Medical research

Scientists identify agent that can block fibrosis of skin, lungs

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 ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New way of classifying scleroderma

A new way of classifying scleroderma will greatly help the diagnosis and stratification of the debilitating medical condition, as well as assist in researching other autoimmune diseases.

Genetics

Study reveals new genetic link to scleroderma

An international research consortium including scientists from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new genetic link to the systemic form of scleroderma. Researchers believe ...

Immunology

Regulatory and effector B cells control scleroderma

Systemic sclerosis (SSc, also known as scleroderma), a connective tissue disorder of autoimmune etiology, is characterized by excessive fibrosis in the skin and various internal organs. More than 90 percent of SSc patients ...

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