Author Archives: Joana Fernandes, PhD

NIH Awards $5.2M to Team Working on Lung Regeneration Therapies

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a seven-year grant worth $5.2 million to a team of researchers looking into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that promote lung regeneration, and aiming to develop therapies for children with hereditary lung diseases and adults with pulmonary fibrosis…

Immune Response to Fungal Infection Seen to Drive Lung Fibrosis in Animal Study

Although the immune system works to fight pathological agents that invade the body, preventing disease, certain immune cells respond in ways that can grievously aggravate health conditions. A prime example is a damaging immune response that causes pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in people infected with the Paracoccidiodes fungi, according to a study published in the journal PLoS One.