Last Week’s Hot Topic on Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Last week’s hot topic on pulmonary fibrosis was Mechanotherapy Promotes Regeneration of Fibrotic Tissues, Study Shows written by Patricia Inacio.

This article is focused on researchers who discovered that mechanotherapy on damaged muscle tissue reduces both fibrotic tissue accumulation and inflammation while helping to increase tissue regeneration, according to a new study titled “Biologic-free mechanically induced muscle regeneration,” published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Wyss Institute Founding Director, Dr. Donald Ingber, a pioneer and leader in the field of mechanobiology, said, “This work clearly demonstrates that mechanical forces are as important biological regulators as chemicals and genes, and it shows the immense potential of developing mechanotherapies to treat injury and disease. The challenge now is to advance this new mechanotherapeutic approach from the bench to bedside, where the real impact on human lives can occur.”


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