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Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / April
UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health
UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / March
A Single-Cell Breakthrough
UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / March
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
A close examination of gut bacteria reveals that exclusively breastfed babies are better equipped for the transition to solids and potentially an early life with fewer stomach woes
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2015 / February
Rutala and Weber publish editorial in JAMA
William A. Rutala, PhD, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, and David J. Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, discuss disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes in the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assocation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Oct. 9
UNC to participate in new NIH-funded network on eosinophilic disorders
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, will lead UNC’s role in the new consortium.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / October
Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Should Consider a Diet Change
By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2014 / July
Baron named director of advanced therapeutic endoscopy
The UNC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology welcomes Todd Baron, MD, a nationally known advanced endoscopist. Dr. Baron comes to UNC from the Mayo Clinic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 10
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Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids
William
William, born with a rare congenital condition called Hirschsprung disease, was transferred to UNC Hospitals within days of birth for specialized surgery to repair his colon. The surgery saved his life. Now 11 and experiencing recurrent problems, William is once again under expert care at UNC, this time in the "new" children's hospital. This is William’s story.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids