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Category: Asthma

Boy using an asthma inhaler in the park

November 13, 2017

Can Asthma Be Controlled with a Vitamin Supplement?

Can asthma be controlled with vitamin E? It depends on the type, researchers say.

Asthma, Health, Research

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September 11, 2017

UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new...

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Grants, Innovation, News, Pulmonology

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Robert Tarran

February 6, 2017

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.

Asthma, Research

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Mehmet Kesimer

October 10, 2016

Researchers show how allergic responses, build up of specific prote...

UNC scientist Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, helps medical colleagues figure out why airborne allergens can cause asthma symptoms in some people but not others. His work implicates an important protein in mucus -- MUC5AC.

Asthma, Research

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