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Category: Cystic Fibrosis

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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Lung Spheroid Cells

August 4, 2017

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potentially powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.

COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, News, Publications, Pulmonology, Research

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February 28, 2017

Graham’s Transplant Story Garners Statewide Attention

On Feb. 14—National Organ Donor Day—we published a video featuring Howell Graham. In 1990, Graham was the first UNC Hospitals patient with Cystic Fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Now, he’s the longest living lung transplant recipient in the United States.

Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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Scott Donaldson

October 28, 2014

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

Awards, Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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July 23, 2014

UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, o...

The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.

Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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Mehmet Kesimer

June 2, 2014

Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.

Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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Newborn caressed by woman’s hands. Credit: National Library of Medicine

April 2, 2012

Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cyst...

The discovery by an international team of researchers offers the possibility of developing therapies to intervene in utero. Some of these genes may influence disease in other cystic fibrosis-affected organs.

Cystic Fibrosis, Genetics, Research

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March 20, 2012

Luella Love: New Lungs for a New Life

A 48-year-old Concord woman receives a double-lung transplant, giving her a second chance at life, a life her mother had been told wouldn’t exceed her daughter’s entry to kindergarten.

Cystic Fibrosis, Transplants, UNC Stories

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Scott Johnson

July 13, 2011

When cystic fibrosis patients grow up

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis usually died before they reached school age. Thanks to improved treatments, many patients now survive for decades, changing the ways that their doctors care for them.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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Wesley Telsrow

December 15, 2010

Family House Diaries – Wesley Telsrow: Radiating a Gratitude ...

A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.

Chronic Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, UNC Stories

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