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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
McAllister Heart Inst. presents: Jeff Holmes, MD, PhD, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering & Medicine at the University of Virginia
Seminar Title: “Scar Formation After Myocardial Infarction: What Happens, Why does it Matter, and What Can We Do about It?
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Nov. 9
UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma
Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Study shows meetings with palliative care clinicians offer no additional benefit to caretakers of chronically critically ill patients
The research published in JAMA also found that ICU clinicians provided adequate communication, information.
Located in News / 2016 / July
A "Fitbit" For Better Lung Function
Two UNC School of Medicine students team up with peers at Duke and NC State to create a device to help COPD patients improve lung function, track their health, and provide data for doctors.
Located in News / 2015 / October
A Lifelong Mission
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
Located in News / 2015 / September
Five genetic regions implicated in cystic fibrosis severity
An international consortium of researchers conducted the largest-ever CF genome-wide analysis to find new therapeutic targets.
Located in News / 2015 / September
UNC Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
Located in News / 2015 / September
The Family Disease
Cystic fibrosis took five of her siblings at a young age. Now, Wanda O’Neal, PhD, is part of a team of UNC researchers searching for reasons why. Their latest work has provided new insights that will help unravel why a sixth sibling with CF is living a productive life as he turns 50.
Located in News / 2015 / April
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