Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New window on fibrosis

DDR1 is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)—a cell surface receptor—that regulates multiple functions including the maintenance of the normal structure of tissues, but which also contributes to pathological conditions including ...

Medical research

Study reveals new targets to inhibit pulmonary fibrosis

In a study out this week in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center sheds new light on the cause of pulmonary fibrosis and demonstrates a way to impede ...


Breakthrough may explain why cancer immunotherapies can backfire

Research by University of Alberta scientists into PD-1, a cell surface receptor that naturally plays a major role in de-escalating the body's immune system, may explain why it can go haywire and cause autoimmune diseases ...

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