It is known that chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells, including cells in the bone marrow that give rise to different immune cells. However, this can lead to a dramatic reduction … Continue Reading Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.
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 … Continue Reading Researchers identify the causal link between telomere shortening and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the ‘caps’ or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins University say they have discovered … Continue Reading Premature aging of stem cell telomeres, not inflammation, linked to emphysema.