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The Rare Diseases Network podcast featured work from the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC) and a paper on primary ciliary dyskinesia published by researchers in the UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Senior author is Adam Kimple, MD, PhD.

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an inherited condition in which mucociliary clearance of the lungs is impaired, leading to accumulation of harmful particles and pathogens trapped within mucus. In addition to lung disease, this results in chronic rhinosinusitis, where the lining of the sinuses becomes swollen, creates extra mucus, and interferes with drainage.

Read more and listen to research results from a study completed at the UNC School of Medicine.