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Category: Chronic Illness

Red Muscle Fibers with TDP-43 Clumping in Green

July 29, 2017

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

ALS, Chronic Illness, News, Research

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Shannon Carson

July 20, 2016

Study shows meetings with palliative care clinicians offer no addit...

The research published in JAMA also found that ICU clinicians provided adequate communication, information.

Caregivers, Chronic Illness

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Maureen Su

November 13, 2014

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

Cancer, Chronic Illness, Physician Stories

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Miranda van Tilburg

March 14, 2014

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and c...

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Chronic Illness, Disability, Pain, Research

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Evan Dellon

December 16, 2013

Spurred by food allergies, two esophagus conditions stump doctors

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that two on-the-rise esophagus conditions are so similar that even a biopsy is not enough to distinguish one disease from the other.

Chronic Illness, Food Allergies, Research

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December 10, 2013

New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment

Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.

Chronic Illness, Genetics, Research

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Dr. Michael W. Fried of UNC is co-principal investigator of HCV-TARGET.

August 29, 2013

FDA, academia and industry team up to end hepatitis C

The Hepatitis C Therapeutic Registry and Research Network, or HCV-TARGET, is led jointly by investigators at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and University of Florida and is sponsored in part by multiple pharmaceutical companies.

Chronic Illness, Hepatitis C, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 2, 2013

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological b...

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

Chronic Illness, Neurology, Pain, Stress, Wellness

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