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Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence. William E. Whitehead, PhD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology, is one of four principal investigators.

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UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states

The labs of John Riordan at the UNC School of Medicine and James Chen at Oregon Health & Science University published detailed cryo-electron microscopic analysis of the CFTR protein to gain insights into why a faulty chloride channel leads to serious disease.

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Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested different ways of increasing screening for colorectal cancer. Their analysis identified three approaches as being the most effective.

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New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

New NC-Based Study to Advance Research Through Free and Expanded Newborn Screening

Cynthia M. Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is Early Check Lead Investigator for the team from UNC.

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