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UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders
UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes
Located in News / 2015 / February
A Single-Cell Breakthrough
UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health
UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.
Located in News / 2015 / April
Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal
This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award
Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
Located in News / 2015 / May
UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease
Their article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, explores the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to treating gallbladder disease – a condition that affects more than 25 million Americans.
Located in News / 2015 / July
Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa
Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.
Located in News / 2015 / September
Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Located in News / 2014 / March