Topic List : Chronic Disease
First possible drug treatment for lymphedema
Collaboration between two Stanford labs has resulted in the discovery of a molecular cause for lymphedema and the first possible drug treatment for it.
Testing new insulin delivery systems for kids
Researchers at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are testing easier ways for younger children with Type 1 diabetes to get the doses of insulin they need.
Insulin resistance, tired mice
Shutting off a gene implicated in insulin resistance leads to damaged mitochondria and decreased exercise capacity in mice.
Podcast: A conversation with Laura Hillenbrand
Author Laura Hillenbrand discusses her illness, her newfound strengths and how she is leaving frailty behind.
Tackling China’s rising chronic disease burden
A graduate seminar in Beijing brought together students from Stanford and China to consider solutions to China’s growing problems of cancer, stroke and heart disease.
How age affects pancreatic function
A Stanford-led national collaboration to procure and analyze human pancreatic tissue from deceased donors illustrates how the organ’s function changes as we age, and could point the way toward new diabetes treatments.
Hamad on neighborhoods and health
The Stanford researcher co-authored a new study showing that refugees assigned to the most deprived Swedish neighborhoods were 15 to 30 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
New compounds may combat Lyme disease
Researchers have discovered drugs with the potential to eliminate the Lyme disease-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi at the onset of infection.
For diabetes educator, work is personal
Anna Simos, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 15, has devoted her career to the preventing the disease and caring for those who have it.
New tool for doctors tracking glucose readings
Rajiv Kumar began piloting HealthKit in March with 10 patients to assess its ability to track blood-sugar levels.