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Tag: Cystic Fibrosis

Electron microscopy of large

March 23, 2017

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.

Gastroenterology, Genetics, Research

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Carla Ribeiro

January 12, 2016

Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibr...

New research findings from the UNC School of Medicine add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis research community.

Genetics, Research

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Illustration of lungs with DNA helixes.

September 29, 2015

Five genetic regions implicated in cystic fibrosis severity

An international consortium of researchers conducted the largest-ever CF genome-wide analysis to find new therapeutic targets.

Genetics, Research

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Wanda O'Neal

February 23, 2015

Researchers pin down genetic pathways linked to CF disease severity

New findings from the UNC School of Medicine may shed light on why cystic fibrosis patients with the same genetic mutation can have different disease severity and may react differently to medications

Genetics, Research

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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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