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  • Rare Disease Day: How You Can Help Raise Awareness

    Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February. The worldwide event has gained a lot of traction since its inception in 2008. The main objective is to raise awareness of the impact rare diseases have on patient’s lives. There is a tagline...

  • 6 Dos and Don’ts for Living Well With a Chronic Illness

    In response to how to cope with a chronic illness, many reply with the following statement: “there is no rulebook, so we write it as we go.” The sentiment of this is to say that there really are no right or wrong ways to deal with the diagnosis of a...

  • The Many Benefits of Self-Care & Finding Balance

    In a society that appears to glorify multitasking, after-hours meetings, excessive screen time and full schedules, it’s more important than ever that everyone finds balance and practices self-care. This is unfortunately often forgotten by many, and neglecting...

  • Prometic’s PBI-4050 Regulates 2 Receptors Key to Fibrosis Development, Study Shows

    PBI-4050, Prometic Life Sciences’ lead small molecule therapy candidate, targets a new antifibrotic pathway involving two receptors that play opposite roles in fibrosis development, researchers found. The study, “A Newly Discovered Antifibrotic Pathway...

  • The Invisible Impact of Trauma on Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

    With the exception of using supplemental oxygen, pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is an invisible disease for the most part. Like other chronic illnesses, it can be extremely difficult for patients to deal with; others can’t understand many of the physical symptoms...

  • Synthetic Proteins That Mimic Enzyme HYAL2 May Be Potential Therapeutic Strategy for PF, Researchers Say

    Researchers found that an enzyme previously linked only to cell metabolism is capable of reaching the nucleus of lung fibroblasts and once there, halting the cells’ transition to myofibroblasts, the cells responsible for driving the accumulation of fibrotic...

  • Considering Lung Transplantation: The Pros & Cons

    When the only “known” cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is removing the diseased lungs and replacing them with new ones, most people would think that opting for a double lung transplant would be a no-brainer. However, when you investigate...

  • Phase 2 Trial Shows KD025 Has Potential to Prevent Lung Function Decline in IPF

    An investigative drug developed by Kadmon called KD025 was shown to be safe and effective to prevent lung function decline in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to Phase 2 trial data. The ongoing IPF trial (NCT02688647) is...

  • Short-acting Asthma Relievers Linked to Female Infertility

    Women who use only short-acting asthma medications take longer to become pregnant than non-asthmatic women or women taking long-acting medications, a new international research study suggests. After looking at the data of more than 5,600 women in Australia...

  • Why You Should Consider Joining Our Online Forum

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis News forums launched a week ago! Many members have shared the PF forums with their own personal and professional networks and as a result, conversations are starting. Any new initiative takes time to grow, and time for participants...

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