Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease that causes shortness of breath. The lungs become scarred, stiff and thick and the damage is irreversible. It can be caused by exposure to some environmental pollutants or certain medicines. The chemicals cause injury to alveolar epithelial cells and this promotes an immuno-inflammatory phase. This phase … Continue reading Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

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Skin Fibrosis Research

Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue. Skin or cutaneous fibrosis is caused by the accumulation of extracellular matrix components in the dermis.  It occurs naturally during wound repair and scar formation but can also be the result of pathological processes in pro-fibrotic diseases. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) or … Continue reading Skin Fibrosis Research

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