Topic List : Chronic Disease
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.
Using Apple HealthKit to care for patients with Type 1 diabetes
Rajiv Kumar began piloting HealthKit in March with 10 patients to assess its ability to track blood-sugar levels.
Drug prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice
A compound that blocks the synthesis of hyaluronan, a substance generally found in in all body tissue, protected mice from getting Type 1 diabetes. The compound is already approved in Europe and Asia for the treatment of gallbladder disease.
Iron-containing inflammatory cells seen in Alzheimer’s brains
Using high-field MRI technology and staining techniques, scientists have located inflamed, iron-containing scavenger cells in a memory-formation structure in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients who died.
Cystic fibrosis deadlier for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients
In California, Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis were three times as likely to die from the disease as their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite similar access to specialty care, a new study shows.
Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes
Researchers have invented a cheap, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes that could speed up diagnosis and enable studies of how the disease develops.
5 Questions: Sanjay Basu on preventing chronic illness in developing nations
Rosenkranz prize winner Sanjay Basu uses mathematical models, statistics and data analysis to battle chronic disease in the developing world.
For slumbering diabetics, a way to detect low blood sugar and stop insulin delivery
New research could soon make it easier for people with type-1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep, says a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist who led the study.
Maintaining normal, active lives for family affected by diabetes
The Bergh household, with five children under age 11, is an unusually hectic place.
Researchers' new test for cystic fibrosis may lead to more treatments
Treatments for cystic fibrosis may be faster to develop with the use of a new test created by Stanford researchers.