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TMC/University Health Promotes Patient Voice to Stimulate Cultural Change
TMC/University Health Promotes Patient Voice to Stimulate Cultural Change

Medical treatment is in a golden age. Health records are available on demand and thanks to continued medical innovation and the use of big data…

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KU Researcher Translating Brain Activity into Communication for Nonverbal Patients
KU Researcher Translating Brain Activity into Communication for Nonverbal Patients

Giving voice to the voiceless seems more philosophical than scientific, but for Dr. Jonathan Brumberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing at the University…

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KU Medical Center Researcher Utilizes Brain Science to Encourage Healthier Choices
KU Medical Center Researcher Utilizes Brain Science to Encourage Healthier Choices

Making a choice can be both simple and difficult. Research shows that people most often ultimately make an impulsive decision. Dr. Amanda Bruce works to…

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KCU Professor’s Research Focuses on Aging and Cancer for Boomer Generation
KCU Professor’s Research Focuses on Aging and Cancer for Boomer Generation

By 2030 the baby boomer generation will all be of retirement age. This will expand the size of the older population to one out of…

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KC Nexus Fund Aims to Bridge the Gap for Life Sciences Innovators
KC Nexus Fund Aims to Bridge the Gap for Life Sciences Innovators

Great ideas are not guaranteed a future. There is a stage at the end of academic funding, before commercial funding availability kicks in, called the…

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BioNexus KC In the News

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Local Scientists Awarded $150K for Research at the Nexus of Animal and Human Health
Local Scientists Awarded $150K for Research at the Nexus of Animal and Human Health

BioNexus KC and the Hall Family Foundation awarded in December the 2019 Nexus of Human and Animal Health Research Grants. Three local researchers were selected…

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BioNexus KC Board Member, Dr. Stephen Reintjes, Named New President & CEO of North KC Hospital
BioNexus KC Board Member, Dr. Stephen Reintjes, Named New President & CEO of North KC Hospital

North Kansas City Hospital announced today that its Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Stephen L. Reintjes Sr. as President and Chief Executive Officer of…

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The Transforming KC Health Research Grant Awarded to a Partnership Focused on Addressing Food Insecurity in the KC community.
The Transforming KC Health Research Grant Awarded to a Partnership Focused on Addressing Food Insecurity in the KC community.

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2019 KANSAS CITY, MO –  This is the eighth year that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC)…

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BioNexus KC Awards $150k to Scientists Studying Childhood Diseases
BioNexus KC Awards $150k to Scientists Studying Childhood Diseases

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2019 KANSAS CITY, MO – BioNexus KC has awarded $150,000 to three area investigators to support research focused on genetic…

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BioNexus KC Announces Dennis Ridenour as Next CEO
BioNexus KC Announces Dennis Ridenour as Next CEO

Kansas City, MO – BioNexus KC is pleased to announce the selection of Dennis Ridenour as its next President and CEO. A large number of…

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@ a Glance Monthly

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

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March 2020
March 2020

TMC/University Health Promotes Patient Voice to Stimulate Cultural Change

MU Researcher Reducing Problem Behaviors for Children With Autism

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National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month

Focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Small changes to diet can have a cumulative…

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February 2020
February 2020

KU Researcher Translating Brain Activity into Communication for Nonverbal Patients

Nexus Informatics Conference: We’ve Switched it up

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Black History Month: American Scientists
Black History Month: American Scientists

These Black American Scientists have made significant contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.  Their pioneering research and discoveries have paved the way for…

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January 2020
January 2020

New Bioinformatics Course at KCU Prepares Students for Future of Data-Driven Healthcare

KU Medical Center Researcher Utilizes Brain Science to Encourage Healthier Choices

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Nexus Spotlight

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Expert Exchange: K-State Researcher Seeks to Prevent Swine Epidemic
Expert Exchange: K-State Researcher Seeks to Prevent Swine Epidemic

There is a delicate balance being maintained by the global food production industry. Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Assistant Professor at Kansas State University (K-State) in the…

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MU Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Treatment for Arthritis Caused by Lyme Disease
MU Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Treatment for Arthritis Caused by Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. It is caused by several strains of bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, which can be transmitted to people through the bite of infected blacklegged deer ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there are about 400,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Currently, the disease is mainly confined to the northeastern U.S. and the upper Midwest, although its range is expanding southward. In the last few years, new cases of Lyme disease have been reported in Missouri.

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MRIGlobal’s Global Health Team and Partners Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak
MRIGlobal’s Global Health Team and Partners Monitoring Coronavirus Outbreak

MRIGlobal infectious disease experts have been keeping a close eye on a coronavirus outbreak stemming from the Chinese city of Wuhan. The team has been gathering information since the illness first appeared in late 2019 and started spreading to neighboring countries and in the U.S.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Questions: Why are Bat Viruses so Deadly?
Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Questions: Why are Bat Viruses so Deadly?

It’s no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years — SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus — originated in bats.

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Priorities for Preparation: K-State Training Next Generation to Fight Animal, Plant Pathogens
Priorities for Preparation: K-State Training Next Generation to Fight Animal, Plant Pathogens

Sizzling bacon, smoky pulled pork, mouthwatering barbecue ribs and even the holiday ham could disappear from meals if African swine fever virus ever made its way to the U.S. While the disease does not affect human health, it is nearly 100% fatal to pigs in less than two weeks and could cause billions of dollars in economic damages for U.S. producers. An outbreak would have lasting effects on the pork industry.

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