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Tag: Pulmonary

Robert Tarran

February 6, 2017

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.

Asthma, Research

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Shannon Carson

July 20, 2016

Study shows meetings with palliative care clinicians offer no addit...

The research published in JAMA also found that ICU clinicians provided adequate communication, information.

Caregivers, Chronic Illness

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UNC Chapel

October 21, 2015

A “Fitbit” For Better Lung Function

Two UNC School of Medicine students team up with peers at Duke and NC State to create a device to help COPD patients improve lung function, track their health, and provide data for doctors.

UNC Stories

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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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Scott Donaldson

September 23, 2015

UNC Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine: A Comprehensive ...

In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.

Cardiology, Research, Vascular Health

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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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December 22, 2014

UNC’s Fischer one of ‘the ones who answered the call...

TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014. We are proud that William A. Fischer II, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine was one of "the ones who answered the call."

Ebola

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Dr. Billy Fischer

December 16, 2014

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.

Clinical Trials

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Dr. Michael Knowles is principal investigator for the RDCRN.

October 8, 2014

UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Resear...

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.25 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).

Awards, Clinical Trials, 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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Mehmet Kesimer

June 2, 2014

Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.

Cystic Fibrosis, 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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