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Researchers cure lung fibrosis in mice by lengthening telomeres.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a potentially lethal disease associated with the presence of critically short telomeres, and currently lacking effective treatment.  Now, a study from researchers at CNIO cures this disease in mice using a gene therapy capable of lengthening the telomeres, constituting a proof of concept where telomerase activation represents an effective treatment against pulmonary fibrosis.  The team states

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