Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Conquering chronic lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic disorders in the world. The disease infects nearly 70,000 people worldwide and approximately one in 30 Americans is a carrier. CF is caused by mutations in the human ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

GERD increases risk for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a study published online April 20 in the European Respiratory Journal.

Biomedical technology

Breakthrough for sweat analysis: 3D-printed wearable sensor

Sweat is more than just a sign of a good workout. It holds vital information about our health, providing clues to dehydration, fatigue, blood sugar levels and even serious conditions such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes and ...

Radiology & Imaging

AI diagnoses lung disease based on X-rays

Skoltech researchers have trained a neural network to search for lung pathologies on X-ray images and come up with brief verbal descriptions to accompany them. This task is currently performed by physicians, and it takes ...

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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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