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Efzofitimod Scores FDA Fast Track Designation for SSc-ILD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the experimental therapy efzofitimod fast track status as a potential treatment for interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The designation is given to speed up the development and review of therapies designed to treat serious health conditions.

Long Non-coding RNAs in Pediatric Localized Scleroderma Profiled

Levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells are elevated in skin biopsies from children with localized scleroderma, a new study shows. The study showed that T-cells from pediatric localized scleroderma patients can promote scar-forming activity in skin cells when grown together in a laboratory culture. Researchers also…

Simulations Plus Software Will Model Lung Disease in Scleroderma

Simulations Plus has released software that aims to use advanced mathematical computer models to predict responses to therapy in people with interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD). The company says the new software, called ILDsym version 1A, may help toward developing new therapies for people with…

‘Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine’ 2022 Fundraiser to Honor Bob Saget

The Scleroderma Research Foundation‘s annual star-studded “Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine” event will this year honor the late comedian and actor Bob Saget, who spearheaded the fundraiser for three decades. Saget, who died in January, had worked for more than 30 years to promote scleroderma research following the death of his…