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A Grand Opening
With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / March
UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospitalizations
The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / April
Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms
The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / June
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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / July
UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.25 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / October
Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial
William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / December
UNC's Fischer one of 'the ones who answered the call'
TIME magazine selected Ebola Fighters as their Person of the Year 2014. We are proud that William A. Fischer II, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine was one of "the ones who answered the call."
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / December
UNC partners with FDA, NIH to create Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science
Research from new programs to inform potential tobacco regulatory activities
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2013 / September
Egan spearheads groundbreaking clinical trial for lung donation
A successful clinical trial could increase the pool of available donated lungs for thousands of patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2013 / November
Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis
The discovery by an international team of researchers offers the possibility of developing therapies to intervene in utero. Some of these genes may influence disease in other cystic fibrosis-affected organs.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2012 / April