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UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant
The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.
Located in News / 2018 / December
Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage
Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / April
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.
Located in News / 2015 / September
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Scientists find gene linked to heightened mucus levels in lung disease
In lab experiments, UNC School of Medicine researchers showed that blocking the gene Bpifb1 led to a striking increase in the mucin protein MUC5B in mucus.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Cystic Fibrosis Discovery: Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life
UNC School of Medicine scientists show that therapies to break up mucus in toddlers might offer the best route to a longer life for CF patients.
Located in News / 2018 / January
Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Robert Tarran created a new screening technique to deduce the different toxicity levels of the more than 7,700 types of e-liquid flavors available to consumers.
Located in News / 2018 / March
The Heart of a Researcher
At the UNC School of Medicine, researchers come to their work through various paths. For Wanda O'Neal, PhD, her tireless dedication to researching cystic fibrosis and lung conditions was born from a very personal place -- a family with six kids with CF.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Are e-cigarettes ‘safer’ than regular cigarettes?
UNC School of Medicine researchers lead new study showing that e-cigarettes trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses in human airways.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Boucher Authors NEJM Review Article on ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease’
The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Richard Boucher, MD, that redefines four lung diseases into a broad grouping called ‘Muco-Obstructive Lung Diseases.’
Located in News / 2019 / May