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October 21 2013 – Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a prospective case-cohort study

Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a prospective case-cohort study Original Text Prof Ferran Morell MD a b , Ana Villar MD a b, María-Ángeles Montero MD c d †, Xavier Muñoz MD a b, Prof … Continue reading

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October 18 2013 – UW researchers to test novel therapy for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Dear Colleagues: I am very pleased to report that UW researchers have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test a promising, novel surgical therapy for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a chronic, progressive … Continue reading

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October 13 2013 – Deranged fatty acid composition causes pulmonary fibrosis in Elovl6-deficient mice

Despite the established role of alveolar type II epithelial cells for the maintenance of pulmonary function, little is known about the deregulation of lipid composition in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. The elongation of long-chain fatty acids family member 6 … Continue reading

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October 11 2013 – UAB gets $9.7 million to find treatments for deadly lung disease pulmonary fibrosis

UAB gets $9.7 million to find treatments for deadly lung disease pulmonary fibrosis by Bob Shepard Grant will allow UAB researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments. The University of Alabama at … Continue reading

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October 10 2013 – Finding cellular causes of lung-hardening disease

Medical Xpress)—Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or IPF, is an incurable lung disease that, over time, turns healthy lung tissue into inflexible scar tissue – hardening the lungs and eventually causing respiratory distress and death. Currently, there is no cure. Phil Sannes, … Continue reading

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October 9 2013- Promedior Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Study of PRM-151 in Myelofibrosis

Promedior, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel biologic therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, announced today that it has initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate PRM-151, its lead product candidate, in patients with myelofibrosis. Promedior is … Continue reading

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October 3 2013 – Newly identified biomarkers help predict outcome in deadly lung disease

New Haven, Conn. – A Yale-led study has identified a gene expression profile that can predict outcomes and lead to better treatment for one of the most lethal lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The study appears in Science Translational … Continue reading

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September 29 2013 – Trial to determine if stem cells can help with rare lung disease

By Cindy Krischer Goodman cindykgoodman@gmail.com Jose Guzman began gasping for breath while using his treadmill on the lowest setting and knew something was wrong. His search for answers led him to the diagnosis of a rare lung disease with no … Continue reading

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September 28 2013 – Pharmacological treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: from the past to the future

Abstract During the past decade important progress has been made regarding the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is the most devastating form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia with a median survival of 3 years. The knowledge gained has been … Continue reading

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September 2 2013 – New pathway to treat colorectal cancer, pulmonary fibrosis

Israel researchers uncover secrets of how a certain white blood cell can flip from being a ‘good guy’ to a ‘bad guy’ in diseases with no current cure. Doctoral student Danielle Karo-Atar studying macrophages at Tel Aviv University. A type … Continue reading

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