Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that causes the lung tissue to become thick and stiff, making breathing extremely difficult. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for the condition. Intent on finding a cure, doctors and scientists are working non-stop to find out what causes the disease.
Listen as Prof. Darryl Knight and Dr. Chris Grange compare breathing with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to trying to inflate a flattened aluminum soda can with a straw. In this Hunter Medical Research Institute video, the team explains their research work and why they need donor lung tissue from IPF patients to help advanced their studies.
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