Latest Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency Stories

2014-01-13 23:02:17

The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, announced a partnership today with Poliwogg, an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases...

2012-10-31 03:25:59

A team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Teckman in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Louis University, have demonstrated that oxidative stress occurs in a genetic model of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. This is the most common genetic liver disorder in children and can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in adults. Some cases may require liver transplantation. The report, published in the October 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, suggests that...

2011-06-15 09:33:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPTA opposes New Jersey Assembly Bill 2003 passed by the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 13 that imposes a new tax on therapies used to treat bleeding disorders like hemophilia. The bill creates The Bleeding Disorders Treatment Fund by taxing the manufacturers of blood clotting factor in the form of a 6 percent rebate. PPTA opposes any policy that would impose a tax on the sale of lifesaving therapies. PPTA calls on the...

2010-11-09 12:00:00

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing awareness to the need for early detection of a genetic disorder that can cause permanent and even fatal organ damage is the main theme of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Month in Michigan. The condition, known as Alpha-1, affects the lungs and liver in children and adults. Today representatives of the Alpha-1 Association, Michigan doctors who treat and advocate for patients with the disease and CSL Behring joined Governor Jennifer M....

2009-11-25 14:23:09

Findings suggest patients with nonalcoholic liver disease are candidates for transplants, but are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome complications Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine compared the outcomes of cirrhotic patients who underwent liver transplants for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) versus alcoholic liver disease (ETOH) and found no statistically significant differences in post-transplant survival rates between the NASH and ETOH groups. Study...

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