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  • How do scars form?

    In the riddle about the origin of scar tissue, researchers have reached an important next step. A team led by Helmholtz Zentrum München found that scars are made from a tissue beneath the skin: fascia. This new knowledge led to further discoveries about scarring mechanisms and the fascia matrix whic more

  • Evotec and Galapagos enter into collaboration in the field of fibrosis

    Evotec AG and Galapagos NV announced a global collaboration focused on a novel target for fibrosis and other indications. The collaboration concerns a small-molecule program, currently in pre-clinical drug development for the treatment of fibrotic diseases of the liver and other organs. The target h more

  • Identifying the right target

    Biochemists at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a severe hereditary disease of th more

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Fibrosis Fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue as a reparative or reactive process, as opposed to a formation of fibrous tissue as a normal constituent of an organ or tissue. Fibr ... more


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