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2009-01-07 11:04:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and The University of Kansas Cancer Center have announced a partnership to translate discoveries by LLS-funded researchers into Phase I clinical trials. Currently, The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KU Cancer Center) and its partner, Beckloff Associates Inc., are supporting two early stage projects of LLS-funded researchers at The University of Virginia and The University of...

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2008-12-23 13:15:00

A researcher at the University of Kansas has discovered a link between ancient spiders and their modern relatives. Scientists have often debated about the origin of the silk spiders use to spin webs, said Paul Selden, director of the Paleontological Institute at the Biodiversity Institute and professor of invertebrate paleontology at Kansas University. Selden discovered that what researchers had previously considered to have been web-spinning appendages located on the fossilized remains of...

2008-09-14 15:00:14

By ANNYSA JOHNSON Wauwatosa -- Barb Agnew remembers standing on this same spot on the Milwaukee County Grounds a few years ago, in the shade of this grand and verdant sycamore tree. She turned to the north, and there she saw them: hundreds of monarch butterflies, in a glorious cloud of orange and black, flitting up over the hill and into astand of trees. Not everyone who visits the Monarch Trail that Agnew has created on this expansive public land is treated to such a spectacular show....

2008-08-22 12:00:52

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas is "one of the premier college bargains in the United States," according to one of the oldest and most respected college guides. The "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2009" gives KU four stars for academics, social life and quality of life, lauding the university's honors program, as well as its campus -- "among the loveliest in the United States ." The guide singles out several fields as KU's "strongest programs": architecture and urban planning, business,...

2008-08-01 15:00:11

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Eileen McMenamin, Bipartisan Policy Center Director of Communications, +1-202-379-1633, emcmenamin@bipartisanpolicy.org Leaders Project on the State of American Health Care to Focus on Individual Responsibility and Rural Health WASHINGTON,Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Bob Dole will convene a landmark health care policy forum, titled, Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Supporting the Role of Individuals, at the Dole Institute of Politics in...

2008-06-24 06:03:01

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 24--Kansas health reform is down and so are a lot of the folks who expected major steps forward in Topeka this year. But Marcia Nielsen, executive director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, says it's not over yet. "We're coming back," Nielsen said last week. "Health reform is a multiyear process." Nielsen talked to The Star after the Health Policy Authority board held its annual retreat in Lawrence. Smarting from the dearth...

2008-06-20 06:00:37

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 20--The University of Kansas Hospital has implemented an electronic medical records system in its emergency department. The installation gives emergency room doctors access to information such as tests and medications patients have received at KU Hospital and at KU Med West in Shawnee. Pamela Ramsey, an emergency physician at KU Hospital, said the electronic system would improve patient safety. "The real advantage is, things can be...

2008-06-19 21:00:27

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 19--The University of Kansas Hospital has implemented an electronic medical record system in its emergency department. The installation gives emergency room doctors access to information such as tests and medications patients have received at KU Hospital and KU Med West in Shawnee. "There's no place where instant access to information is more important than in emergency or trauma care," said KU Hospital spokesman Dennis McCulloch....

2008-06-17 09:00:57

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Narrower. Deeper. That seems to be the trend in continuing education for many professionals who are returning to school for graduate degrees. Dennis Gagnon always wanted to go back to grad school _ probably to get an MBA. But when the right time came to enroll, he changed his mind. "Every profession has its niche knowledge," said Gagnon, the public relations officer for the Kansas City Public Works Department. "I thought it was much more beneficial to explore my niche...

2008-05-26 15:00:27

By Finn Bullers, The Kansas City Star, Mo. May 26--When 18-year-old Jason Young's mother called him with the good news, she began screaming. And when the Olathe North High School student arrived home, Michelle Young was crying. "She just couldn't believe it," he said. Jason Young is the first one in his family to go to college and one of five Kansas City area students to land a coveted Gates Millennium Scholarship. Two other scholars on the Kansas side of the area -- Nabeel...