The world of science and medicine never stands still. Research constantly pushes things further along–creating, developing, and fine-tuning treatments so they are more effective, and working to establish why diseases happen and how they progress. Thankfully, pulmonary fibrosis research is also constantly moving forward. According to breathingmatters.co.uk, the Centre for Inflammation and Tissue Repair (CITR) at UCL Respiratory is working on several projects at the moment:
Investigating the development of scar tissue
Understanding why lung tissue becomes scarred will take scientists one step closer to coming up with ways to prevent it from happening or developing treatments to slow the progression or reverse the damage.