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UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds
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.
Located in News / 2017 / September
New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment
In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique developed in the lab of Martina Gentzsch, PhD, shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibrosis
New research findings from the UNC School of Medicine add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis research community.
Located in News / 2016 / January
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
Located in News / 2015 / February
The Family Disease
Cystic fibrosis took five of her siblings at a young age. Now, Wanda O’Neal, PhD, is part of a team of UNC researchers searching for reasons why. Their latest work has provided new insights that will help unravel why a sixth sibling with CF is living a productive life as he turns 50.
Located in News / 2015 / 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
UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies
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.
Located in News / 2014 / July
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.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Students go silent for cystic fibrosis effort
Sister of former UNC Children's patient organizes social media campaign to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis following her sister's loss to the disease.
Located in UNC Children's News / News