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  • UNC School of Medicine Participating in $31-Million Asthma Study

    The UNC School of Medicine has been selected to participate in a new study to examine the comparative effectiveness of asthma treatments. The project will focus on which of two treatment types – inhaled steroids or specific antibiotics, alone or together – works best in different patients. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting more … Continued

  • Study Confirms Pathogenesis of EV-D68 Virus Causing Polio-like Paralyzing Illness in Children

    Twelve years after a five-year-old boy died from acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), researchers continued to investigate the pathology and immune response of this polio-like illness. A new case report in the New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that Enterovirus D68 RNA and protein were found in the spinal cord of preserved autopsy tissue– proof … Continued

  • Hagood Awarded Grant from Harrington Discovery Institute

    James S. Hagood, MD, professor in the UNC Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Program for Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease of the UNC Children’s Research Institute and Marsico Lung Institute, has been selected as a Harrington Scholar-Innovator for his work on a therapeutic Strategy for pulmonary fibrosis. James S. Hagood, MD, professor in … Continued

  • PREMISE Study Enrolling Children to Prevent Next Pandemic, Focused on Virus Infection that Paralyzes like Polio

    Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, and Michelle Hernandez, MD, initiate pandemic preparedness study focused on children with NIAID Vaccine Research Center. The Pandemic Response Repository Through Microbial and Immunological Surveillance and Epidemiology (PREMISE) initiative is enrolling children aged 10 years or younger in a study aimed at getting ahead of the next pandemic. By studying the … Continued

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