Category Archives: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers identify the causal link between telomere shortening and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes a gradual loss of respiratory capacity and can be lethal within a few years. The cause is unknown, although it can be attributed to a combination of genetics and the environment. Now, a team of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and University of Madrid have discovered that telomeres, the structures that

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