CU’s Robert Eckel has spent his career studying lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, with the twin goals of reducing obesity and preventing heart disease.
“A lot of these kinase inhibitors inhibit a lot more than what they’re supposed to inhibit….Our approach centers on exploiting the promiscuity of these drugs, the ‘drug spillover’,” said Aik Choon Tan
Targeted therapies attack a cancer’s genetic sensitivities. However, it can be difficult to discover the genetics driving a patient’s cancer, and the effects of drugs designed to target a genetic abnormality often go beyond their intended target alone
CU’s Margaret Wierman: “There’s a spectrum of what’s normal with each ethnicity, of course…So what’s normal, hair-wise, for you might not be normal for someone of a different ethnic background.”
“It can be deadly, and certainly in younger children, especially children under the age of 1, who usually aren’t able to get vaccinated yet,” said Michelle Barron, Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.
Jean Kutner, professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine, discusses palliative care and explains how she would handle a conversation with a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient.
The American and Colorado psychiatric associations do not support it, said board member Ray Estacio, an internist at Denver Health and associate professor in medicine at the University of Colorado.
David Beckham's lab research at the Anschutz Medical Campus’ Infectious Diseases Division focuses on the West Nile virus: “Our goal is to be able to find a specific drug that can stop injury process in the brain and reverse injury infection.”
AURORA, Colo. (June 18, 2015) – Peter Buttrick, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Division of Cardiology, has been named senior associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
CU pulmonologist Brian Graham: “When you have an enlarged blood vessel in the lung then you’re at risk of having a blood clot head up to the brain or bacteria head up to the brain and cause an infection or stroke.”
John Carroll, director of interventional cardiology at the CU School of Medicine, said his former patient quickly picked up on the intricacies of the complex system.
Cell Research Corporation, working with American stem cell research leader the University of Colorado, is starting trials to treat patients with diabetic wounds in the United States.
“Rodents, animals in the rodent family, are the reservoir and fleas that bite them can become infected and bite humans,” CU’s Michelle Barron, an infectious disease expert at the University of Colorado Hospital, told CBS News.
CU’s Ingrid Binswanger: “Given the substantial increase in fatal overdoses from pharmaceutical opioids in the United States in recent years, expanding access to naloxone is a promising option to prevent future deaths.”
“We have a designated space that would be sealed off from the rest of the hospital. A team would be called in and they’re available 24-7,” said CU’s Connie Price, Denver Health’s chief medical officer.