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2013-11-11 11:00:52

Patients with damaged organs could be helped by new treatments after scientists have discovered how tissues scar.

2013-11-11 10:28:31

A team of scientists that includes Saint Louis University researchers has identified a new way to intervene in the molecular and cellular cascade that causes fibrosis – a condition where the body's natural process of forming scars for wound healing goes into overdrive and causes diseases.

2012-05-07 20:35:33

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report that significant numbers of myofibroblasts – cells that produce the fibrous scarring in chronic liver injury – revert to an inactive phenotype as the liver heals.

2011-08-02 12:19:13

A synthesised compound which is also found in bear bile could help prevent disturbances in the heart's normal rhythm.

2011-06-29 06:59:24

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) affects about 100,000 people in the US each year and is fatal within three years of diagnosis.

2011-06-27 15:09:52

An invasive cell that leads to fibrosis of the lungs may be stopped by cutting off its supply of sugar.

2011-02-25 12:50:47

Scientists have identified a protein that plays a key role in debilitating changes that occur in the heart after a heart attack.

2010-12-20 19:03:06

In the latest of a series of related papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Austria and elsewhere, present a new and more definitive explanation of how fibrotic cells form, multiply and eventually destroy the human liver, resulting in cirrhosis.

2009-06-01 09:29:25

In-growth and new generation of blood vessels, which must take place if a wound is to heal or a tumor is to grow, have been thought to occur through a branching and further growth of a vessel against a chemical gradient of growth factors.


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