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TMC/UH Doctors Collaborate to Achieve Vaccine Adoption Among Minorities
TMC/UH Doctors Collaborate to Achieve Vaccine Adoption Among Minorities

Faced with a global pandemic that disproportionately affected marginalized members of the community, a pair of powerhouse physicians teamed up to ensure the entire community’s health…

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KU Mathematician Pivots Research During Pandemic, Explores Impact of Human Behavior on Disease Spread
KU Mathematician Pivots Research During Pandemic, Explores Impact of Human Behavior on Disease Spread

How well do public health measures reduce the spread of COVID-19? And how do people make decisions about whether to follow those protocols? New research…

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Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Determined to Improve Diabetes Care, Outcomes
Saint Luke’s Cardiologist Determined to Improve Diabetes Care, Outcomes

Sometimes the most dangerous element of disease is not its immediate manifestations, but secondary dangers that follow. For patients with diabetes, the most instantaneous issue…

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Leader’s Clinical Practice & Research Catalyze Immediate Impact at KU Medical Center
Leader’s Clinical Practice & Research Catalyze Immediate Impact at KU Medical Center

Medicine is multi-dimensional, but the pandemic has brought two important areas, research and practice, to the forefront in an unprecedented way. For Dr. Mario Castro,…

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MU School of Nursing Trailblazers Impact Senior Care During Global Pandemic
MU School of Nursing Trailblazers Impact Senior Care During Global Pandemic

A good partnership is often greater than the sum of its individual parts. For Dr. Amy Vogelsmeier, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri (MU)…

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BioNexus KC Celebrates 20th Year Advancing Regional Life Sciences
BioNexus KC Celebrates 20th Year Advancing Regional Life Sciences

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2021 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC, a catalyst for innovation in animal and human health, kicks off a year-long…

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KC Researchers Awarded $200K to Advance One Health Innovation
KC Researchers Awarded $200K to Advance One Health Innovation

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2020 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC and the Hall Family Foundation have awarded four regional researchers $50,000 each to…

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EDA Awards BioNexus KC $300k Build to Scale Grant to Advance Human and Animal Health Innovation
EDA Awards BioNexus KC $300k Build to Scale Grant to Advance Human and Animal Health Innovation

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2020 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC has been awarded a $300,000 Build to Scale grant from the Economic Development…

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BioNexus KC Awards Grant to Advance Value-Based Healthcare and Improve Patient Outcomes
BioNexus KC Awards Grant to Advance Value-Based Healthcare and Improve Patient Outcomes

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2020 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC has awarded a $79,900 grant to the Kansas City Quality and Value Innovation…

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BioNexus KC Awarded Grant to Improve COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients with Underlying Health Conditions
BioNexus KC Awarded Grant to Improve COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients with Underlying Health Conditions

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2020 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC has been awarded a $42,900 grant from the Health Forward Foundation to collaborate…

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@ a Glance Monthly

Monthly overview of life sciences news including updates from stakeholders and regional companies.

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November Glance
November Glance

‘Real Big Deal for Kansas City’: Sneak Peek Inside Children’s Mercy Research Tower Children’s Mercy’s gleaming new Research Institute on Hospital Hill won’t open until…

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October Glance
October Glance

The Future of Health

KU Cancer Center’s Countdown to NCI Comprehensive Application Kicks Into High Gea

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September Glance
September Glance

Learn. Adapt. Thrive. 10.22.2020

EDA Awards BioNexus KC $300k Build to Scale Grant to Advance Human and Animal Health Innovation

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August Glance
August Glance

BioNexus KC Awarded Grant to Improve COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients with Underlying Health Conditions

K-State Professor Applies Network Science to Disease Outbreaks

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Inspire Curiosity with STEAM Activities At Home
Inspire Curiosity with STEAM Activities At Home

Inspire curiosity at home with these hands-on STEAM activities. These educational activities are meant to inspire and excite children about STEAM education.

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Nexus Spotlight

Highlighting life science research from our
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Expert Exchange: Children’s Mercy Physician’s Research Improves Pediatric Cancer Treatment
Expert Exchange: Children’s Mercy Physician’s Research Improves Pediatric Cancer Treatment

All creatures have a spectacular arrangement of cells. When these cells are at their best, the body functions properly. The opposite is true, however, when…

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Saint Luke’s Director Says the Answer to the Immune System’s Role in Fighting Cancer is Hidden in Plain Sight
Saint Luke’s Director Says the Answer to the Immune System’s Role in Fighting Cancer is Hidden in Plain Sight

The immune system protects the body by identifying and eliminating potential threats such as infections, toxins, and cancers, however, many cancers have developed ingenious mechanisms…

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Next Chapter in Immunotherapy
The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Next Chapter in Immunotherapy

The concept of harnessing our body’s natural defenses to ward off disease has been around for more than 135 years. Over the last few decades, incremental steps in basic research have launched exciting breakthroughs in immune-based cancer treatment. Thanks to our ever-growing knowledge in this field, immunotherapy has found its place among cancer care’s original four pillars, which are chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and targeted therapy.

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University of Missouri Scientists Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System
University of Missouri Scientists Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System

The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of…

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Children’s Mercy Opens New Research Building, Accelerating the Discovery of Cures and Transforming Pediatric Care
Children’s Mercy Opens New Research Building, Accelerating the Discovery of Cures and Transforming Pediatric Care

Children’s Mercy has opened its new 9-story, 375,000 square-foot, pediatric research facility located on the hospital’s Adele Hall campus in the heart of downtown Kansas…

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