Author Archives: Teresa Carvalho

Stem Cell Study Into Repairing Damaged Lungs Wins $100K ALA Grant

The American Lung Association (ALA) gave a Catalyst Award, worth $100,000 over two years, to a scientist whose study will address the regeneration of damaged lung tissue. Ya-Wen Chen, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine and stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University Southern California (USC), will…

IPF Negatively Affects Patients’ Quality of Life, Review Study Finds

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) negatively affects a person’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL), especially their physical health, a review study suggests. Patients’ age and disease severity also were found to have an impact on HRQoL. The study, “Health-related quality of life of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a…

PFF Awareness Campaign, ‘Pinpoint PF,’ Opening in December

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) plans to launch “Pinpoint PF,” an educational and awareness campaign for those at risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or showing symptoms, in December. “We introduced the campaign … during the PFF’s virtual Volunteer Meeting and received an enthusiastic response from our PFF Ambassadors…

Phase 2 Trial of NP-120 for IPF Reaches 25% of Enrollment Target

A Phase 2 study of NP-120 (ifenprodil) for chronic cough associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has reached 25% of its enrollment target, Algernon Pharmaceuticals, the therapy’s developer, has announced. “I am very pleased to report that we have reached 25% enrollment in the study,” Christopher J. Moreau, CEO…