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.

To read more, go to: http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/3282-uab-researchers-discover-possible-treatment-for-incurable-lung-disease

 

2016 Annual State of the Department of Medicine Presentation
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Our featured investigator for the month of November is Nephrology Division Director Anupam Agarwal, MD.
We are delighted to have some of the most compassionate and committed staff in the Department. Our monthly spotlight shines on Amie Traylor, in Nephrology.
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