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2011-08-18 00:00:43

NextGen Group plc (AIM:NGG) is pleased to announce that its US-subsidiary NextGen Sciences Inc, has been contracted by investigators at the NIMH-funded Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to utilize their innovative and sensitive csfdiscovery43 assay to examine biomarkers in CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) associated with neuroAIDS. The csfdiscovery43 assay simultaneously measures 43 human CSF proteins that are thought to...

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2011-05-04 09:25:00

The human eye long ago solved a problem common to both digital and film cameras: how to get good contrast in an image while also capturing faint detail. Nearly 50 years ago, physiologists described the retina's tricks for improving contrast and sharpening edges, but new experiments by neurobiologists at University of California, Berkeley and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha show how the eye achieves this without sacrificing shadow detail. These details will be published next...

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2010-06-10 08:09:18

Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have created a three-dimensional picture of an important protein that is involved in how HIV -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- is produced inside human cells. The picture may help researchers design drugs that can prevent HIV from reproducing. The research team, led by David Price, Ph.D., UI professor of biochemistry, and Tahir Tahirov, Ph.D., professor of structural biology at...

2009-08-27 16:57:03

 A new candidate gene for Specific Language Impairment has been identified by a research team directed by Mabel Rice at the University of Kansas, in collaboration with Shelley Smith, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Javier Gayán of Neocodex, Seville, Spain. The finding, reported in the current issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, was discovered by examining genes previously identified as candidate genes for reading impairments or speech sound disorders....

2008-09-23 15:00:34

BOSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Protection, (IHP), the premier national organization designed to turn evidence-based healthcare knowledge into everyday practice, today announced the launch of the Advanced Practice Certificate: Hemophilia Nurse Assessment-Based Certificate Program. This program is accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and is funded through an educational grant from Bayer Healthcare. The goal of the hemophilia program is to...

2008-06-29 06:02:41

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 29--WASHINGTON -- Millions of dollars in federal funds would flow to health and education projects in Nebraska and Iowa under a spending bill approved last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The so-called earmarked projects were released by Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, both members of the committee. The largest of the $2.8 million in Nebraska earmarks would provide $800,000 to Tabitha Health Care Services...

2007-11-26 12:01:01

The Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC Physicians and UnitedHealthcare, and its affiliate, United Resource Networks, have signed new multi-year agreements. The new agreements, effective Dec. 1, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008 (The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC Physicians, respectively), enable UnitedHealthcare commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plan participants uninterrupted access to affordable, quality health care. "The agreements with The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC Physicians...

2006-12-09 06:00:24

By Michael Kelly, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 9--From the notebook: --Penguins can't fly, but the urban legend about them has again taken flight. The story this week was that a child took home to Des Moines a small penguin from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. In the family car, the boy had talked about having a "new friend." The parents thought nothing of it because he often spoke of imaginary friends. When they arrived home, the parents were shocked to discover a small penguin in a...