The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the United Kingdom and English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.
Prospect of a Nanotherapy Based Cure for Liver Fibrosis ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿงช

Liver cirrhosis, which starts as liver fibrosis (scarring) is a considerable cause of morbidity and death worldwide. Without any licensed antifibrotic therapies and availability of liver transplants being limited, it usually leads to death. However, due to recent developments in biotechnology and medicine, there has been an increasing prospect in the use of naturally occurring peptide hormone human-relaxin 2 (RLX) as a possible therapeutic agent. RLX is vasodilatory, promotes tissue remodeling and is anti-fibrotic across major organs.


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