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CU School of Medicine Researcher Brews Up Study on Coffee’s Effects on Acute Kidney Injury

Can drinking coffee help stave off acute kidney injury? Potentially, says Kalie Tommerdahl, MD.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 23, 2022
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CU School of Medicine a Site for Major Diabetes Medication Trial 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was one of 36 study sites for a clinical trial that shows that diabetes drugs liraglutide and insulin glargine, when taken with metformin, allow patients to achieve and maintain their target blood levels for a longer time compared to two other commonly used diabetes medications.  

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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Physical Activity Coaching Shows Benefits for People with Type 2 Diabetes

For some people with type 2 diabetes, the E word can evoke dread: exercise.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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CU Researchers Identify New Method for Stimulating Signaling to Improve Metabolic Health and Possibly Treat Obesity

Following up on a 2018 study that identified an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) as a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published new research that finds HDAC11 regulates G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs).

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Planting the SEEDS to Connect Diabetes Patients With Devices That Help Them Manage Their Disease

As a nurse, researcher, and educator at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for the past 17 years, Laurel Messer, PhD, has conducted clinical trials that brought devices to market to help diabetes patients monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 15, 2021
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Research Finds Breath Ketone Analyzers May Detect Ketosis in People with Type I Diabetes

For people with type I diabetes, a build-up of blood acids called ketones can lead to a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin to break down glucose, its usual energy source, and can lead to diabetic coma or even death.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Q&A: First Cases of Encephalomyelitis from Monkeypox Infection

news outletLaboratory Equipment
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2022
In rare cases, monkeypox infection can cause encephalomyelitis, or inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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Kaiser Health News

Formula May Be Right for Infants, but Experts Warn That Toddlers Don’t Need It

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Publish DateSeptember 21, 2022

Formulas for toddlers are a burgeoning business in the United States: Sales of the drinks more than doubled in recent years as companies convinced parents that their little ones needed the liquid boost.

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Washington Post

A potential connection between dementia and air pollution

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Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

In the past decade, a growing body of research has shown that air pollution harms older adults’ brains, contributing to cognitive decline and dementia. What hasn’t been clear is whether improving air quality would benefit brain health.

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Doctors say get your flu shot early this year

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Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

Flu cases are already popping up at area hospitals, and doctors said they expect the season to peak early this year.

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