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2014-08-18 12:27:32

- Recipients will compete for public votes for a chance to win one of two Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholar awards NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving...

2014-08-14 23:06:05

Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world. ChanTest is participating in global efforts to identify solutions – and publishing a new white paper to share these results. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With over 70,000 people suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) worldwide, and 30,000 alone in the United States, the world is searching for impactful solutions to address the pain and suffering endured by people living with this debilitating disease....

2014-08-01 12:25:54

- AbbVie will donate $10 to Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) for every recipe collected between August 1 and September 15, 2014, up to $10,000 NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. (CFRI) today announced a partnership to expand awareness of proper nutritional habits in the cystic fibrosis (CF) community through the CFChef Shares program. CFChef Shares will run from August 1 to September...

2014-07-25 10:36:51

UNC The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients. In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug. The finding, published today in the journal Science...

2014-07-16 23:04:17

ReportsnReports.com adds “OpportunityAnalyzer: Cystic Fibrosis - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2018 – Event-Driven Update” to its store. The majority of Cystic Fibrosis sales will come from the US, which will represent 60% of the market by 2018. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Researcher estimates the 2012 sales for Cystic Fibrosis to be approximately $1.2 billion across the six markets covered in this forecast: the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. By the end...

2014-07-09 23:13:42

Los Angeles teen, Claire Wineland, receives prestigious award for her foundation’s dedication to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Claire’s Place Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by 17-year-old Claire Wineland, was awarded “Small Nonprofit Organization of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for their work helping children and families affected by cystic fibrosis. On June 25th the Los...

2014-05-29 13:53:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding of mechanism could lead to new drug treatment A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Unlike many known disease-linked variants, this one lies not in a gene but in so-called noncoding DNA, a growing focus of disease research. The discovery, reported in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also adds to scientific understanding of the...

2014-05-26 12:21:59

LONDON, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - CFTR Modulators Initiate Drive towards Personalized Treatment and Market Growthhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/cystic_fibrosis_therapeutics_major_developed_markets_2019_cftr_modulators_initiate_drive_towards_personalized_treatment_market_growth.htmlCystic Fibrosis Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets...

2014-04-10 23:22:55

Novel Approach May Help to Prevent False Positive Cardiac Safety Findings in New Drug Development Philadelphia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare that enables ERT to introduce the QT Guard Plus Analysis System to the clinical trial industry as part of its centralized cardiac safety solutions. The QT Guard Plus Analysis...

2014-03-13 17:11:30

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester. The disease, called congenital hyperinsulinism, means that the infant's brain is starved of blood sugar which can lead to brain damage or long-term disability. But by giving the children purified fish oils similar to those used to treat some heart attack patients, alongside standard medical treatment, their...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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