Health & Wellness
Thu, 08/22/2013 — As the inventor of Superflab, a medical device used in radiology clinics across the country, Gene Feaster made a lasting improvement in the field of health care. As a University of Kansas alumnus who has made a $2 million gift to establish a...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Of Kansas Department Of Molecular Biosciences welcomes Dr. Peter A. Jones to present “The Cancer Epigenome” at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Jones will present the 30th John C. Davis Memorial Lecture. He has spent a career uncovering the basic mechanisms of DNA methylation and the role this process plays in cancer. His laboratory discovered how the compound, 5-azacytidine, can induce changes in gene expression and acts as a powerful DNA methylation inhibitor. Jones’ collaborative research has led to delineating molecular pathways in the development of

Mon, 08/19/2013 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientists Nancy Brady and Kandace Fleming, collaborating with Connie Kasari of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Training, has been funded to continue the development of the Communications...

Tue, 08/13/2013 — University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of...

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Children who were exposed to HIV in the womb whose mothers received anti-HIV medications during pregnancy were no more likely to show language delays by age 2 than HIV-exposed children whose mothers were not treated during pregnancy, according...

Mon, 08/12/2013 — Frank Zilm, the Department of Architecture’s Chester Dean Lecturer, and Vincent Cunigan, Homewood, Ill., recently put their health care design expertise to work in Bomet, Kenya. In June Zilm and Cunigan journeyed to Tenwek Hospital, a...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — The National Institute of Health’s Center for Scientific Review has appointed Thomas Prisinzano, chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, chairperson of the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System Study...

Tue, 08/06/2013 — As the economy pulls out of a recession, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is adding complementary degree programs in environmental assessment and exercise science, in response to new Kansas City-area job opportunities in those...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities to promote technology designed to provide mothers quick access to essential health information. Communities will use the...

Mon, 07/29/2013 — University of Kansas researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use an iPad voice output app to determine whether the technology can improve the deficits in communication, social reciprocity and play skills typical...

Thu, 07/18/2013 — A $10 million estate gift from Stata Norton Ringle and David Ringle will create scholarships for students in the University of Kansas Medical Center’s School of Health Professions and provide support for libraries at the medical center and on...

Mon, 07/15/2013 — A new device created by two recent graduates from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is leading to increased satisfaction and productivity for a group of workers at a Lawrence nonprofit organization that provides job opportunities...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — Three faculty members at the University of Kansas Medical Center have been selected to receive the 2013 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding classroom teaching. Winners are selected by a committee of faculty...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — For the second consecutive year and the third time in four years, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $25 million in NIH...

Tue, 06/25/2013 — Forging new connections for the University of Kansas in the Caribbean, two Kansas Biological Survey scientists spent a week in Haiti this past May gathering data on one of the country’s lakes, as well as several streams, and teaching water...

Thu, 06/20/2013 — The American Psychological Association has named Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas, the 2013 recipient of its Edgar Doll Award.  The annual...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, has awarded $25,000 in the Spring 2013 round of its Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Led by Brent Metz, anthropology, and Jodi Gentry,...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — This summer, 33 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards to support their research projects. “In many disciplines, summer has traditionally been a great time for students to spend time working on a research...


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