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Chronic lung diseases: prospects for regeneration and repair

To halt or reverse disease progression and achieve
lung regeneration, there is a need for earlier identification and treatment of these diseases. A precision
medicine approach to treatment is also important, involving the recognition of disease subtypes, or
endotypes, according to underlying disease mechanisms, rather than the current “one-size-fits-all”
approach. This review is based on discussions at a meeting involving 38 leading global experts in
chronic lung disease mechanisms, and describes advances in the understanding of the pathology and
molecular mechanisms of COPD and IPF to identify potential targets for reversing disease
degeneration and promoting tissue repair and lung regeneration.

  1. First meaningful research article of 2021. It talks about how COPD research is so far behind in comparison to other chronic diseases.

    When I try to talk to the pulmo about this stuff, he acts like I'm
    talking greek. He doesn't have a clue. He'd rather I just accept there's no cure and that's what I see across the web too. This is unacceptable. Especially since we've been studying this for millennia.

    1. Interesting information.

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