UNC Health Talk

Category: Chronic Illness

Image source: Chen Lab

February 22, 2013

UNC researchers discover the underlying mechanisms behind chronic i...

A team lead by Xian Chen of UNC mapped the complex interactions of proteins that control inflammation at the molecular level.

Chronic Illness, Research

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Ned Sharpless

September 19, 2012

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Genetics researchers at the UNC School of Medicine now have shown definitively that a small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number and variety of diseases.

Chronic Illness, Genome, Research, Senior Health

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Stefanie Sarantopoulos

August 16, 2012

B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease

A team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows in the laboratory that B cells from patients with chronic GVHD are much more active than cells from patients without the disease.

Cancer, Chronic Illness, Oncology, Research, Treatment

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June 20, 2012

Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal

A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.

Chronic Illness, Treatment, UNC Stories

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Sarah Bouchard

May 7, 2012

Coping with a Chronic Illness

Post by Sarah Bouchard - Waking up groggy from my very first colonoscopy in November 2000, all I could think about was eating some real food. A few minutes later, my doctor informed my mother and I of the news ...

Chronic Illness

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Leigh Callahan

February 1, 2012

Two UNC faculty co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic i...

The IOM’s report authorship committee of health professionals and internationally recognized experts included UNC professors Leigh Callahan, PhD and Russell Harris MD, MPH.

Chronic Illness, Publications, Studies

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UNC Chapel

January 23, 2012

Diets high in fiber won’t protect against diverticulosis

For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall.

Chronic Illness, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Wellness

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A high-content screen with mouse primary cortical neurons identified several topoisomerase I and II inhibitors (white flurries covering pink neuron) that unsilence the paternal copy of Ube3a. Illustration by Janet Iwasa.

December 21, 2011

UNC study could lead to a treatment for Angelman syndrome

An interdisciplinary team of UNC scientists say they have found a way to “awaken” the paternal allele of Ube3a, which could lead to a potential treatment strategy for AS. Their results were published online by the journal Nature.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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Brittany and Chuck Pope

December 19, 2011

Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness

A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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Chuck and Brittany Pope with their son

December 19, 2011

Serious illness can be a great teacher

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the couple featured in the latest installment.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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