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Stem Cell Treatment for Diabetes

Researchers at CU Barbara Davis Center hope that someday Type 1 diabetes can be prevented or controlled with stem cell injections.

The Last Incurable Childhood Cancer

CU students and faculty are trying to find a treatment for an aggressive brain stem tumor that is considered to be the last incurable pediatric cancer.

More In U.S. Work Through Cancer

Americans commonly continue working after a cancer diagnosis partly because they need health insurance but also because of improvements in cancer care.

Gender Differences Found in Exercise Effect

Male rats lose weight when they exercise. Female rats don't. The difference underscores why research needs to include both genders, a CU researcher says.

Patients Hurt by Bad Communications

Communication breakdowns between home health care teams and physicians hurt a vulnerable patient population, a CU researcher says.

Success with Alzheimer's Drug

CU researchers say the drug Leukine improved cognition in people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease in safety trials.

Immune Tolerance May Aid HIV

CU researchers found the process protecting the body from autoimmune disease may also prevent it from creating antibodies against HIV-1.

Extreme Athletes Should Avoid Ibuprofen

Ultramarathoners risk acute kidney injury if they take the painkiller ibuprofen, researchers from CU and other institutions say.

Glaucoma Treatment Evolves

A CU physician says treatment using eye drops for glaucoma will probably be replaced in some cases with surgery in the next few years.

Vitamin D Linked to Diseases

Vitamin D deficits are linked to many diseases including cancer and diabetes, a CU researcher says. Unfortunately most Americans have low D levels.

Zika Research on Children

CU researchers will join a team of investigators examining the clinical outcomes of children in Guatemala infected with the Zika virus after being born, focusing on long-term brain development.

AI for ER

A virtual lab using big data, artificial intelligence and best practices will revolutionize patient care at University of Colorado Health.

Diabetes, Celiac Discoveries

CU researchers are finding that one in 30 children in an autoimmune screening program are testing positive for early type 1 diabetes and/or celiac disease.

Seniors Are Safe Drivers

Seniors are some of the safest drivers on the road, but a CU researcher says they don't get credit for it.

The Celiac Surge

A CU researcher documented a sudden increase in celiac disease nationally. Since then scientists have been trying to home in on the cause.