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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?
UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes
Located in News / 2016 / February
E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research
Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.
Located in News / 2018 / June
The Burn Microbiome
UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.
Located in News / 2015 / December
Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 4
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list
In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.
Located in News / 2018 / February