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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.