will follow patients for up to five years.
31-May-2019 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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International expert in autism to head MMI's integrated autism center

Courtney Burnette, Ph.D., an international expert in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders and the early identification of young children at risk for this diagnosis, has been named the director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s...
2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$500,000 grant awarded to BHECN aimed at improving adolescent mental health

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.
22-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National study testing drug to treat graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants

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.
15-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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National Study Finds Gastric Bypass Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery

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.
12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Leaders in visual, augmented reality to meet in Omaha Sept. 25, 26 for national modeling, simulation gathering

UNMC is hosting the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition 2018 National Meeting, which will be held Sept. 25- 26 in Omaha. The meeting is being co-hosted by the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCELSM ) and the...
17-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Best Prepare Children to Succeed in the 21st Century Is Focus of Pediatrician's Book

Her book, which applies beyond toddlerhood, has less to do with the alphabet or numbers and more to do with ME, WE, WHY, WILL, WIGGLE, WOBBLE and WHAT IF. Dr. Jana calls them QI skills, and identifies them as necessary for 21st century success, and...
28-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST

Increase Seen in Tooth Enamel Erosion; Is Soda Pop to Blame?

In the last 25 years, Kim McFarland, D.D.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, has seen an increase in the number of dental patients with erosion of the tooth enamel – the protective layer of the tooth. Once...
22-Jul-2013 12:30 PM EDT

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