Magdalena Kegel,  —

Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Articles by Magdalena Kegel

Silica-Triggered Lung Fibrosis in Mice Controlled by Earthworm Extract

An extract from an earthworm reduced inflammation and fibrosis in the lungs of mice exposed to silica, acting through known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecular pathways. The findings suggest the extract could be explored as a potential drug therapy for silicosis. The study, “Earthworm extract attenuates silica-induced pulmonary…

Natural Anticoagulant Protected Mice from Severe Lung Fibrosis

Mice that produce excessive amounts of an anticoagulant factor are somewhat protected against pulmonary fibrosis development, a finding that highlights the possibility of manipulating natural anti-clotting proteins in the fight against lung fibrosis. Experiments showed that high levels of the anticoagulant protein C caused fewer macrophage inflammatory cells to move…

Physical Activity Crucial for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients, Study Reports

Physical inactivity and low blood-oxygen levels during periods of exercise predict poor survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to researchers at the Rabin Medical Center in Israel. The study, “Physical Activity and Exertional Desaturation Are Associated with Mortality in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis,” published in the Journal of…

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