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E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.
Located in News / 2016 / June
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
Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping
Michelle Hernandez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, discusses e-cigarettes and vaping on the latest episode of "Conversations from the World of Allergy," a podcast from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / September 26
Jaspers Featured on NIEHS Podcast About E-Cigarettes and Teen Health
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, was featured as a guest expert on a NIEHS podcast about e-cigarettes and teenagers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 4
Jaspers, Clapp featured in NY Times for e-cigarette research
Researchers in lab of Ilona Jaspers, PhD, found that the common food additive cinnamaldehyde impaired cilia -- the hair-like structures on lung cells crucial for proper respiratory function.
Located in News / 2018 / June
Making it Personal: Cannefax Featured as Massey Award Winner
Massey Award winner Julie Cannefax takes care of business and nurtures students for the curriculum in toxicology and environmental medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?
UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes
Located in News / 2016 / February
Rebuli wins 2020 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award
Meghan E. Rebuli, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Curriculum in Toxicology & Environmental Medicine and the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, has been awarded the 2020 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award by the Society of Toxicology for outstanding work in the field of toxicology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / December 19
SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School
Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students around the university with awards celebrating their work.
Located in News / 2019 / March
The Burn Microbiome
UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.
Located in News / 2015 / December