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2012-04-07 23:02:24

Emily´s Entourage has announced a charity auction for two tickets to American Idol to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after donating over $80,000 from their t-shirt fundraiser. The tickets up for bid are for the May 9, 2012 show and are currently up for bid on CharityBuzz under Emily´s Entourage. (link below) Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Following up their successful t-shirt fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the sale of custom t-shirts,...

2012-04-05 23:01:07

Philadelphia area Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser Emily's Entourage has had a successful t-shirt fundraiser yielding both money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the sale of custom t-shirts by US screen printers, Rush Order Tees. Rush Order Tees printed the t-shirts for fundraising and promoted their availability through social media in coordination with the non-profit charitable organization Emily´s Entourage. Philadelhpia, PA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 The Cystic...

2012-03-12 14:31:32

New research could provide roadmap for more effective drug discovery for CF A recent study led by Gergely Lukacs, a professor at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, and published in the January issue of Cell, has shown that restoring normal function to the mutant gene product responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF) requires correcting two distinct structural defects. This finding could point to more effective therapeutic strategies for CF in the future. CF, a...

2011-11-04 12:42:03

Final stage clinical trial shows significantly improved lung function in subset of CF patients A new study has confirmed that the drug, ivacaftor (VX-770), significantly improves lung function in some people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The results of the phase III clinical trial study, "A CFTR Potentiator in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and the G551D Mutation," led by Bonnie W. Ramsey, MD of Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington, were published today in the...

2011-11-04 10:17:16

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital researcher co-authors major clinical trial Results of the pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial published in the Nov. 3, 2011 (embargoed 5 pm ET, Nov. 2, '11) New England Journal of Medicine, find that the oral medication ivacaftor (VX-770) provides major, sustained improvement in lung function, growth and other signs and symptoms for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The multi-site study marks the first...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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