A number of studies have shown that it is possible to lengthen the average life of individuals of many species, including mammals, by acting on specific genes. To date, however, this has meant altering the animals' genes ...
Genetics May 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 1
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that they have identified the molecular pathway through which physical force contributes to scarring in mice.
Medical research Dec 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis, a process that can ultimately end in organ failure and even death because ...
Medical research May 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The CAPACITY study, published Online First and in an upcoming Lancet, shows that pirfenidone reduces the rate of decline of lung function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisa condition of unknown cause affect ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Discoveries by a Yale-led team of scientists could lead the way for development of new therapies for treating fibrosis and tumor metastasis. The researchers have both uncovered a signaling ...
Medical research May 21, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
When it comes to healing the terrible wounds of war, success may hinge on the first blood clot – the one that begins forming on the battlefield right after an injury.
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A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect ...
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Guided by insights into how mice recover after H1N1 flu, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, together with researchers at A*STAR of Singapore, have cloned three distinct ...
Medical research Oct 27, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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Surgery Nov 26, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.
Medical research Jul 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A drug used to treat cancer may also be effective in diseases that cause scarring of the internal organs or skin, such as pulmonary fibrosis or scleroderma.
Medications Sep 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to a way to prevent the progression, or induce the regression, of lung injury that results from use of the anti-cancer chemotherapy ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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Medical research Oct 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An international team of researchers led by Georgia State University scientists have found a key component in the pathological process of pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal disease for which there is currently no cure.
Immunology Apr 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a common genetic variant associated with substantially increased risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, a debilitating and life-threatening lung condition. ...
Genetics Apr 20, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Pulmonary fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs. It is also described as "scarring of the lung".
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