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Category: Pulmonology

Robotic Lung

November 8, 2017

Lung Disease Patients Benefit from Robot-Assisted Procedures

Minimally invasive approach results in quicker recovery, less bleeding and a shorter stay in the hospital.

Lung Cancer, Pulmonology

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Animated Image of Lungs on a Treadmill

October 23, 2017

3 Habits for Healthy Lungs

If you want to avoid lung cancer, COPD and other lung diseases, here’s where to start.

Pulmonology, Tobacco

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Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly

October 11, 2017

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea – Is There a Difference?

Quiz yourself to find out if your night noises could indicate sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition

Pulmonology, Sleep

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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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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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September 1, 2017

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Tes...

A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick—the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Tobacco

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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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Richard Boucher

October 15, 2014

UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 milli...

The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.

Pulmonology, Research

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April 8, 2014

UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospita...

The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.

Genetics, Pulmonology, Research

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Nigel Mackman

April 1, 2013

Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some vi...

A study led by UNC researchers indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis.

Pulmonology, Studies

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