Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert discusses progress of mRNA vaccines

Two mRNA vaccines, which received emergency authorization in late 2020, have proven critical in the fight against COVID-19. These vaccines, the first of their kind, were the culmination of decades of research on RNA. Delivered ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations updated for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

In a clinical practice guideline issued by the American Thoracic Society, together with the European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and Asociacion Latinoamericana de Torax, updated recommendations are ...

Medical research

Liver fibrosis: The fatal signaling pathway

At least 5 million people in Germany suffer from liver disease. Fibrosis, the pathological proliferation of connective tissue, plays an important role in many complications of chronic liver problems. Activated hepatic stellate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New targets uncovered for treating hypertension-related fibrosis

Elevated blood pressure can cause a condition known as perivascular fibrosis, where the outside wall of a blood vessel thickens due to connective tissue build-up. Although recent data has suggested that the thickening is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is causing the rise in black lung disease?

Silica exposure is a driving force behind rising rates of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, according to a new study published by occupational health experts at the University of Illinois Chicago and their collaborators.

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Fibrosis

Fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue as a reparative or reactive process, as opposed to a formation of fibrous tissue as a normal constituent of an organ or tissue.

The term is also sometimes used to describe a normal healing process, but this usage is less common.

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