Promising new target may treat pulmonary fibrosis

18 marzo 2015

By uncovering the mechanism by which fibrous tissue cells in the lung multiply, researchers have identified a promising new approach for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF- where the disease appears spontaneously and without a known cause — is a severe, chronic lung disease in which the rapid growth of fibrous tissue results in increasingly severe breathing difficulties and a high mortality rate.