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Promising Vaccine Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes Extended to Humans

March 23, 2015

A molecule that prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice has provoked an immune response in human cells, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. The findings suggest that a mutated insulin fragment could be used to prevent Type 1 diabetes in humans.

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Philippa Marrack, PhD, Elected to National Women’s Hall of Fame

March 10, 2015

Philippa Marrack, PhD, has been elected to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her many discoveries about T cells, a vitally important element of the immune system.

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Male Smokers at Higher Risk than Females for Osteoporosis, Fractures

March 5, 2015

In a large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae.

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Beaux Arts Ball Raises $1.9 Million to Benefit National Jewish Health

February 26, 2015

The 2015 Beaux Arts Ball, presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation, raised more than $1.9 million to support National Jewish Health.

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National Jewish Health To Study Marijuana and Sleep

February 23, 2015

“There is almost no reliable scientific knowledge about how marijuana is used for sleep disorders and if it is effective,” said Dr. Bowler, professor of medicine at National Jewish Health. “We expect this study to fill a significant gap in our knowledge about marijuana use and effects.”

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Mount Sinai—National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Host IPF Meetings

February 20, 2015

The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute will host the successful education program “Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis” in the greater New York City area.

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Four Prominent Couples Honored at Beaux Arts Ball

February 19, 2015

Lindsey and Stanton Dodge, Dianne Eddolls and Glenn Jones, Elaine and Noel Ginsburg, and Elaine and Kevin Kauffman will be Grand Marshals Feb. 21, 2015, at A Wickedly Beaux Arts Ball, which will raise funds to support research, care and education at National Jewish Health.

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A Wickedly Beaux Arts Ball Will Land in Denver February 21

February 12, 2015

A Wickedly Beaux Arts Ball will feature witches, wands and magic while benefiting National Jewish Health on February 21, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. 

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Diabetes Drug Spurs Host Defense

February 11, 2015

Pioglitazone, a medication approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes, can help bypass genetic defects in chronic granulomatous disease to help white blood cells fight bacterial infections, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. 

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Morgridge Academy Students Publish Book

February 9, 2015

As part of a class assignment, 13 middle school students from Morgridge Academy for chronically ill students on the campus of National Jewish Health were asked to write a story that defines who they are. Their stories exploring medical, societal and personal challenges, as well as goals and dreams, have been published in a book, “Everything is a Song: Our Stories.”

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