• Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks

    Study of natural disaster in Ecuador showed 12-fold increase in Zika cases

    Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    October 12, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Researchers study patient-centered model for diabetes group care

    $4.76 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

    A team of investigators from the University of Colorado School of Medicine Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS), Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver Health & Hospital Authority and Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland has been approved for a $4.76 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study diabetes shared medical appointments, also called group visits.… Full Story

    October 2, 2017
    Nathan Gill
  • New oral diabetes drug shows promise

    Sotagliflozin may improve glucose control without weight gain or increase in severe hypoglycemia

    A University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus study finds sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes.… Full Story

    September 13, 2017
    Nathan Gill
  • Jankowski awarded NIH funding for bone density study

    Project to test exercise and a hormone therapy for older women

    Approximately 46 percent (21 million) of older women in the United States have low bone mass, a condition that increases the risk of fracture, disability, and death, but may also be reversible.… Full Story

    September 12, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    Kathy Jankowski, CU College of Nursing
  • Creosote bush could treat Giardia and `brain-eating' amoebas

    Used in Native American healing, some compounds in pungent plant stronger than pharmaceutical

    Compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic properties against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri), according to researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz and UC San Diego.… Full Story

    August 16, 2017
    David Kelly
    Creosote Larrea tridentata
  • Small cash incentives can encourage primary care visits

    They reduce emergency department use and improve patient care while lowering long-term costs

    An economic experiment to inform policymakers considering Medicaid expansion shows small cash incentives to low-income people with new health care coverage can promote primary care visits that may significantly reduce costs overall.… Full Story

    August 7, 2017
    Nathan Gill
    health money
  • Major communication gaps between doctors and home health care nurses

    CU Anschutz researchers say this may contribute to errors and hospital readmission

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found serious gaps in communication between physicians and home health care agencies (HHC) responsible for caring for often elderly patients discharged from hospitals.… Full Story

    July 19, 2017
    David Kelly
  • Immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus

    Findings could help develop a vaccine for the virus that causes AIDS

    Researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies.… Full Story

    July 12, 2017
    David Kelly