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Join us Wednesday for a Google+ hangout with Dr. William E. Whitehead
UNC Health Care's first-ever Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, will preview the Expert Update on Treatments for Functional GI Disorders taking place this weekend.
Located in News / 2012 / June
Milk thistle, taken by many people for liver disease, ineffective as treatment for hepatitis C
A new multicenter trial finds that taking silymarin (milk thistle) has no effect on serum ALT or levels of the hepatitis C virus in people with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Located in News / 2012 / July
UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer
The study was led by Christian Jobin, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2012 / August
Rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
Two studies, conducted in part at the UNC School of Medicine, found that the benefits of treatment with rifaximin persisted for 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Located in News / 2011 / January
Duke, UNC study: Light is accurate way to identify pre-cancerous cells in esophagus
A device developed by biomedical engineers at Duke University and successfully tested on patients during a clinical trial led by UNC-Chapel Hill holds the promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients suspected of having Barrett’s esophagus.
Located in News / 2011 / January
UNC research highlights at 2011 Digestive Disease Week
Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
Located in News / 2011 / May
24-week hepatitis C treatment as effective as 48-week treatment
A new study, conducted in part at UNC, finds that a 24-week triple medication treatment course for hepatitis C is just as effective as a 48-week regimen.
Located in News / 2011 / September
Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness
The study of more than 50,000 adults ages 18 and older provides new molecular evidence that 11 DNA regions in the human genome have strong association with these diseases, including six regions not previously observed.
Located in News / 2011 / September
UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network
Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, will co-direct Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) projects.
Located in News / 2011 / October