Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protein linked to cancer growth drives deadly lung disease

A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human tissue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How fibrosis develops in butterfly syndrome patients

Children with a grave skin disorder known as butterfly syndrome develop severe and chronic blisters. Fibrosis, the thickening and scarring of connective tissues, is a major complication of the disease. Not only can fibrosis ...

Medical research

Connective tissue on the wrong road—When organs start to scar

Scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Department of Medicine 3—Rheumatology and Immunology, headed by Prof. Dr. Georg Schett, have now decrypted a molecular network that could in future ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infinite hug mechanism may be key to lung fibrosis

Researchers have long known that fibrosis – scarred tissue and organs – is caused by a wound healing mechanism that goes awry beyond normal wound repair. Now, a group of researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty ...

Immunology

Life-threatening lung disease averted in experimental models

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal condition that leaves lung tissue permanently scarred and leads to the decline and eventual failure of the respiratory system. For those diagnosed with the disease, treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis identified

In an article published online by Frontiers in Endocrinology, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report that they have identified a potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis or scarring. They ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakthrough for treatment of fibrotic diseases

Scientists have discovered a drug combination that could halt the progression of fibrosis—a condition believed to be responsible for almost half of all deaths—according to a study published in the journal European Urology.

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