Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 28 2011 Roots of Acute Worsening in ILD Elusive

By: DOUG BRUNK, Family Practice News Digital Network HONOLULU – Acute worsening is an important part of the natural history of many interstitial lung diseases, especially idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. But the roots of acute worsening in interstitial lung disease (ILD) … Continue reading

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November 22 2011 Local doctor co-authors stem cell study

Written by Scott DCamp One of Thief River Falls’ newest doctors, internal medicine provider Sandeep Jain, MD, co-authored a ground-breaking study that examined the use of stem cell transplants to treat a deadly autoimmune disease called Scleroderma. The study and … Continue reading

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November 10 2011 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Drug Market to Grow to $4.6 Billion in 2020

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) drug market is forecasted to grow to $4.6 … Continue reading

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October 27 2011 Stem cells repair lung damage after flu infection

Researchers have now identified and characterized adult stem cells that have the capacity to regenerate lung tissue. The findings, which come from studies of isolated human stem cells and of mice infected with a particularly nasty strain of H1N1 influenza … Continue reading

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October 25 2011 Blood Proteins Predict Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Team Finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 25, 2011) — A panel of blood proteins can predict which patients with the progressive lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are likely to live at least five years or to die within two years, say researchers at … Continue reading

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October 21 2011 Commonly used three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful

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October 18 2011 Cough May Warn of Danger for Patients with Lung-Scarring Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – A new analysis has found that coughing may signal trouble for patients with the lung-scarring disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The study, published in the journal Respirology, found that patients with the condition who also cough are … Continue reading

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October 17 2011 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Launches Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis

New Awards Totaling $200,000 to be Offered in 2012; Deadline for Letters of Intent is November 17, 2011 CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it has established the PFF Research Fund to … Continue reading

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October 12 2011 Stem Cells, Signaling Pathways Identified in Lung Repair

ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2011) — Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified cells and signaling molecules that trigger the repair of injured lungs. Stijn De Langhe, PhD, and his colleagues report October 10, 2011, online in the Journal of Clinical … Continue reading

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October 12 2011 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to Fund Further Therapeutic Evaluation Studies for Compugen-Discovered Drug Candidate

Potential use of CGEN-25009 for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis previously demonstrated in animal disease model TEL AVIV, Israel & CHICAGO, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Studies to be undertaken at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and … Continue reading

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