The New York Academy of Sciences
Advances in Translational Models to Study Fibrosis
Posted July 31, 2018
Wound healing has long held fascination for basic and medical researchers. Scar formation, by a process known as fibrosis, allows tissues and organs to recover from injuries, although not always perfectly. Fibrosis also allows organs, such as the heart and lungs, to remodel themselves to meet changing physiologic demands. While these types of fibrosis are beneficial, misplaced or excessive fibrosis can be quite detrimental to tissue and organ function, and lies at the core of many human disease states. On April 17, 2018, fibrosis researchers convened at The New York Academy of Sciences to discuss methods to study, prevent, and ultimately treat disease conditions caused by pathologic fibrosis, in a one-day conference entitled Advances in Translational Models to Study Fibrosis.