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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 Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2011 / October
Abused children more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2010 / March
Biofeedback more effective than EGS and massage for chronic rectal pain
Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2010 / March
UNC study: Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2010 / May
UNC study: Mast cell tryptase test may aid in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis
A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2010 / May
Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best
UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2010 / July