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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
Cystic Fibrosis Discovery: Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life
UNC School of Medicine scientists show that therapies to break up mucus in toddlers might offer the best route to a longer life for CF patients.
Located in News / 2018 / January
Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage
Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / April
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
Grateful for Every Breath
In 1990, Howell Graham was the first patient at UNC Hospitals with cystic fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Over the years he has tried several times, but couldn’t quite find the right words to say ‘thank you’ for the gift he received. Now, he says he’s finally ready.
Located in News / 2017 / February
Metabolomics Comes to UNC
A new resource helps researchers develop chemical signatures of health and disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Feb. 20
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
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
Nurse leads research study to reduce needle sticks
Bedside nurse Nicoletta Constantin’s empathy for her patients has her leading a first-of-its-kind, nursing led research study to investigate a potential means to decrease the number of needle sticks cystic fibrosis patients endure with each inpatient admission.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2013 / Issue 2
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