Innovative research being conducted by Dr. Richard Loeser and his team is yielding new insights into the development and progression of arthritis.
Letter From the Director
Learn about our exciting leadership changes, and get the latest updates regarding research and treatment of rheumatologic, allergy and immunologic diseases.
Researchers are gaining valuable insights into the causes and impact of physical inactivity.
Scientists at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center are exploring how ultrasound can offer important benefits related to the study of osteoarthritis.
Innovative approaches to research may lead to changes in the way this disease is treated in the future.
Additional Research Highlights
Thurston scientists are leading the way in studying the cause and geographical spread of a meat allergy related to tick bites, novel ways to treat a variety food allergies, addressing barriers to immunizations, novel exercise interventions for osteoarthritis, and new tools that are important to genomics research.
Inspirational Patient Stories
There was a time when Sandy Vargas could walk from her bedroom to her kitchen, but only if she would then be able to lie down to rest afterwards. Now she is a distance swimmer, and walks a dozen miles daily. Here is the inspirational story of how a patient and her UNC doctor teamed up to achieve lasting results.
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