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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
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
Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways
New UNC School of Medicine research led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, and Carla Ribeiro, PhD, suggests that cystic fibrosis drugs used to correct the faulty CFTR protein would work better when the patients’ airways are inflamed.
Located in News / 2018 / October
The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments
University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.
Located in News / 2017 / March
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
New Islet Cell Transplant Program, First in North Carolina, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option
The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, is helping patients improve their quality of life by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotic pain medications, while preventing brittle diabetes.
Located in News / 2018 / May
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
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