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2011-06-09 07:01:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced promising results from an ongoing Phase 2 study evaluating combinations of VX-770 and VX-809, potential medicines designed to treat the defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis. The study enrolled 62 people with two copies of the most common CF mutation, known as Delta F508. The trial lasted three weeks. Participants took VX-809 for two weeks,...

2011-05-18 10:55:00

Tens of Thousands to Participate During National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that more than 200 cities will host Great Strides walks May 21-22, 2011. Great Strides is a national fundraiser that generates critical funds for lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. The 2011 goal of Great Strides is to raise nearly $40 million nationwide. May is National Cystic Fibrosis...

2011-03-14 09:31:00

ROCKAWAY, N.J., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's largest specialty party retailer, Party City, announces its support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a nationwide, in-store campaign from March 4 - April 2. Party City customers can support the CF Foundation with dollar donations collected at the registers of its more than 600 retail stores. All donations will help fund CF research, medical and education programs. Together, Party City and the CF Foundation aim to help the...

2011-02-23 07:01:00

Patients on drug had significant weight gain, reduced sweat chloride and were less likely to experience a pulmonary exacerbation BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced today that VX-770, an oral medicine in development that targets the defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis, showed promising results in a Phase 3 clinical trial. The trial was designed to evaluate patients age 12 and up who carry...

2010-05-13 13:03:00

Tens of Thousands to Participate during National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that more than 200 cities will host GREAT STRIDES walks May 15-16. GREAT STRIDES is a national fundraiser benefiting critical cystic fibrosis (CF) research, education and care programs. GREAT STRIDES is in its 22nd year and seeks to raise about $40 million in 2010. Funds raised through GREAT STRIDES have helped...

2009-07-09 15:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation commends the nomination by President Obama of Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as the new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). "The CF Foundation is pleased that Dr. Collins, who was pivotal in the discovery of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, may lead the NIH during a time when the expanding role of science is being highlighted by President Obama," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and...

2009-05-07 07:50:00

Tens of Thousands of Volunteers Seek to Raise $40 Million for Life-threatening Disease BETHESDA, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of GREAT STRIDES, a national walk that generates critical funds for life-saving cystic fibrosis (CF) research. The 2009 goal of GREAT STRIDES, the largest CF fundraiser, is to raise $40 million. Tens of thousands of walkers are expected to turn out at 600 sites nationwide from now until June. The...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin