UNC Health Care

Category: Digestive Health

Scott Vu (courtesy of NC State)

December 14, 2015

The Power of Proteins

Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.

Gastroenterology, Studies

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From top left: Nancy Allbritton

October 9, 2015

NC researchers awarded $5.3 million to develop novel gut-on-a-chip ...

Scientists from the UNC / NC State joint biomedical engineering department are creating a new kind of research tool that will be nearly indistinguishable from the human gastrointestinal tract.

Awards, Gastroenterology, Research, Technology, Treatment

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Ian Carroll

October 5, 2015

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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Cynthia M. Bulik

August 19, 2015

New study to explore possible links between gut bacteria and eating...

UNC’s part in the study is led by Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, a Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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UNC Chapel

July 30, 2015

Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cance...

Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.

Cancer, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Research, Treatment

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Dr. Michael Kappelman

April 24, 2015

Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.

Awards, Digestive Health, Research

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Scott Magness

March 30, 2015

UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.

Gastroenterology, Studies

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Andrea Azcarate-Peril

February 5, 2015

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food

A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes

Gastroenterology, Pregnancy

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Evan S. Dellon

July 18, 2014

Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Should Consider a Diet Change

By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.

Gastroenterology, Health, Wellness

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UNC Chapel

January 10, 2013

Expected decline in liver transplants due to lower quality donor liver

A study led by Eric S. Orman, MD, published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Liver Transplantation, found that the non-use of donor livers climbed through 2010 due to a worsening of donor liver quality, primarily from donation following cardiac death.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Studies, Transplants

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