Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): A Less Invasive Achalasia Treatment
UNC center one of few in region to specialize in peroral endoscopic myotomy, or POEM, to treat esophageal disorder
The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic f...
University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.
‘Good’ bacteria is possible solution for unchecked infl...
In a study published in journal Nature Immunology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, describe how inflammation can go unchecked in the absence of a certain inflammation inhibitor called NLRP12. In a harmful feedback loop, this inflammation can upset the balance of bacteria living in the gut. Beneficial bacterial may be the key to reversing inflammation in the absence of this key regulator.
Are prebiotics the answer for lactose intolerance?
New research led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State University demonstrates the effectiveness of using prebiotics to change the composition of the gut microbiome of those suffering from lactose intolerance.