Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists find a 'scarcode' common across damaged organs

Scarring goes more than skin deep. It can occur in any organ because of injury from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption or as a byproduct of chronic conditions like endometriosis, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune ...

Health

How to treat scars at home—and hopefully make them disappear

Maybe you've had a skin cancer removed from your face or body. Perhaps you had an injury or accident and needed stitches. However you came by a cut on your skin, you probably want to make it appear as small as possible as ...

Medical research

Lung drug hope for heart failure patients

An early phase trial of a drug currently used to treat lung fibrosis has shown it may also help patients who suffer from a common form of heart failure.

Medications

Pirfenidone reduces scar tissue in patients with heart failure

Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fractionwho took the antifibrotic drug pirfenidone saw a significant reduction in a marker of heart muscles carring compared with patients who received a placebo,based on ...

Neuroscience

Controlled scar formation in the brain

When the brain suffers injury or infection, glial cells surrounding the affected site act to preserve the brain's sensitive nerve cells and prevent excessive damage. A team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin ...

Medical research

Skin wounds in older mice are less likely to scar

Researchers have discovered a rare example in which the mammalian body functions better in old age. A team at the University of Pennsylvania found that, in skin wounds in mice, being older increased tissue regeneration and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventing fibrosis

Researchers at Cardiff University and the Wales Kidney Research Unit have discovered a potential new method for preventing the process that causes scar formation in organs.

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