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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...

2011-10-10 07:00:00

Agile Sciences will collaborate with Dr. Richard Boucher, Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Agile Sciences a Phase I STTR Grant to evaluate the efficacy of Agile Sciencesâ proprietary Agilyteâ“ž¢ anti-biofilm molecules for treating lung infections of cystic fibrosis patients. The molecules will be tested in...

2011-07-06 09:50:00

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life Tour Series Supports Lifesaving Cystic Fibrosis Research BETHESDA, Md., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced that Aptalis Pharma will be the 2011 national title sponsor for its premier cycle series--Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. The event features one-day bike tours held in 46 U.S. cities throughout the summer and fall. Thousands of cyclists will come together to raise money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis,...

2011-06-22 10:58:00

Kids from 20 States Make Case for Drug Funding and Access to Care for Fatal Disease BETHESDA, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens from across the United States whose siblings, cousins and other loved ones have cystic fibrosis will urge elected officials in Washington, D.C., to fund government agencies that are vital to drug research and development. They will also press Congress to protect health coverage for people with cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic disease....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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