IPF Leads to Decades of Advocacy

IPF Leads to Decades of Advocacy

Teresa Barnes calls herself an accidental advocate. She was preparing herself for a career in journalism and the medical device industry when her dad was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in her senior year of college. Within 11 years between 1996 and...
Disease-Linked Gut Microbiome Varies With Age

Disease-Linked Gut Microbiome Varies With Age

Image credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI (CC BY 2.0) The human body is an ecosystem made up of both human cells and trillions of microbes, and the largest microbial community is in the gut. This community of gut microbes helps harvest nutrients from our food, modulates our...
Could an extract from Green Tea reverse fibrosis?

Could an extract from Green Tea reverse fibrosis?

A UC-San Francisco pilot study associated a reversal in fibrosis with an over the counter supplement, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This plant-based compound can be found in green tea. “In sequential order, half the patients were given capsules of EGCG (Teavigo) at...
Group crowdfunds a clinical trial to help IPF Patients

Group crowdfunds a clinical trial to help IPF Patients

Published by TuftsNow and written by Genevieve Rajewski. Shared with permission. No time to lose-Teresa Barnes, an IPF advocate and volunteer, facilitates the acceleration of an IPF cure. “I have a nine-year-old daughter, and her risk is also fifty/fifty,”...