translational medicine http://kcur.org en What Is Translational Medicine? http://kcur.org/post/what-translational-medicine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On November 5, Jackson County voters will decide whether to fund a translational medicine institute. A proposed half-cent sales tax would raise $800 million over the next 20 years to be divided among Children’s Mercy Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.</span></p><p>Ten percent of the $800 million and 20 percent of profits the program generates would fund local public health initiatives.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:24:46 +0000 Alex Smith 45973 at http://kcur.org What Is Translational Medicine? Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County? http://kcur.org/post/translational-medicine-too-taxing-jackson-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson County voters head to the polls on November 5 to vote on a 1/2 cent sales tax increase to fund a translational medicine institute.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first part of Tuesday's </span><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Up to Date</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a proponent and opponent of the tax meet in our studios to debate the controversial proposal, including how county residents will actually benefit from the project.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:22:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45911 at http://kcur.org Is Translational Medicine Too Taxing For Jackson County? Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? http://kcur.org/post/hall-family-foundation-75-million-pledge-passion-causeor-bribe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, the Hall Family Foundation announced that it was pledging $75 million to Children's Mercy Hospital for build a translational medicine research building on Children's Mercy's campus on Hospital Hill.</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:47:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 43117 at http://kcur.org Hall Family Foundation $75 Million Pledge: Passion For Cause...Or Bribe? Hall Family Foundation To Give $75M To Children's Mercy, Maybe http://kcur.org/post/hall-family-foundation-give-75m-childrens-mercy-maybe <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Hall Family Foundation is pledging $75 million to build a research building at Children’s Mercy Hospital, but only if Jackson County voters pass a half-cent medical research sales tax.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="line-height: 19px;">At the hospital Wednesday, foundation president Bill Hall said the tax offers Kansas City a big opportunity.</span></font></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:30:14 +0000 Maria Carter 43068 at http://kcur.org Hall Family Foundation To Give $75M To Children's Mercy, Maybe Area Health Institutions Attempt Translational Medicine Center http://kcur.org/post/area-health-institutions-attempt-translational-medicine-center <div>The Jackson County Legislature voted Monday to place a 20-year, half-cent sales tax measure on the November 5&nbsp;ballot.<p></p><p>Aimed at boosting economic development and funding research, supporters call it a game-changer for Kansas City, a way to bolster the area's claim as a hub of life science research. Opponents haven't galvanized, at least in a visible way. But lots of questions are being raised.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:08:15 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 42610 at http://kcur.org Area Health Institutions Attempt Translational Medicine Center Researchers Find Faster Ways To Diagnose Genetic Diseases http://kcur.org/post/researchers-find-faster-ways-diagnose-genetic-diseases <p>Researchers in Kansas City may have developed a way to speed up the diagnosis of critically ill infants with genetic diseases.</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:15:12 +0000 Elana Gordon 25513 at http://kcur.org Researchers Find Faster Ways To Diagnose Genetic Diseases