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Pulmonary Fibrosis May Be Caused By Excess Fat in the Lungs

Special cells may dump fat into the lungs of people with pulmonary fibrosis, filling airspaces. Scientists at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found that decreasing the accumulation of lung fat could help reduce problems associated with this disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by scarred, thick tissue within the lungs.

Phase 1 Clinical Trial May Suggest Positive Clues On Drug Candidate For IPF

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd., a pharmaceutical company focused on the reformulation of existing approved drugs, recently announced the end of an initial phase 1 trial of its drug candidate for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, PTL-202, combined with an important antioxidant amino acid, with positive signs on its effectiveness, low side effects,…

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