Possible treatment for incurable lung disease discovered

Investigators in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine have made a monumental discovery regarding idiopathic pulmonary Thannickalfibrosis, an often fatal lung disease with no cure and no effective treatments. In findings published March 1, 2013, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the research team has discovered a new pathway that contributes to fibrosis, or scarring in the lungs. More importantly, they may have also found a potential treatment to block that pathway.

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